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Asio has developed a system called NavGuard to provide drones with their own ability to process video feeds from on-board cameras, analyze their surroundings and convert that information into precise location information. Credit: Courtesy.

In increasingly crowded skies, Israeli company offers drones a new way of navigating

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In the not-too-distant future, the skies will grow increasingly crowded with drones, and civil aviation authorities are concerned about safety. In 2020, the number of consumer-level drone services in the United States surpassed $1.25 billion,...
Abdullah II of Jordan at SOFEX conference opening in Amman, May 6, 2014. Credit: Ahmad A. Atwah/Shutterstock.

Jordan’s king reveals attack by Iranian drones amid push for more US support

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Jordanian King Abdullah said that his country has been attacked by drones with an “Iranian signature” in the past year. The Jordanian leader made the revelation during an interview, “On GPS King Abdullah II of Jordan”...
Israel's Minister of Defense Benny Gantz at Defense Headquarters in Tel Aviv, April 22, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Gantz: Mideast on verge of arms race if Iran continues path towards nukes

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Monday that the Middle East is on the verge of a new arms race, which could begin if “Iran continues to advance towards nuclear weapons and nuclear...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presenting part of a drone shot down during a meeting with Germany's foreign minister in Tel Aviv on May 20, 2021. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Netanyahu: Iran sent armed drone into Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel intercepted an armed drone earlier this week sent by Iran. It was shot down over northern Israel crossing from Iraq or Syria, he said during...
An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fires an AIM 120 missile at the Utah Test and Training Range on Aug. 17, 2017. Credit: U.S. Department of Defense/Scott Wolff.

Biden administration to proceed with $23 billion arms sale to UAE

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The Biden administration has announced its intention to Congress to move ahead with weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, following a review of the deal struck by the Trump administration, Reuters reported on...
Israel Aerospace Industries drone guard system. Source: Screenshot.

Israel Aerospace Industries, UAE weapons company to meld anti-drone system

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Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates’s weapons-maker EDGE to develop an advanced anti-drone defense system. The anti-drone system would be “tailored...
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs (center) lead a formation of Royal Air Force F-35B Lightnings (left) and Israeli Air Force F-35I Lightning IIs (right) during Exercise Tri-Lightning over the Mediterranean Sea on June 25, 2019. Photo: Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes/U.S. Air Force.

UAE confident of F-35 deal, despite Biden administration hold on arms sales

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The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, said on Monday that he was confident the pending sale of F-35 jets would go through after the Biden administration concludes its review of...
An Iranian “Shahed 129” unmanned aerial vehicle at the Eqtedar 40 defense exhibition in Tehran, Jan. 30, 2019. Credit: Fars News via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran positions ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen, within range of Israel

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As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, known as “suicide drones,” to its proxies in Yemen, Newsweek reported on Thursday. According to the report, satellite footage from Dec. 25...
The anti-drone company uses an array of advanced technology to protect against enemy drones that can be used for intelligence-gathering, attacks, smuggling objects and weapons, and other types of air-space intrusion. Credit: MCTECH.

As terror groups increase drone usage, an Israeli firm counters with pioneering jamming technology

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When Ido Bar Oz, chief marking officer of the MCTECH RF Technologies Israeli anti-drone company, recently visited a prison in a European country, he saw a remarkable sight, but not one that surprised him. A...
A MQ-9 Reaper US military unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson via Wikimedia Commons.

Report: US State Department notifies Congress of $2.9 billion drone sale to UAE

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The U.S. State Department has informally notified Congress that “it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as $2.9 billion,” reported Reuters on Thursday,...