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 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

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

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

What is this new Israeli drone?

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?

Israel’s IDF showcases training with drones

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

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

Elbit put its Skylark drone on its unmanned sea vessel Seagull

Elbit Systems in Israel mounted its smaller Skylark maritime surveillance UAV on an unmanned surface vessel. This revolutionary concept combines an unmanned system with another unmanned system, a kind of look to the future of drones. The company said "Elbit Systems is expanding the operational capabilities of the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) beyond Anti-Submarine … Continue reading Elbit put its Skylark drone on its unmanned sea vessel Seagull

UVision’s Hero-30 “in service” with Israel’s IDF

Israel's UVision says that its man-packable loitering munition, which weights only 3kg, has been procured by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The company says they "have already been successfully used in combat operations by various IDF forces." The company says that the armed loitering drone is "Man-pack portable and deployed within minutes, the Hero-30 is capable of … Continue reading UVision’s Hero-30 “in service” with Israel’s IDF