14 Dec 2021

Russia Rolls Out First Stealth Drone Flight Model – Report

Russia has rolled out the first flight prototype of its Okhotnik (“Hunter”) stealth drone ahead of trials and future serial production, state media reported Tuesday. The Okhotnik’s latest configuration features a 3D-printed “flat jet nozzle” for reduced radar visibility, according to the state-run TASS news agency. Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said

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16 Nov 2021

China took control of an Italian military drone maker without authorities knowing it, report says

Two Chinese state firms took control of an Italian military drone maker more than three years ago via an offshore company — without the knowledge of authorities in Italy and Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The offshore company, Mars (HK) Information Technology, started the process of transferring Alpi’s technical

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08 Nov 2021

Iraqi prime minister survives drone assassination attempt

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt on Sunday after armed drones targeted his residence in Baghdad. Why it matters: The drone strike is the latest escalation amid tensions between security forces and Iran-backed militias, who refuse to accept last month’s parliamentary election results. “The rockets of treason will not

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08 Nov 2021

Drone at Pennsylvania electric substation was first to ‘specifically target energy infrastructure,’ according to federal law enforcement bulletin

A drone that crashed near a Pennsylvania power substation last year was likely meant to damage or disrupt the electric equipment, according to a federal law enforcement bulletin obtained by CNN. The July 2020 incident is the first known case of a “modified unmanned aircraft system likely being used in the

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13 Feb 2020

Defense Digital Service is Taking Over a Drone and Counter-Drone Development Team

Rogue Squadron, a California based done focused defense Innovation Unit team has been adopted by the Defense Digital Service’s purview, according to a statement released by Defense officials on Wednesday. The agency stated that the group’s transition was executed to scale drone and counter-drone capabilities and expertise across the Defense

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02 Jan 2020

The Pentagon Wants AI-Driven Drone Swarms for Search and Rescue Ops

The Defense Department’s central artificial intelligence development effort is planning on building a swarm of AI-equipped drones that can independently track and identify targets. The drone force would primarily be used for search and rescue missions and potentially save lives. The Pentagon’s JAIC issued a request for information recently in

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02 Jan 2020

Proposed FAA Rule Would Kickstart New Economy For IDing Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning on proposing a rule to require drone manufacturers to include remote ID tags in all systems. The proposed rule was published on Tuesday, and outlines the process of remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems in hopes of developing a policy for identifying drones

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23 Jul 2019

A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone

The US Navy recently used a new anti-drone weapon to take down an Iranian UAV in the Persian Gulf. Last Thursday, US President Trump said the drone was downed after it flew within 1,000 yards of a US warship in the Gulf. The vessel in question was the USS Boxer,

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20 Jun 2019

Iran shoots down US military drone in Gulf region

Tensions between the US and Iran continue to escalate. On Thursday, Iran shot down a US military “spy” drone that it claimed had been flying over its southern territory near the Gulf. The US confirmed the downing of the drone, but said that it had happened in international air space over

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