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News - rotax

  • Air Warfare

    Paris Air Show: NATO brokers Greek deal to acquire Safran UAVs

    21st June 2023

    The Greek Army has chosen Safran Electronics & Defense to modernise its UAV inventory, adding four new Patroller tactical drones to its current Sperwer fleet.  The …

  • Air Warfare

    Dubai Airshow 2021: UAE extends breadth of UAV capabilities

    16th November 2021

    The UAE defence industry displayed new UAVs and guided munitions at the Dubai Airshow this year.

  • Defence Notes

    Canadian export freeze on Turkey extends to UAV engines

    26th October 2020

    Canadian company bans sales of UAV engines manufactured in Austria

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Bundeswehr Heron 1 to continue Mali operations

    15th May 2020

    The Budget Committee of the German parliament on 13 May approved funding for the extension of the Heron 1 UAS deployment in Mali. Approximately €30 …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    X-61A made to wait for first recoverable flight test

    8th April 2020

    Dynetics has revealed that the reshaping of flight test activities at the US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, has led to a delay of a …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Upgraded Heron given longer legs

    29th January 2020

    In an expansion of its unmanned portfolio, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) plans to unveil a new member of the Heron UAV family at the Singapore Airshow …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Paris Air Show: IAI inducts new TUAS to Heron family

    10th June 2019

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has launched a third addition to its unmanned Heron collection, with the TUAS to be known as T-Heron. Developed for ground …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Herons to migrate to Vietnam

    12th December 2018

    It is believed that Vietnam has ordered the Heron UAVs from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), with a contract apparently being signed in recent days. Vietnam …

  • Defence Notes

    Saudi Arabia unveils first indigenous armed drone ‘Saqr 1’

    12th May 2017

    King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has unveiled a new strategic drone programme called Saqr 1 in Riyadh according to a Saudi Press …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Rotorcraft Asia: Cicaré offers novel flight trainer

    10th April 2017

    Argentinian firm Cicaré, which produces the SVH4 ground-based helicopter flight trainer, has been pushing its creation in the Asia-Pacific region to both civil and military …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    LIMA 2017: DEA forges ‘spraying’ alliance in Malaysia

    23rd March 2017

    DEA General Aviation – a Chinese producer of helicopters, engines, UAVs and components – announced a strategic alliance with Malaysian company Alaf Strategi at the …

  • Defence Helicopter

    China goes old-tech with gyrocopters

    12th January 2016

    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has begun operating and flying camouflage-painted gyrocopters, pictures to recently emerge on Chinese internet websites have revealed. The gyrocopters, christened …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Vietnam unveils indigenous HALE

    24th December 2015

    Despite outsiders knowing little about Vietnam’s UAV developments, local media revealed in December that the country was developing its largest vehicle yet, a HALE platform. …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    IRIS eyes operational focus

    21st December 2015

    Colombia’s indigenous IRIS tactical UAV, developed by the government-owned Corporacion De La Industria Aeronautica Colombiana (CIAC), is set to be delivered to the Colombian Air …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Farnborough: Rotron to supply engines to CybAero

    17th July 2014

    Rotron has been selected to supply the propulsion system for CybAero’s Apid 60 VTOL UAV, it was revealed at the Farnborough International Air Show on …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Tactical Drone System (SDT) [France]

    Programme Background Tactical Drone System (SDT) programme The French Army launched the SDT programme to replace the Sagem (now Safran) Sperwer Intermediate Tactical Drone System ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Tactical Drone System (SDT) (Forecast) [France]

    Programme Background Tactical Drone System (SDT) programme The French Army launched the SDT programme to replace the Sagem (now Safran) Sperwer Intermediate Tactical Drone System ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Uncrewed aerial systems engines

    Rotax 914

    The Rotax 914 is a turbocharged, four-stroke, four-cylinder aircraft engine that can develop a maximum of 115hp. Produced alongside its 80hp Rotax 912 counterpart since ...

  • Trainer

    Virus SW

    Virus SW 80 is a microlight trainer aircraft developed by Pipistrel in Slovenia. Its variants include  SW 80, SW 100 (274.5kg) and Virus SW 100 (600kg). ...

  • Uncrewed aerial systems engines

    Rotax 912

    The Rotax 912 is a series of four-cylinder engines originally developed for use in light aircraft. As a relatively compact and lightweight package, it has ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    S10-VTX

    The S10-VTX is a UAV used by the French Aerospace Lab ONERA and other companies in Asia and the US for R&D; purposes. It is ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    S15 Condor II

    The S15 Condor is a utility platform used by OHB System in Germany. It is fitted with two pods for electronic development and camera systems ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    S15-1

    The S15-1 was developed as a research and utility platform for manned and unmanned operations and is the basis of the S15 Patroller, with both ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Star-650

    The TopXGun Star-650 has the size and design of a single-seat hobbyist or civilian aircraft and can carry a payload of 200kg, with an endurance of ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Saqr 1

    The Saqr 1 is equipped with a Ka-band SATCOM system. It has a range of 2,500km and can launch guided armaments from 550-6,000m with a ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Super Heron HF

    The Super Heron Heavy Fuel (HF) MALE UAS is a heavy-fuel version of the Heron Mk 1 manufactured by Isreal Aerospace Industries' Malat Division. The platform ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Reach-S

    The Reach-S is a MALE UAS manufactured by HALCON, a subsidiary of EDGE Group.  Debuted at the Dubai Airshow 2021, the UAV is powered by an Austrian Rotax 912 ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Albatross / Osprey

    The Albatross is a multi-mission MALE UAV developed by Akaer. Powered by two Rotax 914UL engines, the UAV can be equipped with various payloads, including EO/IR ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Yabhon-R2

    Yabhon-R2 is a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAV designed for tactical missions, including real-time day and night reconnaissance and surveillance, search and rescue, border surveillance and remote ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Yabhon-R

    Yabhon-R is a MALE UAV designed for tactical missions, including real-time day and night reconnaissance and surveillance, search and rescue, and border surveillance. The UAV ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Arrow

    The North Eastern Aeronautical (NEANY) Arrow UAV is a converted lightweight Titan Aircraft Tornado II manned aircraft that is built using more than 90% commercially ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Shahpar

    Shahpar is a medium-range tactical UAV capable of conducting day and night surveillance. It can accommodate different mission profiles and payload configurations, depending on the ...