China can now offer users of its combat drones a new missile designed for anti-terrorism operations and low-intensity conflicts. The new, short-range AR-2 is perfect for mounting on drones in anti-terrorism uses, officials said.
The Ministry of National Defense said that it plans to develop laser technology capable of shooting down North Korean drones by next year. Continue reading
The US Air Force is increasing computer simulations and virtual testing for its laser-weapons program to accelerate development and prepare plans to arm fighter jets and other platforms by the early 2020s.
The Hisar-O medium altitude air defense system developed by Turkish defense contractors Roketsan and Aselsan completed its first test launch with 100 percent success in the central province of Aksaray. Continue reading
A new video cleared by the Defense Department shows Raytheon’s “Phaser” high-power microwave (HPM) weapon in a demonstration at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Raytheon used the swarm-destroying Phaser to bring down Flanker and Tempest drones during a live-fire demonstration. Continue reading
Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq last week shot down a small drone the size of a model airplane. They believed it was like the dozens of drones the terrorist organization had been flying for reconnaissance in the area, and they transported it back to their outpost to examine it.
The commander of U.S. Army Europe said that, among other equipment, he wants anti-drone weapons to counter potential threats from Russia. Continue reading