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

Drone news Aug-Sept: Hypersonic weapons, France and Houthis

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

Israel’s new Ninox 40 drone and SpearUAV’s tactical concept

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

Military drone news August 2020

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. The drone that crashed in Egypt FRANCE: The French are getting more tools to counter drones. The French Ministry of Defense … Continue reading Military drone news August 2020