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

Israel: A drone entered the Galilee

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

Drones play key role in Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes

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

It appears Libya is a drone graveyard, amid “record number” of shoot-downs there and elsewhere

Libya is now ground zero for where drones go to die. A record number of drones being shot down is having a lot of ramifications from the US to Russia. The numbers are thought to have doubled in recent years. Both the Wing Loong and Bayraktar systems were shot down, or crashed. The Turkish system … Continue reading It appears Libya is a drone graveyard, amid “record number” of shoot-downs there and elsewhere

Saudi Arabia: We downed four Houthi drones

A report on Al-Arabiya says that four Houthi drones were destroyed after being launched toward Saudi Arabia. They were allegedly destroyed over Yemen. Saudi Arabia said that they were taken down over Yemen. 'The coalition stressed that it applies measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law, noting that all necessary measures have been … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: We downed four Houthi drones

Iron Drone and IAI partner to counter drone threats

As drone threats continue to be a major emerging issue, including small drone swarms, Israel's Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Iron Drone announced on June 29 "that they have entered a collaboration agreement for the integration of interception capabilities into IAI’s advanced anti-drone system, Drone Guard." “The collaboration agreement and the integration of interception capabilities … Continue reading Iron Drone and IAI partner to counter drone threats

Russia says that five drones flew near its airspace recently

A report at TASS says "thirty-three spy planes of foreign states conducted air reconnaissance along the borders of the Russian Federation and were tracked by Russia’s radars." Also "Five drones flew close to the Russian borders, according to the infographics." This happened between June 12 and 19 apparently. This was apparently published in the Russian … Continue reading Russia says that five drones flew near its airspace recently

Drone or missile attack from Yemen reported in Saudi Arabia

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Waves of attacks on Saudi Arabia were reported after midnight in the first hours of June 23. https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1275186948345417728 Social media reports initially did not know what to make the noises heard near Riyadh. But later reports said "The Arab Coalition announces that it has intercepted several drones loaded with explosives launched … Continue reading Drone or missile attack from Yemen reported in Saudi Arabia

Syrian air defense says it confronted drones near Jableh

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN SANA media in Syria says air defense confronted aerial threats near Jebleh (جبلة) on June 23, just after midnight. https://twitter.com/AlmanarBreaking/status/1275163467096436738 Subsequent articles say the air defense "prevented" a drone attack. Numerous websites reported the battle against drones near Jableh. RT says the same thing. Lebanese media added the following: " For … Continue reading Syrian air defense says it confronted drones near Jableh