A photo of a crashed Houthi drone raises some questions about the role of the Houthi drone program and also Iran's role in providing technology for UAVs to the Houthis and Hezbollah. The drone is often called "Rased (راصد)." There are some details about it. It is one of several recon drones the Houthis use … Continue reading A look at Houthi ‘Rased’ drone and its links to others
Israel appeared to show off a new drone during a recent exercise for its multi-dimensional unit. https://twitter.com/AvichayAdraee/status/1286315556723982337 The type of drone is not known but there is speculation about it. https://twitter.com/David_Hambling/status/1288116862866190340 The speculation says it can attach to walls and leave things behind, such as munitions perhaps or other necessary items. Drones and tech are … Continue reading What is this new Israeli drone?
Iranian media has spoken about Iran using several drones during its recent Great Prophet drills. One of them is said to be the Shahed 181 («شاهد ۱۸۱») but this drone doesn't seem to have been mentioned prior to this. It is mentioned alongside other known drones in this case. Video seemed to show it as … Continue reading What is Iran’s Shahed 181 drone?
The IDF released video from a new training that has been completed. The video showcases several examples of use of small UAVs and also unmanned ground vehicles. See a link to the full video here. "In the exercise, the IDF activated a variety of aircraft, including squadrons of different warplanes, helicopters, and drones. Also, for … Continue reading Israel’s IDF showcases training with drones
A new article suggests Trump has increased the US use of drones. https://twitter.com/jchaltiwanger/status/1285645106553528322 This is important to the current administration because it has wanted to compete with China and other rising drone powers. Since the first days that US President Donald Trump came to office he has pushed for this. He has "approved a move … Continue reading Article alleges Trump expanded drone wars
https://twitter.com/DavidADaoud/status/1286356283315171328 Photos alleged to show an Israeli drone over Lebanon on July 23. https://twitter.com/DavidADaoud/status/1286356283315171328 This has become a frequent issue and there have been many incidents amid rising Israel-Hezbollah tensions. Israel does not admit it uses drones over Lebanon.
A drone with a very serious bomb on it was found in Iraq. https://twitter.com/AuroraIntel/status/1286300306331009029 One writes "Interesting looking projectile captured from downed quad-copter today in Baghdad. This isn't amateur work. Any clue who could have made this." https://twitter.com/omar_nidawi/status/1286300243886247937 Did it weigh only 2kg, it seems larger. https://twitter.com/conornolan7/status/1286331975272456196 Others speculated "It's an AV-1 style fuze but … Continue reading Iraq: A drone was found with a strange bomb on it
By SETH J. FRANTZMANDrones are playing a key role in the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. They have been used for footage of strikes by both sides and also used in the information war to show off each country's abilities. So far footage posted online by Azerbaijan has generally been better, but both sides have … Continue reading Drones play key role in Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes
In clashes on July 12 Azerbaijan used drones to film strikes on Armenian military units. https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1282737398544310278 See also https://twitter.com/ONC3X/status/1282744784306618368 More on the drones; https://twitter.com/ONC3X/status/1282747719669301248
The success of Turkey's drones is being heralded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. https://twitter.com/NeSyria/status/1282388407822495746