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China Develops Wing-flapping Drone that Mimics Falcons

March 4, 2024 @ 05:32 AM

A Chinese university has developed a wing-flapping drone that mimics falcons and other birds of prey in flight. Developed by a research team on aircraft bionics from the Xi'an-based Northwestern Polytechnical University, the drone called "Ornithopter," which is about the size of a falcon, was recently test-flown, government-controlled China Central Television...

U.S.A.F.’s XQ-67A Uncrewed Air Vehicle Performs Maiden Flight ...

March 1, 2024 @ 07:15 AM

The Air Force Research Laboratorys Aerospace Systems Directorate performed the

Canada Procures Leonardo’s Falcon Shield Counter-Drone System

February 29, 2024 @ 04:43 AM

Leonardo has been awarded a contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to supply the Falcon Shield Counter-Uncrewed Aerial System (C-UAS) for use by the Canadian Armed Forces. The agreement includes the provision of multiple systems and a 10-year sustainment package, offering options for additional equipment and the ongoing development...

Russia Unveils Stupor System for Defense Against Drone Threats

February 26, 2024 @ 10:56 AM

Russia has announced the development of Stupor, an advanced system for safeguarding facilities from drone threats, boasting multi-faceted detection and suppression capabilities. Vladislav Kustarev, the development director of Stupor LLC, was quoted as saying by Russian

U.K. Launches $5.69B Investment into Drones

February 23, 2024 @ 06:25 AM

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Turkey's Akinci Drone Fitted With ASELFLIR-500T Targeting Pod Hits Moving Target at...

February 23, 2024 @ 03:19 AM

Turkey's Akinci Drone, equipped with the ASELFLIR-500T targeting pod, hit a moving target at sea during its first firing test. Developed by Aselsan, the ASELFLIR-500 targeting pod was tested at the AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Tekirdağ's Çorlu district

ZALA Develops Optical-Electronic Systems for Helicopters, Drones

February 22, 2024 @ 09:16 AM

The ZALA division has announced the completion of its first project - a multifunctional hardware and software complex featuring optical-electronic systems (OES) designed for manned aircraft, as well as light, medium, and heavy-class UAVs. An aircraft's optical-electronic system serves as a crucial tool responsible for collecting real-time data

Canada Orders Teledyne FLIR’s SkyRanger Attack & Surveillance Drone for Donation to...

February 21, 2024 @ 11:43 AM

Canadas Department of National Defence has ordered over 800 SkyRanger R70 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) from Teledyne FLIR Defense valued at more than CAD$95 million (US$70 million), that Canada will donate to the government of Ukraine. Built by Teledyne FLIR in Waterloo, Ontario, SkyRanger R70 drones feature autonomous navigation capability, plus advanced thermal and daytime sensors enabling them to detect and identify targets at long range

Russia's UAC Testing New Heavy VTOL Drone

February 21, 2024 @ 07:48 AM

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in Russia has conducted tests on a prototype heavy vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Sukhoi Design Bureau spearheads this initiative, aiming to create an off-airfield unmanned transport system for civilian applications

Schiebel Secures Contract for S-300 VTOL UAS with South Korean Navy

February 21, 2024 @ 06:05 AM

Schiebel, along with Korean defense firms Hanwha Systems and UI Helicopter, has secured a contract from the Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) to deliver the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) CAMCOPTER S-300 Unmanned Air System (UAS) for the South Korean Ministry of Defense (MOD). The contract, signed with Hanwha Systems, is for the supply of the S-300 for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions for the South Korean Navy and Marine Corps

Ukrainian Defense Industry Forges Strategic Partnership with Germany's MBD Deutschland in Anti-Drone...

February 21, 2024 @ 05:53 AM

Ukrainian Defense Industry (UDI), also operating as Ukroboronprom State Concern, has signed a MoU with MBD Deutschland, outlining plans for a collaborative exploration of programs and opportunities in the field of air defense systems, with a particular focus on countering Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Areas of potential

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