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UK to Invest $5.7BN in New Defence Drone Strategy

A new strategy backed by at least £4.5 billion ($5.7BN) of investment over the next decade will accelerate access to uncrewed systems for the UK Armed Forces, rapidly equipping them with innovative technology across air, sea, and land. The UK Defence Drone Strategy, born from lessons learned in Ukraine, will harness innovative capabilities across UK […]

US Army Seeks More Effective UAV in the Arctic

After the US Army announced it would not buy any more RQ-7 Shadows, an11th Airborne Division official told Janes that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could not be used in cold temperatures. The Shadow is not approved to operate at temperatures below -20ºF, Lieutenant Colonel James Jones, assistant G3, the assistant officer in charge of […]

US Army Seeks More Effective UAV in the Arctic

After the US Army announced it would not buy any more RQ-7 Shadows, an11th Airborne Division official told Janes that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could not be used in cold temperatures. The Shadow is not approved to operate at temperatures below -20ºF, Lieutenant Colonel James Jones, assistant G3, the assistant officer in charge of […]

Houthis Down Second US Air Force MQ-9 in Three Months

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper was shot down off the coast of Yemen by Houthi fighters, defense officials said Feb. 20. It was the second time that an Air Force MQ-9 was downed by the Houthis since November as the Iranian-backed Houthis pursue a months-long campaign against commercial shipping and naval vessels in the region with […]

Elbit Systems Launches Hermes 650 Spark

Elbit Systems has introduced the Hermes 650 Spark, a tactical UAS designed to meet the evolving challenges of the aerospace and defense industries. As the latest addition to the highly acclaimed Hermes family, the Hermes 650 Spark expands the operational flight envelope with next-generation multi-mission capability, versatility, and survivability. The tactical UAS with Medium Altitude […]

Schiebel Wins CAMCOPTER S-300 Contract for South Korean Navy

Schiebel, together with Korean based defence solutions companies Hanwha Systems and UI Helicopter, has been awarded a contract by the Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) for the development and delivery of the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) CAMCOPTER S-300 Unmanned Air System (UAS), to be operated by the South Korean MOD. The contract was signed […]

Ukraine Reveals New EW-Resistant, Night Vision Combat Drone

Ukrainian tech firm Skylab UA has developed an electronic warfare-resistant combat drone with night vision capabilities. The Shoolika Mk6 was announced by Ukraine Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, who revealed that the system is capable of launching accurate strikes even in nighttime operations. “The Defense Forces have already tested the Shoolika mk6 and offered their feedback: […]

UK to Supply Thousands of Drones as Co-Leader of Major International Capability Coalition for Ukraine

The UK and Latvia will jointly lead a capability coalition, which will see thousands of drones supplied to Ukraine, including first-person view (FPV) drones, which have proven highly effective on the battlefield. Ukraine will receive thousands more drones as Defence Secretary Grant Shapps announced on February 15th. that the UK will co-lead a major drone […]

Sweden Selects French Parrot Drone for Home Guard

Sweden has selected a drone from French company Parrot for its Home Guard military reserve unit. The project stipulated the procurement of Parrot’s Anafi USA small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is specifically designed to meet US Army requirements. The capability incorporates a thermal camera that can detect hot spots from 40 meters (131 feet) […]