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?

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 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

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

More Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

Numerous drones were used in attacks on Saudi Arabia on July 13. Saudi Arabia said it intercepted ballistic missiles fired from Yemen overnight between Sunday and Monday. The four missiles and seven drones were launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi Arabia military spokesman for the Riyadh-led Coalition that is fighting in Yemen said Riyadh … Continue reading More Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

Serbia shows off 6 new Chinese CH-92A armed drones

Serbia has acquired and showcased several new Chinese UAVs. Numerous reports on social media with video shows new UAVs in Serbia. Peter Voinovich tweeted: "Serbia today showcased publicly for the first time its newly acquired Chinese CH-92A UCAVs. Six drones with 12 FT-8C have been bought so far." https://twitter.com/PeterVoinovich/status/1279425726790369284 There is also video: https://youtu.be/1x3PNkKx6lI The video … Continue reading Serbia shows off 6 new Chinese CH-92A armed drones

Wing Loong UAVs seen in satellite images in Egypt

New images appear to show Wing Loong model UAVs in Egypt. https://twitter.com/ahmedabdo1806/status/1279065488547614721 These are allegedly located at Uthman Air Base (قـاعدة عُثـمانّ الجوية المصرية) which is located near the Siwa Oasis (29°34'22"N 25°35'45"E) not far from Libya. The images seem to show several of the drones. The full details about the drones are not known; … Continue reading Wing Loong UAVs seen in satellite images in Egypt