Off The Shelf: The Violent Nonstate Actor Drone Threat – Analysis

In a recent Air & Space Power Journal, Maj Jules “Jay” Hurst explains how small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) enable less capital-rich nations to enter the air domain.1 Though airpower has historically been scarce for its costs and complexities, commercial Read More …

What do we know about Hamas’ drones?

In the recent round of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, Israel had to contend with a growing drone threat from the Gaza Strip – not only detecting and mitigating the threats in the field, but on social media, where Hamas Read More …

Israeli jet shoots down ‘suicide drone’ launched from Gaza Strip

The Israeli air force on Thursday shot down an explosives-laden “suicide drone” that was launched from the Gaza Strip toward a target off the Mediterranean coast. “A short while ago the IAF downed a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that crossed Read More …

Iraq: New ‘suicide drone’ attack targets Ain Al-Asad airbase

Ain al-Asad base in the west of Iraq was again targeted by militants early Saturday morning, with conflicting reports about the nature of the attack. A source told Kurdistan 24 that authorities had received “reports” the base, which houses personnel Read More …

Russia’s FSB thwarts terrorist attack on law enforcement officers in Stavropol region

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has thwarted a terrorist attack on law enforcement officers in the Stavropol region, the FSB said in a statement on Monday. “The Federal Security Service, the Investigative Committee and the Interior Ministry have thwarted a Read More …

Northern Ireland: Enniskillen security alert: CIRA claims responsibility

The Continuity IRA (CIRA) has claimed responsibility for an alleged attack on Enniskillen Police Station on Monday, and the planting of a suspicious device close to the station. In a message phoned in to The Impartial Reporter today (Friday) at Read More …

Iraq: Rocket attack on coalition base in Erbil kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night, according to a coalition spokesman. More than a dozen rockets were fired toward the Read More …

Afghanistan: ANP bomb disposal unit defused six roadside bombs in Sar-e-Pul, Laghman, Nangarhar and Nimruz provinces

Afghan National Police bomb disposal unit detected and rendered safe six roadside bombs planted by terrorists in Sar-e-Pul, Laghman, Nangarhar and Nimruz provinces. ANP bomb disposal unit detected six roadside bombs planted by terrorists in Sar-e-Pul, Laghman, Nangarhar & Nimruz Read More …

UK: Man is charged with making a weapon and explosives after police raided house in Southampton

A man has been charged after he was caught by police making a weapon and explosives in his home. Officers found Pascal Knorr-Gulde, 47, making the devices during a raid of his home in Southampton, Hampshire. Neighbouring homes on Bond Read More …

Evolution Of UAVs Employed By Houthi Forces In Yemen

Since 2016, Ansar Allah ‘Houthi’ forces have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – commonly called ‘drones’) in an increasingly lethal fashion against Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces in Yemen and across its borders. Initially, Houthi forces crashed unarmed UAVs into the Coalition’s Read More …