No. 1 threat: Drone attacks prompt urgent $500 million request from Pentagon

Drone attacks have become the No. 1 threat to U.S. troops deployed abroad, prompting a $500 million urgent request to help erect defenses. Cheap, easy to use, and hard to defend against, drones toting explosives pose risks to troops akin Read More …

France: Olympics anti-drone units a new tool to keep Paris 2024 safe

Security is the Paris 2024 Olympics’ hottest topic and France intends to leave no stone unturned as it prepares to secure the Games with the help of anti-drone units. The military base of Villacoublay just outside Paris will be the Read More …

Israeli strike in Lebanon kills two Hezbollah members

The IDF struck Hezbollah terror targets deep inside Lebanon on Monday afternoon, the military announced. At least two simultaneous strikes hit around Lebanon’s city of Baalbek, two security sources told Reuters, in the first bombardment of eastern Lebanon since regional Read More …

Syria: Seven terrorist drones shot down in Hama and Idleb countryside

Ministry of Defense has announced that seven terrorist drones were shot down and destroyed in Hama and Idleb countryside. The ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page: “Our forces operating in the direction of Hama and Idleb countryside Read More …

Ukraine Using Thousands Of Networked Microphones To Track Russian Drones

Ukraine is using a network made up of thousands of acoustic sensors across the country to help detect and track incoming Russian kamikaze drones, alert traditional air defenses in advance, and also dispatch ad hoc drone hunting teams to shoot Read More …

U.S. Central Command Conducts Week-Long Hackathon Focused on Countering One-Way Unmanned Aerial Systems

TAMPA, Fla. – In January, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) hand-selected 15 coders from across the Department of Defense to participate in a “critical mission” hackathon called SANDTRAP. This hackathon focused on data and software challenges related to countering one-way unmanned aerial Read More …

Indian Air Force requires three systems to protect bases from attack by multiple swarm drones

With the threat posed by unmanned aerial systems growing by the day, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has chalked out the requirement for different mobile systems to counter such threats in different operational scenarios, particularly that from multiple swarm drones. Read More …

US intercepts explosive-laden drones launched from Yemen

The Pentagon announced this morning that a US destroyer intercepted several explosive-laden drones launched from Yemen from areas controlled by the Houthis. The US Central Military Command, Centcom, said in a post on X: “On the morning (Yemen time) of Read More …

Countering Unmanned Aerial System Attacks a Priority

Army Maj. Gen. Sean A. Gainey, director, of that office spoke today at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event, “Countering Small Uncrewed Aerial Systems.” Each of the military services, in partnership with industry, is conducting experiments and doing Read More …

How drones have changed the conflict in Ukraine war

As Kyiv’s counteroffensive to liberate Russian-occupied territories slowly advances in Ukraine’s east, the drone war continues to escalate. Beyond the symbolic value of high-profile strikes against targets in Moscow, deep in the Russian heartland, and Novorossiysk, a key Russian port Read More …