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Regional Defense & Security News

CONTROP USA Inc – a subsidiary of CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. specializing in electro-optics and IR defense and homeland security solutions – is demonstrating its recently-introduced T-STAMP-XR at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 in Denver. Weighing only 3.5kg, the T-STAMP-XR includes a cooled thermal imaging camera with extremely narrow Field-of-View, and outstanding...

Swiss Tages Anzeiger newspaper informed, that the Swiss land forces are starting trials of reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs`). Tests will take place at the Schiessplatz Petit Hongrin military grounds in Vaud canton between 16th and 29th of April. The UAVs` under trials include Israeli Aeronautics Orbiter 2B and Polish Fly Eye by WB Group. In its 2017 report,...

Aeronautics Group, a leading UAS manufacturer, will be presenting a wide range of comprehensive defense solutions and UAS platforms at ILA Berlin 2018. The company will present its newest UAS – the multi-mission Orbiter 4, and the PSS – A leading solution, worldwide, for border protection, military bases and strategic facilities. Aeronautics’ line of UA platforms...

Alpagu Block II Turkey’s new soldiers in the sky, the upgraded “kamikaze” drones, will be exhibited for the first time at an aeronautical show in Turkey this week. Developed by Turkish defense contractor STM to support Turkish security forces’ tactical and field needs, the kamikaze drones — ALPAGU Blok 2 and KARGU — eliminate targets more efficiently...

Aeronautics announced today that its chairman, Major General (res.) Eitan Ben-Eliahu, has informed the company’s board of directors of his resignation after six years in office. The company’s board of directors today appointed Maj. Gen. (res.) Yedidya Yaari as a director of the company and elected him chairman of the board instead of Ben-Eliahu. Ben-Eliahu...

Latvian National Armed Forces will use the US financial support of more than USD 3 million to acquire RQ-20A Puma tactical hand-launched unmanned aircraft (UASs) systems from AeroVironment to strengthen its surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Latvian army will receive three RQ-20A Puma systems in scope of the US government Foreign military funding programme,...

Following comprehensive testing at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze Salto di Quirra) joint armed forces test range in Sardinia, Leonardo’s new Mirach-40 (M-40) target drone has been authorised for operational use by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA), as the national Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA). This means the M-40 is now ready...

Ukrainian border guards now patrol the administrative boundaries of the temporarily occupied Crimea, using a modern drone Spectator-M. This drone was developed in close cooperation between NTU “I. Sikorsky KPI” and UOP OJSC “Meridian” named after S.P. Korolyov”. These UAVs are equipped with modern video and thermal imaging cameras, allowing to patrol...

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently won several new contracts for Tac4G, a tactical communication system. Concurrently, IAI has announced several new capabilities have been added, including Tac4G’s integration in tactical UAVs and additional platforms. The unique communication system has been developed by ELTA, IAI’s Intelligence and reconnaissance Division. Tac4G’s...

Mahindra Defence and Aeronautics of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner for Naval Shipborne UAVs. Aeronautics and Mahindra will offer a UAV system which can be launched and recovered from Indian warships. Aeronautics, a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is an Israeli public listed company, and is a key player in the defence domain....