Iran arms embargo ends as Tehran says it eyes exports, Iran has had major advances in drones in recent years. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in Israel shows off new technology at Euronaval 2020: “The NRWS C-UAS capitalizes on Rafael’s world-renowned, long-standing Typhoon family of combat-proven naval defence solutions. The NRWS C-UAS incorporates a diverse mix … Continue reading Drone News Oct 8-20
News about the use of UAVs in conflict continues, especially with the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict. Article at RUSI: Despite the heavy Armenian armoured losses, the key lessons from the videos Azerbaijan has published online are not about armour. Rather, they reflect how the density of sensors on the modern battlefield is changing the balance in combined arms warfare. … Continue reading Drone news Oct 4-7: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting, drone sales,
More strikes by Azerbaijan. Armenia claims to have shot down 107 drones U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper drone is getting nearly double the amount of firepower, due to a new software upgrade that enables the aircraft to carry eight Hellfire missiles instead of four. Israel’s Harop destroys tanks used by Azerbaijan. From what I have found that’s, #Azerbaijani side … Continue reading Drone news Oct 1-4
Drone news over the last week has been pronounced as Azerbaijan and Armenia clashed. Armenia says 55 drones have been shot down, including 6 on October 1. There is little evidence of this. However evidence is emerging of the effective use of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones and also Israeli drones. Many other drone stories have … Continue reading Drone news Sept 26-Oct 1: Azerbaijan drones, new Iran footage
New details on drones; Pro-Russian militia drone downed over Vodiane by Ukraine military EW system employment U.S. Commandos Use Secretive Missiles to Kill Qaeda Leaders in Syria – The New York Times. GNA uses UAVS in Libya.
Saudi Arabia announced “the interception of an explosive drone launched by the Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia,” Al-Arabiya reported. The spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, said in a statement that the joint coalition forces managed, this evening, to intercept and destroy an explosive UAV launched by the terrorist Houthi militia in a … Continue reading Yemen Houthi drone downed over Saudi Arabia
New drone news September 2020: Artificial intelligence, $7.4 billion Reaper deal, Aksungur, Herons etc
Andrils new drone and artificial intelligence, in Wired, Sept. 15. Was Sentinel radar sent to Syria by the US to help defend against drone threats, Sept. 19. Houthis increase drone strikes on Saudi Arabia, September 19. “In an effort to field MQ-9 Reapers faster and meet an increasing operational demand for the aircraft, the Air … Continue reading New drone news September 2020: Artificial intelligence, $7.4 billion Reaper deal, Aksungur, Herons etc
“Esper: Unmanned Vessels Will Allow the Navy to Reach 355-Ship Fleet”
BBC: Hypersonic weapons Hypersonic drones could be one avenue countries are now approaching, according to new reports. “James Acton is a UK physicist who works for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. Surveying the efforts of the US, China and Russia in hypersonic weapons he concludes that ‘there’s a whole zoo of hypersonic … Continue reading Drone news Aug-Sept: Hypersonic weapons, France and Houthis
The US carried out a drone strike in Somalia in late August, an August 27 report says. 6 Al-Shabab members were killed in the strike. Tensions on India border with Pakistan included claims that the Pakistanis had interdicted a quadcopter.
As tensions continue between Israel and Hezbollah the Lebanese group claimed to have downed an Israeli drone in late August. There was also video of the downing. Hezbollah has said it reserves the right to attack Israel after a July 20 incident in which one of its members was killed in Syria.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Israel is continuing to pioneer tactical drones. One of them is the Ninox 40 which Spear UAV in Tel Aviv has rolled out. This encapsulated drone can be launched from a tube, like firing a flare or smoke grenade and it can loiter for 40 minutes. It could revolutionize the battlefield, … Continue reading Israel’s new Ninox 40 drone and SpearUAV’s tactical concept
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An image appeared on social media showing a Gaza baloon-carrying ‘drone’
Reports that drones crashed over Idlib province on Tuesday, August 18. Military Times notes “ The U.S. lost two drones over Syria Tuesday after a midair collision, a defense official tells Military Times. Images of burning aircraft crashing to the ground were posted on Twitter Tuesday. There was speculation that the aircraft were MQ-9 Reapers … Continue reading US drones crash above Idlib
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN SINAI: A drone crashed in north Sinai. It looks like an RQ-20 Puma. The drone would have been used by the Egyptian military against the ISIS ongoing insurgency in Sinai. FRANCE: The French are getting more tools to counter drones. The French Ministry of Defense published a photo showing personnel “specializing … Continue reading Military drone news August 2020
The IDF says: “Overnight, IDF troops identified a drone which infiltrated into Israeli airspace in the Mount Hermon area, along the Israeli side of the Blue Line. The drone was monitored and downed by the IDF. IDF troops are conducting searches in the area. The IDF is on elevated preparedness in the North and will … Continue reading Israel: A drone entered the Galilee