Some news this week: Israel's Calcalist notes "The Israeli army and police are considering the purchase of personal anti-drone systems manufactured by Israeli company SKYLOCK, part of the Avnon Group. The growing threat posed by hostile UAVs and the need to neutralize them from afar has resulted in a race to create personal devices to … Continue reading Drone news Aug 1-7, 2020
Add New Post Drones are in media again in the UK with a report that "MoD sources confirmed a personal tour had been organised for the prime minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings, which will also take in the specialist military research laboratories at Porton Down, Wiltshire." It goes on to note: "The idea is to … Continue reading Dominic Cummings warned of drone dangers
Report notes the following: https://twitter.com/mutludc/status/1275837513412808710
An Algerian drone reportedly crashed on June 25. https://twitter.com/kad_ghani/status/1276100760430882816 This is one of several CH-4 Chinese drones Algeria has. The recent crash was apparently due to the drone hitting a transmission tower or power lines. Collision control aspects that might have been in more hi-tech western drones were evidently not on this one. The Algerian … Continue reading A look at Algeria’s drone program
A November 2018 photo shows US forces training with a Puma drone. This type of UAV is small and can be thrown into the air. https://twitter.com/USMC/status/1077911910278823941
An image posted online by the Iraqi group Osbat al-Thaereen appears to show them holding drones. https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/1273484424059944961
In August 2018 paratroopers trained to use a drone in Alaska. Those from the 725th Brigade Support Battalion checked a Raven UAV at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. "The Paratroopers flew the Ravens to maintain their proficiency with the system and to enhance their ability to support units in real-world scenarios."
US forces have been training with Puma drones for years. In one photos an instructor from Training and Logistics Support Activity-West (TALSA) with class RQ20B Puma, "teaches U.S. Marines how to inspect the functionality of an RQ-20 Puma." It was taken at Camp Pendleton. This is important training. It was taken on January 24, 2018. … Continue reading US forces train with a Puma drone
A video can be seen at this link of a Global Hawk being used during the ISIS war. July 14, 2016 "U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk lands at an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve July 14, 2016."