A group of unidentified drones that approached the military facilities near the Hmeymim airbase in Syria on June 30 has been destroyed by Russian air defenses. A source in the Syrian army told Sputnik that more than five unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which were earlier eliminated near the Russian Hmeymim airbase in Syria, were “most likely on a reconnaissance […]
An Israeli drone crashed in Syrian territory Tuesday evening, as troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad prepared an assault on the rebel-held Quneitra and Daraa. The cause of the Skylark tactical surveillance drone’s fall was not clear, though Syrian sources near Quneitra claim the UAV was shot down. The Skylark, Israel’s smallest drone model, […]
A British Army Watchkeeper has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to the scene near Cyttir Mawr farmhouse after […]
The US Air Force sustained 271 Class A, B and C aviation mishaps involving unmanned aerial vehicles from fiscal 2011 to 2017, according to data obtained by Military Times. The number of mishaps has been mostly stable during that time, with an average of about 39 incidents per year. The service documented 43 mishaps involving drones in FY11, […]
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A Labor Day celebration display created by over a thousand drones dotting the night sky in the Chinese city of Xi’an should have been a sight to behold. And for the 100,000 or so spectators, it was—but not necessarily for the right reason. The show, put on by an affiliate of drone maker Ehang, consisted […]
A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene. The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to a neighbouring village in a ceremony […]
Drone testing by defense contractor PAE has stopped after one of the company’s prototypes crashed on Saturday and set off a small wildfire near the Pendleton, Oregon, airport. No one was hurt when the 150-200 pound reconnaissance drone crashed soon after takeoff from Eastern Oregon Regional Airport. The crash set a field of wheat stubble […]
Air New Zealand last week that a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk. After the incident, the national carrier is calling for prison terms for drone operators who endanger lives. Air New Zealand said the pilots of Flight […]
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A Hermes 450 crashed Saturday morning in southern Lebanon, according to reports in Lebanon during operational activity. After the crash, a second UAV of the Israel Air Force destroyed the crashed aircraft on the ground. The IDF Spokesperson’s Office confirmed the crash and noted that it was the result of a technical failure. In pictures […]