NSG chief: Weaponised drones will be next-gen terror tactics

In the run up to the assembly polls in five states, the National Security Guard (NSG) has defused several improvised explosive devices (IEDs). While a court complex in Ludhiana witnessed a deadly blast on December 23, security agencies have been Read More …

Myanmar’s Rebels Get Resourceful With Improvised Drones

Since the Islamic State first systematically started using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) drones to drop munitions in 2016, the use of small, remotely controlled airborne devices to carry out attacks has been replicated around the world, from rebels in Ukraine, to Read More …

UAE: 3 killed in suspected Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi

A suspected Houthi drone attack near Abu Dhabi airport killed at least three people and sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates’ capital on Monday. An Abu Dhabi police statement said three tanker trucks carrying fuel exploded in the Read More …

Mexico: Drone footage shows people fleeing after CJNG cartel drops improvised explosive charges in the forests of Tepalcatepec

A drug cartel used drones to drop explosives on unsuspecting inhabitants in the forests of Tepalcatepec, Mexico, in the latest demonstration of unchecked violence in the region. People were sent running for their lives on Monday as the drones, controlled Read More …

Low-cost warfare: US military battles with ‘Costco drones’

Late in 2019, American military equipment detected an incoming enemy drone over an Iraqi base hosting US forces. The troops were jumpy; their base was vulnerable and exposed. The detection system gave a grainy picture but indicated the object was Read More …

NATO trials Dstl standard for counter-drone systems

Originally developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Innovate UK, SAPIENT is an open software architecture that helps different sensors, interfaces and decision-making modules work together with little or no software engineering, and can improve efficiency through Read More …

More explosives-bearing drones downed near base housing US troops in Iraq

Two fixed-wing drones rigged with explosives were shot down Tuesday near a base in Iraq that houses American troops, the second such incident in as many days, officials said. The unmanned aircraft were downed outside the perimeter of al Asad Read More …

Iraq: Two armed ‘suicide drones’ shot down by US-led coalition forces at Baghdad airport

Two drones targeting US forces at Baghdad airport were shot down this morning as terrorists launched an attack on the anniversary of the killing of revered Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. The ‘suicide drones, or improvised cruise missiles’, were launched at Read More …

Yemen’s Houthis target Aramco, other Saudi sites in missile, drone attacks

Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Tuesday it fired several ballistic missiles and 25 armed drones into Saudi Arabia, targeting Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah and the defence ministry in Riyadh. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said late Read More …