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The Weird And Worrying Drone War In The Caucasus

A forgotten war is gaining new momentum in the Caucasus, as opponents arm themselves with increasingly advanced drone technology for spying and strikes. The alarming implications stretch far beyond a small corner of Eurasia. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, conflict between the newly independent states of Armenia and…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
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Is the U.S. Air Force Developing an Autonomous Killer Drone?

The U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remains the frontline armed drone. Designed to be a follow-up to the MQ-1 Predator, the Reaper can carry a great deal of ordnance, which allows it to fulfill the "hunter" component of a hunter-killer drone. Reapers can carry double the amount of Hellfire missiles…
bubmag
June 9, 2020
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China Is Joining The Kamikaze Drone Arms Race

Here's What You Need To Remember: For the U.S. military and other potential Chinese adversaries, this is one more advanced weapon that they may encounter in battle. Like drones in general, loitering munitions can be hard to detect and shoot down, especially the smaller models. China’s military is looking to buy…
bubmag
May 8, 2020
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Israel Defense Ministry buys small exploding drones

The Israel's Ministry of Defense ordered 6.6-pound drones for its ground forces working in urban areas, maker Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. said Monday. The Spike Firefly is a "loitering munition," also known as a kamikaze drone or suicide drone, a category in which the single-use munition loiters airborne in…
bubmag
May 5, 2020
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Army Develops Kamikaze Drone To Defeat Enemy Attack Drones

(Washington D.C.) The Army is working with industry partners to upgrade and expand its counter-drone fight by helping to bring new advanced technology to U.S. allied countries across the globe facing an increasingly complex threat. The effort includes industry moves to offer emerging counter-drone systems for international sales, the addition…
bubmag
April 25, 2020
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Iran And Syria Are Helpless Against Israel’s Suicide Drones

Here's What You Need To Remember: In the coming months, Syria may eventually activate long-range S-300 surface-to-air missiles systems which may impose additional risks and costs on Israeli strikes. On January 21, 2019. Iranian, Syrian and Israeli forces unleashed a hail of missiles upon each other in what is becoming yet another…
bubmag
April 21, 2020
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Iran Knows How To Use Its Small Speedboats To Great Military Effect

Here's What You Need To Know: Tehran realizes its naval forces don’t have the survivability or firepower to slug it out with adversaries in a head-on engagement. Instead it would lean on the shallow, confining geography of the Persian Gulf and especially the chokepoint of the Strait—only twenty-nine miles from…
bubmag
April 17, 2020