US kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

The US military has killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria, a US Central Command spokesman said. “The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organisation’s ability to further plot and 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 …

Afghanistan: Rockets fired towards Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Several rockets have been fired at Kabul’s international airport, a day before the deadline for the US troops to pull out of Afghanistan ends. The White House, which confirmed the attack, said that evacuation operations at the airport were not Read More …

Enter The New IED: Improvised Explosive Drone

For the Taliban, the mere mention of “drone” has long conjured up images of flying, buzzing death, and rightly so. They lost some of their senior leaders in US drone strikes in the border regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Read More …

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 …