Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled its Point Blank manportable missile on 19 January, saying the US Department of Defense (DoD) has signed a contract for its development and delivery. The DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to rapidly develop and deliver a Point Blank version called the ROC-X...

The British Army is to benefit from new portable and packable drones to provide intelligence behind enemy lines. A £129 million initial contract has been awarded by the Ministry of Defence to deliver drones to the Armed Forces, of which 99 Stalker and 15 Indago models will be used by the Army. The Mini Uncrewed Air Systems (MUAS), produced by Lockheed Martin, will be...

The Australian Department of Defense has announced that the Royal Australian Navy will test a stealthy underwater drone developed by the Anduril Australia. The stealthy extra-large autonomous undersea vehicle program (XL-AUV) was named ‘Ghost Shark’ by Defence in a ceremony on Sydney Harbour on Monday. The ceremony included the arrival of a 2.8-tonne ‘Dive-LD’...

Following the delivery of the UAVs and the training of the police forces in Abuja at the beginning of 2022, the tethered drones are now deployed on a daily basis for homeland security, anti-crime and anti-terrorism missions. Through using the Orions, the Police have already successfully identified armed terrorist groups thanks to the ability to discretely observe and detect...

China’s state-owned aerospace and defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is displaying the latest variant of the Wing Loong series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – Wing Loong-3 (WL-3) – at the Airshow China 2022 exhibition being held in Zhuhai from 8 to 13 November. WL-3 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV, which is larger...

Within the next several days, RFPs (requests for proposals) will be released for the domestic procurement of 106 inertial navigation systems, 44 enhanced long-range surveillance systems, 80 micro remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), and 10 runway-independent RPAS, Anurakti Sharma reports in Times Now News. These RPAS are distinct from the autonomous surveillance and...

Rheinmetall and its partner UVision have won a first order from a major European NATO military force for HERO loitering munitions. The customer, a special forces unit, ordered Hero-30 combat and training munitions, simulator, training courses as well as integrated logistics equipment and support. This first order is worth a figure in the single-digit million-euro range...

Synapline is a tech startup company based in Baku and together with VITTA Scientific Technical Company (acting as a primary investor), we are on a mission to enhance capabilities of mission commanders and UAV operators in Government agencies and Defense with Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered autonomous unmanned solutions to drive better decisions and act with certainty...

China’s domestically manufactured CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being upgraded with an indigenously developed heavy-fuel engine (HFE) to enhance its capabilities. The CH-4 is manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). This “domestic engine enables the updated version of the CH-4 drone to fly at higher altitudes for longer...

U.S. drone maker AeroVironment announced it received an Other Transaction Agreement award by the United States Army on Aug. 18, 2022 for Increment 1 of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) program. As noted by the company, the contract encompasses the purchase, testing and delivery of one JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft system (MUAS) to a selected Army...