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Turkish UMTAS Missile Dropped From a Bayraktar Tactical Drone

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A Turkish drone has successfully completed firing tests of UMTAS anti-tank missile. On the recent test the Bayraktar TB2 drone carried two missiles at a total weight of 75 kg. One missile was dropped from an altitude of 16,000 ft. to hit a 2x2 meter laser-designated target self designated from the drone, from a distance of 8,000 meters.

IAI Extends Panther’s Endurance, Positioning the VTUAV to Address South Korean...

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling a new variant of its Panther Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAV, equipped with a hybrid propulsion system integrating electric and internal combustion engines. The drone, displayed by the Korean Hankuk Carbon company, is designated ‘Front Engine Panther’ (FE-Panther) and is the latest development of IAI’s Panther family.

Flying IEDs: The Next Evolution in Warfare?

With the evolution and proliferation of drone technology, ordnance disposal units are now facing a new and worrisome threat, the Flying IED.

France offers Patroller Drones to Egypt

Following the sale of Rafale fighter jets, FREMM frigate and possibly, the Mistral helicopter carrier built for the Russian Navy, France is offering Egypt its latest UAV - the Patroller.

Israeli UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

Addressing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market demands with new systems and capabilities Israel is displaying a wide range of UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

New Launcher to Deploy C-RAM, C-UAV and Counter Cruise-Missile Defenses by...

The US Army is seeking to field a new air defense system comprising two types of missiles, capable to protect military forces against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Rockets, Artillery and Mortars. The truck mounted system called ‘Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 Intercept (IFPC Inc. 2-I) is designed for rapid deployment on contingency operations.

Air cushion will enable the Russian Teal UAV to operate from...

A new Russian UAV is designed with an air cushion that enables operation from rough surfaces. The drone called 'Chirok' (Teal) will be able to operate from uneven surfaces, scattered with stones and obstacles (up to 20cm high), as well as soft sand, high grass, snow-covered or wetland terrain, as well as water surfaces.

Iran tests new drones, air defense missiles during wargames

The Iranian air defense command has introduced a third generation evolution of the Hawk missile, locally designated ‘Shalamcheh’, operated along with new radar and ELINT systems. The Iranian Army has also tested its new Mohajer type drones during the recent exercises.

Preview: Israel’s live robotics display at AUS&R

Israel's latest drones and robots are on display this week at the AUS&R event. Held for the second year, AUS&R has become the showcase of Israel's unmanned systems industry and operators.

New UAV designs from AVIC

AVIC displayed a number of drones including a 1:6 model of the ‘Blue Fox’ high maneuverability jet powered drone, and the twin propeller driven...

Da-Vinci tri-copter is built for urban warfare

Da-Vinci, a Compact, lightweight VTOL multi-rotor UAS Platform is launched today at the AUSA 2014 in Washington DC. The developer is Flying Productions, a young Israeli company that has developed the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone for military and law enforcement missions in urban areas.

British Watchkeeper drones begin combat ISTAR missions over Afghanistan

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) today announced the first operational flights in Afghanistan of Thales’ unmanned air system - the Watchkeeper. The new capability is providing force protection for British troops as they prepare to draw down from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

Israel's air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The Syrian drone came...

Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s...

The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.