10 Years of activity: on March 7, 2007, the “Shoval” (Heron 1) UAV joined the IAF and took the UAV division a step forward. Since then it has taken a central role and active part in Israel’s recent military operations and performed various missions.
This In-Depth report from the International Security Program examines the proliferation, development, and use of armed drones. The World of Drones database draws upon media reports and other open source information to track which countries and non-state actors have armed drones or are in the process of developing them; which actors have used armed drones in combat; and which non-state actors are artificially equipping
over-the-counter drones with improvised explosives like ISIS, or have obtained military-grade UAVs like Hezbollah.
From Iraq to Nigeria, countries looking for cheap, armed drones are increasingly turning to China — and leaving the United States behind.
This post is an excerpt of the last section of United States
Congressinoal Research Service report R42136. I extracted the last
section to show the recently slowed-down U.S. UAS development
pace. The reason behind this slowness is yet to be discovered.
This post is an excerpt and summary of U.S. Congressinoal Research
Service report R42136. I put my own comments in the lines to show how stupid
the United Statesd Department of Defense is, and will be.
Unmanned aerial systems comprise a rapidly growing portion of the
military budget, and have been a long-term interest of Congress. At
times, Congress has encouraged the development of such systems; in
other instances, it has attempted to rein in or better organize the
Department of Defense’s efforts.
WHAT, HOW AND WHY ARE THE TOP 3 QUESTIONS EVERY UAS MANUFACTURER
SHOULD ASK HERSELF.
Africa: the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an
aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an
unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which include a UAV, a ground-based
controller, and a system of communications between the two. The flight
of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy either
underremote control by a human operator, or fully or intermittently
autonomously, by onboard computers.