WB Electronics of Poland has disclosed development of a new generation of combat unmanned aerial system. Provisionally designated ‘Warmate 2’, the new, heavier variant builds on the legacy Warmate micro-class air vehicle, and is expected to be officially unveiled in late August/early September of this year. The original Warmate concept – first unveiled in September […]
In terms of complexity and amount of missions to be performed, the leading positions belong to military aerospace robotic complexes (MARC). While 37 countries are engaged in development and manufacture of on-land MARC, the air- and space-borne types are, respectively, the domain of 45 and 11 countries. In the next decade, or sooner as per […]
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has unveiled a new variant in its Spike family of precision engagement weapons systems designed for light manoeuvring ground forces. The weapon, known as FireFly, was designed for dismounted soldiers fighting in urban areas where precision is critical, but the enemy is behind cover and the soldier’s situational awareness is […]
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The laser defense system (LSS), developed by Turkish defense giant ASELSAN, has been successfully tested, Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir said recently. The LSS was developed to effectively eliminate threats posed by unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles at the range of 500 meters as well as improvised explosive devices and suspicious roadside packages at […]
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful demo of its Rotem system. ROTEM is a lightweight, lethal assault Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which can be carried and operated by a single combatant. The demo covered end-to-end capabilities of the Rotem, including fast assault of miniature target with utmost precision. The demo was held under tough […]
Dynetics has been awarded up to $470 million to produce GBU-69B Small Glide Munitions for U.S. Special Operations Command, a U.S. Department of Defense release said. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has five ordering periods and allows for firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee task and delivery orders to be placed, the Friday, June 8 release said. Work under the sole-source contract […]
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UVision Air Ltd. – a manufacturer of lethal aerial loitering systems of all sizes – has demonstrated its Hero-30 short-range loitering system to strategic clients. “These recent trials for strategic customers are just the latest in a long list of successful trials” says Noam Levitt, CEO of UVision. “The scenarios demonstrated with the Hero-30 included […]
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AeroVironment, Inc. announced the receipt of contract awards in April 2018 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that bring the total value of Switchblade awards to $111,054,202 since August 2017. The contract awards were funded through Urgent Need Statements and include the first Switchblade […]
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Raytheon Company has completed developmental testing on the Small Diameter Bomb II, a key step toward bringing this new capability to fighter pilots. Government confidence testing, a prerequisite for operational testing, is scheduled to be completed this year. Raytheon has also begun work on the SDB II second production lot after completing delivery of Lot 1 […]
AeroVironment Demos Puma-Switchblade Automated Sensor-to-Shooter Capability to Counter Swarm Attacks
AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma–Switchblade automated sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability from a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft for increased mission autonomy to counter threats. The tightly integrated walk-on/walk-off system uses existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 – All Environment small UAS with the new Mantis i45 sensor gimbal combined with automatic coordinate transmission to the battle-proven Switchblade […]
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