Ukrainian startup develops low-cost drone interceptor

Kyiv-based startup developing low-cost counter-drone technologies to create an unmanned aircraft system to track a target in flight and plot a kinetic impact. The startup plans to counter the increasing dangers presented by adversaries’ small, unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS, with the kinetic method. Its system consists special drone that takes out other drones by […]

U.S. Army helicopters participate in unique joint exercise in Greece

On Saturday, the 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment has announced that U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), together with Hellenic Armed Forces, executed Eddie’s Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea. The unit press release said that […]

U.S. military says it found potential risk with new Chinook rotor blades

On 13 January, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation has released his 2020 annual report on major Defense Department weapon systems, highlighting the identified issues with new fully composite blades of Chinook CH-47F Block II helicopter. Developed by Boeing and the U.S. Army, the ACRB is a new fully composite blade with a swept-tip design. […]

Australian Army selects AH-64E Apache to replace Tiger helicopters

The Australian military has confirmed that it has selected the Boeing AH-64E Apache as its armed reconnaissance helicopter to replace the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. On Friday, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced that the replacement for the Tiger ARH would be the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian. “The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability […]

French Army to receive 300 micro-drones from Parrot

French drone manufacturer Parrot announced that it will supply 300 ANAFI Unmanned Aerial Systems for the French Army under a five-year contract. As noted by the company, Parrot was chosen by the French Defense Procurement Agency, DGA, to supply its ANAFI micro-drones to equip the French Armies. Henri Seydoux, Chairman, CEO, founder and main shareholder […]

Oshkosh to buy autonomous ground drone maker Pratt Miller for $115M

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pratt Miller, which makes revolutionary unmanned ground vehicles for the U.S. Army.  According to a corporation news release, U.S. truckmaker Oshkosh will buy Pratt Miller for $115 million. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed but noted that Pratt Miller […]

Russian Army to receive fist Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko has reported that the Russian Army will receive the latest version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter in 2021. In a statement presented by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Alexey Krivoruchko said that the first ten Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters will hand over to the Russian troops, including for […]

Russian Army to receive first Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko has reported that the Russian Army will receive the latest version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter in 2021. In a statement presented by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Alexey Krivoruchko said that the first ten Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters will hand over to the Russian troops, including for […]

U.S. Army orders $66 million worth of latest-generation Shadow drones

Textron Systems Corporation, part of the Textron group, received a $66 million contract from the U.S. Army for the production of the latest-generation Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The U.S. State Department announced this week that Textron was awarded a $66 million contract for 36 Shadow aircraft in the latest Block III configuration. The contract […]

Ukrainian Army receives new radar system that can spot combat drones

Ukrainian Army has received the new 35D6M radar system that can operate in contested electromagnetic environments and provides the warfighter an ability to detect and track current and emerging threats, according to a press release issued Tuesday by UkrOboronProm. SE SPC Iskra, a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom (UOP), has announced that the company was formally handed […]