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 […]

Japan’s first RQ-4B drone completes maiden flight

Japanese first RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle completed its maiden flight, marking a major milestone for the international program. According to a Northrop Grumman statement, Corporation successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk on April 15, 2021 from Palmdale, California. With an unmatched combination of range, endurance, and payload capability, Global […]

U.S. Army tests counter-drone interceptors at Yuma Proving Ground

The U.S. Army hosted week-long counter-sUnmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) focused on the most cutting edge drone-busting technology in a low collateral effects interceptor assessment. This demonstration’s primary objective was on systems able to defeat small Class 1 and 2 drones, or lightweight models that are easily and cheaply acquired […]

Russia concerned over emergence of Turkish combat drones in Ukraine

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that it dismayed over Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone systems in the Donbass region of Ukraine. “Obviously, there can hardly be anything to rejoice about given that Turkish drones, as the story goes, are surfacing somewhere in Donbass,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday. Turkish exports to various […]

U.S. Marine Corps successfully tests new cargo drones

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed a successful test of its new cargo drone systems, U.S. Navy’s  Naval Air Systems Command announced Wednesday.  The details were given in a 7 April media release, to announce the Marines successfully completed a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) Field User Capability Assessment (FUCA) in March at Yuma […]

U.S. Navy expects MQ-25 Stingray to conduct approximately 960 annual flight operations

Boeing’s drone tanker, MQ-25 Stingray, will conduct approximately 960 annual flight operations, according to a recent U.S. Navy news release. The details were given in a 17 March release, to announce that the Navy has released a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for home basing of the MQ-25A Stingray […]

A.Drones successfully tests fully autonomous drone system

A leading Ukrainian provider of tactical robotic systems A.Drones reported that it has successfully tested its new fully autonomous unmanned system, called the Dronoport. The company also released a short video showing the rapid readiness capability of Dronoport tactical robotic systems that consists of a multi-rotor aerial vehicle and a mobile base station for recharging […]

AeroViroment gets $45M contract modification for deadly swarming drones

U.S. drone maker AeroVironment secured $44.9 million for the lethal miniature aerial missile system, according to a March. 16 announcement. Under the new agreement, AeroVironment has received a new contract modification for the Switchblade Weapon System. The Switchblade is a ground-launched, miniature, high-precision strike tactical missile system that can be deployed with no more than […]

U.S. intelligence agency to buy three heavy-lift drones to install LiDAR sensors

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, is planning to buy up three heavy-lift small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) that will carry small commercial off-the-shelf Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors for highly accurate under-the-cloud mapping purposes. In a notice posted on the Federal website, the NGA announced that it is looking for contractors to […]

U.S. Navy to award contract for submarine-launched drones

The U.S. Navy plans to select a California-based AeroVironment Inc. to manufacture submarine-launched Blackwing drones, according to the U.S. government’s main contracting website. In a notice posted on the Federal website on Tuesday, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced plans to issue a sole source contract to Aerovironment, Inc. for the procurement of Blackwing 10C Electro-Optic […]