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Regional Defense & Security News

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....

The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) has awarded a public contract to a consortium of the Estonian Defence and Security Industry Innovation Cluster to launch a project entitled ‘Automated systems on the battlefield’, managed by the Centre for Applied Studies at the Estonian National Defence College (ENDC). “The aim of the project is to assess how unmanned...

The Military Drone Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $5 billion to over $13 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The military drone market growth is credited to increasing investments in the drone technology by military and defense departments. The government across the countries are spending...

Turkish companies TEAS and ASELSAN have presented their joint unmanned ground vehicle platform (UGV). The Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Industry shared this information in its social media account. The 8×4 wheeled UGV “Tarantula”, with the integration of the Aselsan Sarp gun tower and developed jointly by TEAS and Aselsan companies, will be ready...