Launch of a Switchblade and the destruction of its target.

US Special Forces Now Operate Lethal Kamikaze Killer Drones

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) recently received what appears to be its first shipment of “Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems” (LMAMs), confirming the combat value of this “Kamikaze” drone first deployed in the ongoing War in Afghanistan. The LMAMs delivered to USSOCOM is the “AeroVironment Switchblade” developed by California-based AeroVironment, Inc. This 2.7…

Saudi Arabia's Saqr 1 UAV.

Saudi Arabia’s First Domestic Long-distance UAV Fires Only Chinese-made Missiles and Bombs

Saqr 1, Saudi Arabia’s first indigenous medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), shows strong Chinese influence in its design and is armed only with Chinese guided missiles and smart bombs. The UAV will see action against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen fighting against a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab nations. Saqr 1 was first…

A MaxAero quadcopter drone flies with a camera attached at the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany..

China Starts Shooting Down Illegal UAVs With Anti-Drone Rifles

Chinese officials have started a fight against illegal drones, arming the country with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles. Officers in Wuhan, Central China, have been given rifles that emit radio-jamming signals to knock quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the horizon. Instead of immediately disabling the drones, the high-tech weapon puts drones on…