Yemen: US military MQ-9 Reaper drone goes down in Marib province

Another U.S. military MQ-9 Reaper drone went down in Yemen, images online purported to show Wednesday, as Yemen’s Houthi rebels continued attacks on shipping around the Red Sea over the Israel-Hamas war. It wasn’t immediately clear what brought down the Read More …

US Air Force’s 80-Hour Endurance ULTRA Surveillance Drone Deployed To The Middle East

The U.S. Air Force’s ULTRA (Unmanned Long-Endurance Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft) made a rare appearance at an “undisclosed location” in the Middle East suggesting that the platform has been operationally deployed for the first time. The platform is one-of-a-kind, given its Read More …

Hezbollah’s threats to northern Israel: The evolution of drone warfare

On Monday, February 19, a drone carrying explosives struck a field near Arbel in northern Israel. This is around 30 kilometers from the Lebanon border, which meant the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had flown for some distance inside Israeli airspace. 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 …

UK launches surveillance flights to find Hamas hostages

The UK will carry out unarmed surveillance flights over the Middle East to search for Hamas hostage locations, the Ministry of Defence says. The flights will help gather intelligence on potential hostage whereabouts. Five British nationals are missing and the 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 …

Ukraine Is Using AI to Help Clear Millions of Russian Landmines

The humanitarian process used to detect and clear unexploded land mines has changed little since World War II. Until recently, Ukraine had no unified database that kept track of surveyed terrain or aggregated information from commercial, international, and government operators, Read More …

Drone Proliferation in the Conflict Zones: Who are the Suppliers and Users?

The 7 October 2023 Hamas terrorist attacks have increased tension in the Middle East, and attacks by Iran-backed militia groups threaten United States (US) officials, interests, and American military bases. These groups have already launched multiple drone attacks on US Read More …

How Hamas Attacked Israel’s Communications Towers

Hamas fighters launched coordinated attacks on at least four communications towers close to the Gaza border in the initial phase of their cross-border assault on Israel — the most sophisticated operation yet to disrupt the infrastructure in the area. Footage Read More …

US military conducts operations in Lamu against al Shabaab

The US military staged a high-level military operation at Magogoni Airfield in Lamu County to counter the threat posed by al Shabaab. According to a statement issued on Saturday, the US Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) said the high-stakes Read More …