U.S. Army is testing a new tube-launched drone system

The U.S. Army is experimenting with a new type of small unmanned aircraft system that designed to launch from twin-tube launcher assembly mounted on a Polaris DAGOR ultra-light weight vehicle. The Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team shared some footage from the Experimentation Demonstration Gateway Event 2021 – hold at Dugway Proving Ground, which apparently showed […]

U.S. Army awards contract to FLIR for more nano drones

FLIR Systems announced on Tuesday that it has won an additional $15.4 million contract to deliver its Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to the U.S. Army. The award, announced by the FLIR on 04 May, covers delivery of FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS), a hand-held surveillance device that can be used […]

U.S. Army CH-47, Blackhawk helicopters arrives in Bulgaria

U.S. Army’s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade with their Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived at Bezmer Airfield, Bulgaria on Apr. 30, 2021, for Exercise Swift Response, part of DEFENDER-Europe 21.  Defender Europe is a large-scale Army-led exercise, though this year it has significant Air Force and Navy participation. Last week, for instance, […]

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia

The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of four CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia.  The announcements say that the Government of Australia has requested to buy four CH-47F helicopters with customer-unique modifications; eight T55-GA-714A aircraft turbine engines, five AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); eight […]

Top U.S. Navy chief visits MQ-25 aerial refueling drone production line

The U.S. Navy is closely following the developments of its newest carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 aerial refueler, that will allow for better use of combat strike fighters by extending the range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C aircraft. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday also visited […]

U.S. Navy showcases new type of unmanned surface vessel

The U.S. Navy has showcased its new type of unmanned surface vessel during exercises off the coast of Southern California. The small drone boat, called the ADARO, took part in the Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21) off the coast of San Diego. UxS IBP 21 integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into […]

Russia tries to jam signals from U.S. Air Force RQ-4 surveillance drone

According to U.S. officials, Russia trying to find a way to jam and block signals from U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted and unarmed, aerial reconnaissance system. In the past few months, high-flying RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned spy planes have been highly active in the European theater, along the western borders of Russia. […]

Pro-Russian separatists use banned antipersonnel landmines in eastern Ukraine

Russian-backed separatists mined the residential sector at the village Zaitsevo with internationally banned antipersonnel landmines, according to TV channel “Ukraine” reporter Oleksandr Makhov. The reporter shared footage that showing Russian-made POM-2 antipersonnel mines equipped with fuzes capable of being activated by the unintentional act of a person. “POM-2 mines were dropped from drones over houses […]

Hundreds of military helicopters scare Russians

Social media has been flooded with videos and photos of a huge number of low-flying military helicopters in almost the whole of Russia. For several days, hundreds of transport and attack helicopters can be spotted flying through almost all of Russia. Russians took to social media, sharing photos and videos. The large formation of Mil […]

XTEND delivers counter-drone interceptors to U.S. military

Xtend, an Israeli startup, announced that it is providing counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) technologies for U.S. military and defense entities. To date, the Israeli startup has delivered its Skylord Griffon counter-drone interception systems to the U.S.  Department of Defense as well as other special forces and airports worldwide. As noted by Xtend, when used by […]