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

Turkish TV shows video of drone alleged to be used in recent operations

A program at ATV Haber in Turkish recently featured a presenter talking about Turkey's operations in northern Iraq. It showed momentarily a drone. Turkey has become very well known for use of Bayraktar and Anka model drones, especially in northern Iraq, Syria and Libya. These have been used agains the PKK. https://twitter.com/ttahaber/status/1276807040665636866?s=21

Azerbaijan is buying Turkish armed drones

In a major development Azerbaijan will reportedly acquire Turkish drones. Defense News quoted Turkish officials. “Efforts in this direction [for the purchase of combat drones] are continuing. Now we are having results,” Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov told reporters June 22 in the Turkish capital. Turkey has had success with its Bayraktar and Anka drones. The … Continue reading Azerbaijan is buying Turkish armed drones

Turkish drone strike reported in Syria

A Turkish drone airstrike was reported in Syria on June 23. Full details were not known but it was said to occur near Kobane and photos showed a house damaged. https://twitter.com/mutludc/status/1275488500922662918 Turkey has widely used its Bayraktar and Anka drones in Syria. It has also used them against the Kurdistan Workers Party in Iraq. Drones … Continue reading Turkish drone strike reported in Syria

Is Turkey deploying its HISAR Air Defence System’s to Syria to confront drones along with other threats?

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Turkey's new Hisar Air Defense System could be deployed to Syria, according to accounts online. The system was used earlier in 2020 to counter target drones. Built by Aselsan it fires Roketsan missiles. It went into serial production for the HISAR-A version. It is the first national air defense missile system … Continue reading Is Turkey deploying its HISAR Air Defence System’s to Syria to confront drones along with other threats?