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SeaGull USV Broadens Surveillance Capability with an ‘Eye in the Sky’
Elbit Systems has added an Unmanned Aerial System capability to the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), broadening surveillance and intelligence gathering capabilities of the unmanned boat. Trials conducted in recent weeks were dedicated to the integration of Elbit Systems' Skylark C mini-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), onboard the Seagull USV, further enhancing its intelligence-gathering capabilities.
Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army
The French defense procurement agency (DGA) selected Thales to provide up to 70 ‘Spy'Ranger’ Mini-Drone Reconnaissance Systems (SMDR) for the French Army. Induction of the first batch of 35 systems is expected to begin in 2019. The total cost of the contract, with options, could reach €104.3 million (US $108.8 million).
New Drone Extends Combat Brigade’s View Beyond 100 km
Elbit Systems is unveiling its latest small, unmanned aerial system (UAS) - the Skylark 3 at the Singapore Airshow 2016. Skylark 3 extend the company's family of small UAS, introducing a larger platform designed to support the brigade level.
Israel’s IAI teams with Alpha Design Technologies to produce mini-UAVs in...
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India's Alpha Design Technologies have signed a teaming agreement for the production and marketing of mini-Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in India to accommodate the operational needs of Indian customers. The agreement covers local production of IAI's Bird-Eye 400 and Bird-Eye 650 mini UAS as well as other mini-unmanned aerial systems.
IAI unveils BirdEye 650D, mini-UAV designed for 24 hour missions
Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled its BirdEye 650D mini unmanned air system, the third variant of the BirdEye 650 mini-UAV. The new version extends the systems' mission endurance from two and three hours to 24
North Korean mini-Drones are Made in China
According to 'Alert 5' news blog, these drones are commercial off-the-shelf SKY-09P models made in China, by Taiyuan Navigation Technology. Based on the manufacturer's...
UAS AeroVironment’s Puma AE Certified for Commercial Operations in the Arctic
This 'Restricted category' certification marks the first time the FAA has approved a hand-launched unmanned aircraft system for commercial missions. The U.S. federal Aviation Authority...
Mobile Radar Optimized to Detect UAVs, Precision Guided Weapons
The 1L121E mobile active phased array radar developed by the Russian company NNIIRT is positioned to provide short-range air defense weapons the cueing necessary to engage the most illusive targets - mini-UAVs and Precision Guided Weapons (PGW) - the primary threats for air defense systems
Sweden, Denmark Opt for PUMA AE, Wasp Mini-UAVs
Above: Wasp Launch. Photo: AeroVironment Sweden and Denmark both selected the PUMA AE for Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TAC-UAS) to support their deployed forces in Afghanistan....
Aeronautics to Supply Finland with 55 Orbiter Mini-UAV Systems
Finland has selected the Israeli Orbiter-2 mini-UAV system for its next generation Unmanned Aerial System to be used in support of the tactical ground forces. The acquisition of 55 systems is expected to be worth about US$30 million.
Digital Raven Enhanced with New Gimbaled Payload, Image Processing
Aerovironment is upgrading the RQ-11B Digital Raven with the Mantis i23 miniature multisensor payload, packing daylight video, thermal cameras and plus laser pointer. The company is also enhancing the system by processing the Raven video to trigger automatic Moving Target Indication (MTI).
Aeryon Scout provides the Missing Link Between Rebels, NATO
While NATO countries fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) high above Libya, providing vital intelligence to NATo air forces, imagery was made available to directly...
Stalker EX Mini-UAV Set for Eight Hour Endurance Missions
Lockheed Martin has developed a ruggedized, fuel-cell powered version of its Stalker Unmanned Air System (UAS), called the Stalker eXtreme Endurance (XE) UAS. The...
IAI Unveils the Ghost – a Miniature UAV For Special Operations
IAI Malat is unveiling the Ghost and Mini Panther, two new vertical take-off and landing miniature unmanned vehicles currently undergoing test flights, both are...