Drone news Nov 3-14: More drone swarms, Azerbaijan’s victory

Drone use by Azerbaijan noticed in Washington Post piece. "The Washington Post has a new story tonight about the huge advantage that drones provided Azerbaijan in the 44-day war and how this offers the clearest evidence yet of how battlefields are being transformed by unmanned attack drones rolling off assembly lines around the world. The … Continue reading Drone news Nov 3-14: More drone swarms, Azerbaijan’s victory

Drone news Oct 28-Nov 3: Iran’s latest, a sighting of a secretive RQ-180?

November 3 Video: Azerbaijani loitering munition strike "against the Armenian 2K12 Kub air defense system TEL." Iran claims it made 'Arash kamikaze drones' with range of 100km, see story here and here. It may be a Kian drone. Iran claims it used drones with bombs also for the "first time," included the Karrar with a … Continue reading Drone news Oct 28-Nov 3: Iran’s latest, a sighting of a secretive RQ-180?

Military drone wars news: Oct 20-27, 2020

A Houthi Qasef 2K was used recently according to reports October 27 Qasef Houthi drone attacks reported on Abha in Saudi Arabia.Long Range Strike Bomber B-21 models could foreshadow future stealth drone designs (see image)A patent for a new UAV with sweepforward twin-fuselage in China.Report that Russian technology helped down nine Azerbaijan drones. This is … Continue reading Military drone wars news: Oct 20-27, 2020

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 … Continue reading Drone News Oct 8-20

Drone news Oct 4-7: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting, drone sales,

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,

Drone news Oct 1-4

More strikes by Azerbaijan. https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1312347949700186112 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. https://twitter.com/immortalone111/status/1311052323872014337?s=21 From what I have found that's, … Continue reading Drone news Oct 1-4

Drone news Sept 26-Oct 1: Azerbaijan drones, new Iran footage

Aeronautics releases new video of Orbiter 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 … Continue reading Drone news Sept 26-Oct 1: Azerbaijan drones, new Iran footage

Yemen Houthi drone downed over Saudi Arabia

An image of a similar style Houthi drone 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 … 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 Force … Continue reading New drone news September 2020: Artificial intelligence, $7.4 billion Reaper deal, Aksungur, Herons etc