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German Military Incorporates Suspected Russian Drones into Ukrainian Training

Even deep in the forests of rural Germany, Ukraine’s conscripts aren’t safe from the prying lenses of potential enemy drones. At a secret location outside the German capital, hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers are running through a six-week crash course covering the basics of trench warfare and urban fighting. As they train, unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles […]

US Marines Want Rifle-Mounted Jammers

The U.S. Marine Corps sent a sources-sought notice to industry Monday as it looks for solutions to meet an “emerging urgent requirement” for new tools to help dismounted troops fend off small enemy drones. Vendors with mature capabilities that seem promising may be invited to an industry day in September at Twentynine Palms, California, to […]

US Army Seeks Counter UAS High-Energy Laser Solutions

The U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office is seeking to develop a high-energy laser that can defeat groups 1 through 3 unmanned systems. The RCCTO is requesting white papers in response to this BAA W50RAJ24S0001 Supplement. The white paper format shall be in accordance with (IAW) instructions found in the White Paper Submission […]

South Korea to Start Production of Anti-Aircraft Laser Weapon

South Korea will begin production of a laser weapon designed to strike down enemy drones for deployment this year, the defense procurement agency said, in a push to become the first country to operate such a weapon. Last month, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a deal worth about 100 billion won (US$72 million) […]

Russia Develops Single-Use C-UAS Combat Drone

Russian company Red Line has unveiled a high-speed combat drone designed for intercepting enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The relevant development regarding the unveiling of the Vogan-9SP combat drone was confirmed by a company official to the state-owned agency TASS during the “Technologies of Detecting and Countering UAVs” conference, which is currently underway in St. […]

Boeing’s Compact Lasers shine at Counter-Drone Competition

At the 2024 Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Counter UAS Sandbox in Suffield, Alberta, Canada, Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) supported a range of counter-uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) test exercises. As part of mock operational scenarios staged from May 27-31, Boeing successfully operated two CLWS units — one in a fixed containerized […]

Russia Unveils Aerostat-Based Anti-Drone Defense System

The Russian defense industry has introduced a new anti-drone defense system called Barrier, developed by the Russian company Pervyy Dirizhabl (First Dirigible). This system utilizes aerostat technology, commonly known as barrage balloons, to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). During a recent conference focused on UAV detection and countermeasures, representatives from First Dirigible showcased the Barrier […]

DZYNE Technologies Acquires High Point Aerotechnologies

DZYNE Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of autonomous technologies including Group I-V UAS platforms, has announced the strategic acquisition of High Point Aerotechnologies, a global player in the design and manufacture of innovative air defense technologies focused on counter-uncrewed autonomous systems. The transaction marks a significant milestone as DZYNE continues to accelerate its growth trajectory […]

Australia Tests First Directed-Energy Weapon

At the Puckapunyal Military Area, where tanks and explosions are commonplace, last month a new type of weapon system was put through its paces for senior officers looking to expand Defence’s counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) arsenal. ADF’s first directed-energy weapon, called the Fractl Portable High Energy Laser, is powerful enough to burn through steel and […]

BlueHalo Selected for US Army Next Generation C-UAS Missile

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC) has down-selected BlueHalo as one of two vendors to move forward for the development of the Next-Generation Counter-Uncrewed Aerial System (C-UAS) Missile (NGCM). BlueHalo is leveraging a long corporate heritage in proven C-UAS technologies to expand […]