Drone news updates December 2020

The fall of 2020 has been a time of increasing drone news. In the wake of the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict it became clear how drones can transform a war as a strategic and tactical weapon. Offering a kind of "instant air force," they are an important investment for militaries. The question militaries must ask is what … Continue reading Drone news updates December 2020

Drone news Nov 3-14: More drone swarms, Azerbaijan’s victory

Drone use by Azerbaijan noticed in Washington Post piece. "The Washington Post has a new story tonight about the huge advantage that drones provided Azerbaijan in the 44-day war and how this offers the clearest evidence yet of how battlefields are being transformed by unmanned attack drones rolling off assembly lines around the world. The … Continue reading Drone news Nov 3-14: More drone swarms, Azerbaijan’s victory

Military drone wars news: Oct 20-27, 2020

A Houthi Qasef 2K was used recently according to reports October 27 Qasef Houthi drone attacks reported on Abha in Saudi Arabia.Long Range Strike Bomber B-21 models could foreshadow future stealth drone designs (see image)A patent for a new UAV with sweepforward twin-fuselage in China.Report that Russian technology helped down nine Azerbaijan drones. This is … Continue reading Military drone wars news: Oct 20-27, 2020

Drone news Oct 1-4

More strikes by Azerbaijan. https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1312347949700186112 Armenia claims to have shot down 107 drones U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper drone is getting nearly double the amount of firepower, due to a new software upgrade that enables the aircraft to carry eight Hellfire missiles instead of four. Israel's Harop destroys tanks used by Azerbaijan. https://twitter.com/immortalone111/status/1311052323872014337?s=21 From what I have found that's, … Continue reading Drone news Oct 1-4

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