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News - vtol suas

  • Air Warfare

    Australian Army selects Integrator as next tactical UAV

    14th March 2022

    A winner has been declared for the Australian Army's quest to find a new tactical UAV to replace the Shadow 200.

  • Defence Notes

    DSEI 2021: Anduril and jHub seal deal under TALOS programme

    13th September 2021

    The UK MoD has awarded Anduril Industries a £3.8 million ($5.2 million) contract to support its TALOS programme. Under the new contract, expected to last …

  • Air Warfare

    Australia issues RfI for new SUAS

    25th August 2021

    Australia begins its tender process to find a new man-portable UAV.

  • Air Warfare

    Australia looks for more sting in its Wasp replacement

    29th July 2021

    The Australian Army wants to introduce a new small UAV within the next 2-3 years.

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Nigeria expands UAV fleet for counter-terror operations

    8th December 2020

    Eight UCAVs will be based in northern Nigeria for strike missions against Boko Haram and Islamic State elements, and budget plans for 2021 include UAVs for ISR.

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Poland picks local provider to meet sUAS requirement

    1st October 2020

    The Polish Armed Forces are to receive six new VTOL sUAS and associated equipment in 2021, under a PLN4.6 million ($1.19 million) deal between the …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Australia shortlists tactical UAV vendors

    20th March 2020

    Australia has announced that four companies have been shortlisted for the army’s Project Land 129 Phase 3 to find a new tactical UAV system. The …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Marine West 2019: USMC seeks SUAS expansion

    11th February 2019

    The USMC is exploring the possible expansion of its fleet of its Group 1 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS). The marines has three SUAS programmes of …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    NAVAIR casts net for unmanned ISR services

    7th February 2019

    Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has made public its intention of a contract for sea-based UAS ISR services aboard a maritime support vessel (MSV), it …

  • Special Operations

    SOF looks to small UAS

    9th August 2018

    USSOCOM has requested industry information for a spectrum of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) following a sources sought announcement issued on August 7.  The announcement was …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUVSI 2017: Marine Corps spotlights SUAS growth

    12th May 2017

    The United States Marine Corps is predicting a continuing expansion of 'Group 1' small UAS systems across service elements.Speaking at this week's AUVSI Xponential event …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Aerosonde HQ small footprint, big travels

    20th October 2016

    Textron Systems has demonstrated its Aerosonde hybrid quad (HQ) SUAS variant in front of existing and prospective customers from the military and commercial sectors. The …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUSA 2016: VTOL meets fixed-wing (video)

    4th October 2016

    Textron Systems is showcasing its Hybrid-quad Aerosonde variant at AUSA 2016 in Washington DC ahead of testing to both military and commercial customers in October. The …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    UAV Solutions demonstrates two SUAS

    15th April 2016

    Two of UAV Solutions’ small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) have taken part in flight demonstrations for the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) Phase II …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Funding for canister-launched UAS

    4th November 2015

    Lockheed Martin has received US military funding to continue development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS), the company announced on 3 November.  …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - small

    Aerosonde (Qatar)

    Programme Background The Qatar MoD has established the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center to carry out ISR missions for the Qatar Armed Forces. Among its roles ...

  • Military UAS - small

    Skylark SUAS+

    Programme Background The Australian Army has identified a requirement for a new UAS that could sit between the Aerovironment Wasp AE and the Textron Shadow ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Nightwarden (Qatar)

    Programme Background The Qatar MoD has established the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center to carry out ISR missions for the Qatar Armed Forces. Among its roles ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    VTOL UAV (ROKA)

    Programme Background All branches of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces are placing a large emphasis on the procurement of unmanned systems to improve ISR ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Fixed-Wing VTOL UAV (Malaysia)

    Programme Background Tender Issued As reported by Shephard, on 18 June 2021, Malaysia issued a tender for fixed-wing hybrid VTOL UAVs.  Requirement The tender stated that Malaysia required ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    Cargo UAV (Turkey)

    Programme Background Inception & Requirment Turkey's Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) initiated a programme to procure VTOL-capable cargo drones in June 2018. These were planned for ...

  • Military UAS - small

    Small UAV (Colombia)

    Programme Background Many of the Colombian military's UAVs are operated by the Colombian Air Force, but the Colombian Army has also employed several different types ...

  • Military UAS - micro, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Parrot Anafi (Singapore)

    Programme Background On 7 February 2022, the Singapore Army posted photographs on Facebook that showed the Anafi UAV used as training devices in a five-day ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Project (UK)

    Programme Background Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Project The British Army launched the RAS project to provide the "direction required to exploit emerging technologies to ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    VTOL UAV (Norway)

    Programme Background Request for Information (RfI) In September 2022, the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) launched a request for information in preparation for a possible ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Asef

    Programme Background Intra Defense Technologies unveiled the Asef VTOL UAV at the 2019 Dubai Air Show. In April 2020, the GAMI announced that it had ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Hybrid RPAS (India)

    Programme Background The Indian Army currently relies upon imported platforms to provide most of its unmanned ISR capability, but, in line with government's 'Make in ...

  • Military UAS - small

    Long Range Reconnaissance - LRR / Rucksack Portable UAS - RPUAS (USA)

    Programme Background The Rucksack Portable UAS (RPUAS) Programme The RPUAS programme will provide the battalion and below ground manoeuvre elements within the US Army with ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Project Land 129 Phase 4A (Australia)

    Programme Background Requirement The Australian Army identified a need for a small UAS to provide an organic ISR capability to units operating at the tactical ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) (USA)

    Programme Background Programme Goal The Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) programme stems from the Military Sealift Command and Fleet Forces Command identifying, in 2018, a ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

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

    Aerosonde SUAS

    The Aerosonde SUAS comes from a long line of capable aircraft. The Aerosonde SUAS, like the Aerosonde fleet of aircraft, operates through contractor-owned and operated ...

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

    Aerosonde HQ SUAS

    The Aerosonde Hybrid Quadcopter (HQ) SUAS is the VTOL version of the Aerosonde SUAS manufactured by Textron Systems. It combines the capabilities of a multi-rotor platform ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    VTOL UAV

    The Defence Technology Institute launched the VTOL UAV R&D; project in cooperation with the Naval Research and Development Office, Royal Thai Navy and private sector ...

  • Lynx VTOL

    The Lynx VTOL aircraft takes off like a helicopter, flies like a fixed-wing aircraft and is used for precision agriculture and surveying. It has an ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Zala VTOL

    Manufactured by Zala Aero Group, the ZALA VTOL is a hybrid platform that can be operated both as a fixed-wing and rotary-wing UAV due to ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Argus VTOL

    The Argus VTOL, currently in development, is part of the Argus family of UAVs manufactured by Free Horizons, which also features the Argus Predator Mk ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Spider VTOL

    The Spider VTOL is a mini electrical fixed-wing UAV. Unlike traditional VTOL UAVs with dedicated motors, propellors and structural parts for performing take-off and landing, the Spider ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Rakshak VTOL

    The Rakshak VTOL is a fixed-wing UAV with an EO/IR sensor for ISR missions. Developed by TATA Advanced Systems, the UAV is VTOL-capable, allowing it to operate ...

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

    Turac VTOL UAV

    The Turac is a fixed-wing VTOL UAV developed jointly by Havelsan and Istanbul Technical University Aerospace Research Center. It can be used for traditional military ISR ...

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

    EOS C VTOL

    The EOS C VTOL is an electric mini-UAS manufactured by Threod Systems. The UAS has multiple sub-components and subsystems that allow the platform to be operated ...

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

    Stream C VTOL

    At IDEX 2019, Threod Systems unveiled a new version of the Stream C UAS, capable of VTOL manoeuvres. Known as the Stream C VTOL, this ...

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

    Mini ALECS VTOL UAS

    Serbia’s hybrid Mini ALECS VTOL UAS, manufactured by Engine Development and Production, was on display at IDEX in February 2019 with dummy rockets. Mini ALECS VTOLs ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    SDO 50 V2 VTOL

    Manufactured by Swiss Drones, the SDO 50 V2 is a multi-purpose, unmanned helicopter system that features a Fletner double rotor system. The platform can be ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Penguin B VTOL

    The Penguin B VTOL is a variant of the Penguin B platform manufactured by Edge Autonomy. Announced in June 2021, the variant is a reliable, long-endurance ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Penguin C VTOL

    The Penguin C VTOL is the VTOL version of the Penguin C MIL Mk2; hence it is sometimes called the Penguin C Mk2 VTOL. Edge ...