Designer and manufacturer of high endurance RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems), UMS SKELDAR has announced its working partnership and the commencement of a training programme contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Indonesia. Continue reading
Along with a new air superiority fighter, the United States Navy must develop a new long-range unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) to counter rapidly emerging anti-access/area-denial threats, particularly in the Western Pacific. The Navy would also have to develop another separate unmanned aircraft for the aerial refuelling tanker role. Continue reading
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is currently in the process of significantly expanding its fleet of Elbit Systems Hermes 900, according to Major Gilad (full name withheld), deputy commander and chief instructor of the UAV training school.
Zala Aero Group, part of the Kalashnikov Group, has unveiled its newest reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle, which has been put into serial production, spokeswoman for the Group Sofya Ivanova told TASS on Monday. Continue reading
The Slovakian Army’s 5th Special Forces Regiment (5. Pluk Specialneho Urcenia: 5.PSU) has taken into service Elbit Systems’ Skylark I-LEX unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Continue reading
Serbia’s EDePro is developing a lightweight rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the X-01 Strsljen (Hornet). Speaking to Jane’s at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the company’s lead engineer, Dr Predrag Matejic, said that development of the aircraft commenced in 2012 and was driven by an analysis of customer requirements and market demands. Continue reading
Building on innovations achieved in the Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program, which has developed self-destructing electronic components, the Inbound, Controlled, Air-Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems (ICARUS) program is driven by a vision of vanishing air vehicles that can make precise deliveries of critical supplies and then vaporize into thin air. Continue reading
A US Army RQ-7 Shadow that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona turned up hundreds of miles away in Colorado, stuck in a tree, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there.