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...

The Australian Army has launched a new strategy to enhance capabilities in robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). The strategy – issued earlier this month by the Australian Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO) – said it is intended to enable the army to “gain an operational advantage” in the battlefield. “The...

Developed by STM using national resources, the first deliveries of the rotary-wing surveillance UAV system “STM TOGAN” have taken place. STM TOGAN, which will be used in reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence missions, assumed its duties in the Turkish Security Forces. Continuing its efforts in line with Türkiye’s target to develop a fully independent...

The European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics has delivered the first THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle to the Spanish Ministry of Defence. The Ministry, through the Directorate of Armament and Material, awarded the contract for one THeMIS UGV to A.Paukner, S.A., Milrem Robotics’ representative in Spain. The THeMIS was acquired in the framework...

  According to information published on the Twitter account of Ismail Demir, on August 7, 2022, the President of the Turkish Defense Industry announced the delivery of the first mini UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) called Togan, to the Turkish army. The Togan is a quadcopter design UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) fully developed and manufactured by the Turkish...

Teledyne FLIR Defense announced at Eurosatory that it is delivering 127 PackBot 525 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the German Army (Deutsches Heer). Final shipments are expected to occur in July. Contract award and deliveries were facilitated through Teledyne FLIR’s partner, European Logistic Partners (ELP) of Wuppertal, Germany. The Teledyne FLIR PackBot 525 is...

At Eurosatory 2022, Rafael showcases the smallest member of the SPIKE family: the SPIKE Firefly. SPIKE FIRELFY is part of the SPIKE Family of precision guided electrooptical missile systems, a portable vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) miniature tactical loitering munition designed for ground organic precision strike for close combat forces in any environment. The weapon...