4th ID Soldiers first to receive counter UAS threat training at home

Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division took part in the first home-station training for the Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems from April 19-May 7, 2021, prior to a deployment. Soldiers used a system of sensors and shooters called the Mobile-Low, Slow, 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 …

US CENTCOM: Iran drone threat in Iraq

At a briefing on Monday with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, he discussed the increasing drone threat. “We are seeing pressure from Iranian-affiliated militant groups that want to push us out of Iraq, and the latest manifestation Read More …

Two drones shot down above Iraq base housing US troops

The Iraqi army has said that two drones were destroyed above a base housing United States troops, one month after the same base was targeted by an armed drone. The US military’s C-RAM defence system was activated to shoot down Read More …

Eyes to the Sky

United States Central Command Area of Operations – Throughout the training pipeline, U.S. Marine Corps Infantrymen can expect to shoot countless rounds, hike endless miles, and navigate acres of land. They show up to the school of infantry where combat 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 …

Modern Problems and Modern Solutions

Undisclosed Location, US Central Command Area of Operations – Just a little under ten years ago, deployed Marines on patrol would have their eyes scanning for the greatest threat at the time – Improvised Explosive Devices. In Afghanistan alone, just Read More …

Drones add little to rocket-filled Israel-Palestine skies, but represent growing global threat

Beneath the ongoing collision of Israel’s cutting-edge and costly missile defense systems and imprecise but inexpensive Palestinian-built rockets, Hamas has begun using so-called “kamikaze drones” to try penetrating Israeli defenses another way. The Israeli government has claimed that its Iron 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 …

Arab alliance destroys Al Houthi UAVs, missiles targeting Saudi Arabia

The Arab Saudi-led alliance said it intercepted and destroyed early Thursday eight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and three ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s All Houthis towards Saudi Arabia amid an upsurge of the Iran-aligned rebels’ attacks. On Monday, the alliance Read More …