The Indian Air Force had asked for armed drones from the US earlier this year (Reuters)

US ‘Considering’ India’s Request For Armed Drones For Air Force: Official

WASHINGTON: The Trump Administration is “considering” India’s request for armed drones for its air force, according to a senior American official. “Yes, yes,” the administration official told PTI when asked about India’s pending request about the purchase of armed drones as part of its armed forces’ modernisation drive. The armed drones, the Indian Air Force…

USN reservists conduct post-flight checks on unmanned aerial vehicle during the Advanced Technology Exercise 2017 in Camp Pendleton, which showcased unmanned applications the USN is hoping to leverage in future concept of operations.

USN seeks to regain competitive edge through unmanned systems

Key Points USN is aggressively pursuing unmanned and autonomous technologies to hone a “decisive” competitive edge Estimating risk and co-ordinating integration with human elements are a challenge US lawmakers warned that the competitive advantage that the US military has eroded over the past few years, and increasing incorporation of unmanned systems in naval operational concepts…

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…