Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package

U.S. special operations forces need a tool that can both jam radio frequencies to stop roadside bombs from exploding as well as neutralize drone threats by land, air and sea — and it has to be small. That’s what Special Read More …

Saudi air defences destroy 9 armed drones

The Saudi-led Arab coalition said on Friday that Saudi defenses shot down nine armed drones fired at the Kingdom. It said the aircraft were aimed at civilian locations and energy facilities. It accused the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen of Read More …

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 …

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 …

India, US troops carry out joint C-IED, C-UAS training during Yudh Abhyas 21

A combined Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) training was carried out by armies of India and the US during the conduct of exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ at the Equipment Simulator Training Area (ESTA) Alaska’ Anchorage. Read More …

Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell in the fight against adversary unmanned aerial systems

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training. Task Force Phoenix—a combat aviation brigade responsible for full-spectrum Read More …

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi drone targeting Abha airport, four injured

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted a booby-trapped drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in attempt to carry out an attack on Abha International Airport. “Shrapnel have scattered and fell in the vicinity of Abha’s internal airport as a result Read More …

Drones are redefining the modern battlefield – we must act swiftly to counter the UAS threat

Recent events in Afghanistan remind us that today’s global security landscape presents a vast matrix of complex challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD). One of the most concerning tactical developments is the rapid evolution in the use of militarized Read More …