Drone News Oct 8-20

  • 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 of synchronized smart multi-spectral sensors, weapons and intelligent effectors that translate to very high hit accuracies. These include Automatic Target Recognition, Classification and Tracking (ATR) capabilities. The NRWS C-UAS is a new class of anti-drone solutions, whose capabilities single it out from other NRWS.’
  • Tal Inbar: “Destroyed TEL and Scud missile in Armenia, after Azerbaijan attack. To the best of my knowledge it is the first documented outcome of an armed UAV against ballistic missile.”
  • Real Clear Defense: Will the Air Force’s New Smart Weapons Leave Airmen Without a Job?
  • Raytheon advertises importance of counter UAS solutions.
  • Azerbaijan puts out more video of drone strikes. Total losses as of Oct. 12. Video of S-300 being struck. Azerbaijan has IAI Harop, Harpy, Elbit Skystriker, Aeronautics line of drones, and Turkey’s Bayraktar.
  • Nigeria: Could Turkish drones be the silver bullet in Nigeria’s decade long war against insurgency. Turkey has in recent years become a major player when it comes to the world of drones. Weve seen what Turkish drones did in Syria.
  • Could anti-missile lasers also be used against drones? Israel and the US are cooperating.
  • Types of air defense (above), but do they work against drones.
  • Armenia, October 20: “Today, in the result of hostilities in the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone, the air defense units of the Defense Army shot down 5 enemy UAVs.”

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