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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

German Armed Forces’ search and rescue service receives seventh H145 helicopter

Airbus Helicopters announced on Friday that it has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and […]

U.S. Army helicopters arrive at northern French port of Dunkirk

The U.S. Army 21st Theater Sustainment Command has reported that military helicopters and equipment from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, arrived March 6, 2021, at the Port of Dunkirk, France. According to a recent news release, the aviation brigade is home-stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and its equipment arrived aboard the Endurance, […]