• Turkey’s Akinci armed UAV unveiled

    Turkish private company Baykar Makina unveiled the Akinci ‘Flying Fish’ armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival being held in Istanbul from 17 to 22 September, the Anatolia news agency reported on 18 September. The Hürriyet newspaper

  • DSEI 2019: Miniature UAS delivers tactical snapshot

    UK-based FlareBright Ltd took the opportunity at the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London to showcase its SnapShot miniature battlefield aerial imagery unmanned aircraft system (UAS). FlareBright’s CEO Kelvin Hamilton told Jane’s that the instant aerial camera was originally envisaged for

  • Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS completes Finnish trials

    Schiebel has completed a five-day maritime surveillance demonstration of its Camcopter S-100 vertical takeoff and landing unmanned air system (UAS) from the Finnish Border Guard offshore patrol ship Turva. Conducted in the Gulf of Finland in late August, the flight trials saw the Camcopter S-100

  • Indian UAV crashes during test flight

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being developed by India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) crashed on 17 September while on an “experimental” test flight. The UAV crashed in the fields near the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga in the

  • DSEI 2019: QinetiQ releases new Banshee

    UK firm QinetiQ unveiled a new variant of its Banshee family of target drones at the DSEI 2019 trade show in London. Known as the Banshee Next Generation (NG), the twin gas-turbine engine target drone can reach speeds over 900 km/h in a “clean” configuration with half fuel, and has a

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  • UAE looking for more tank transporters

    Belarus hopes to secure another contract to supply additional heavy equipment transporters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus. “We are about to finish a major contract [with the UAE], which was
  • Prince of Wales sets sail for first time

    The United Kingdom’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales , put to sea for the first time from its assembly site at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife on 19 September. The 65,000-tonne carrier was manoeuvred out of the narrow lock entrance to the basin at the Babcock