Russia drops a bomb from its Hunter-B killer drone in latest test

Russia Hunter-B killer drone

Russia’s Okhotnik stealth fighter or Hunter-B killer drone has dropped an unguided bomb for the first time in the latest testing round. The testing took place at the Ashuluk range in southern Russia, where a 1,100-pound bomb was reportedly dropped.

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China’s WJ-700 armed surveillance drone completes first flight

China’s latest armed surveillance drone has just completed its first flight after first making an appearance at the 2018 Zhuhai Airshow in Zhuhai, China. The WJ-700 is the fifth drone from Haiying General Aviation Equipment, a subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).

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NATO secretary general says he’s in favor of armed drones

At a recent debate on the use of armed drones in Cologne, Germany, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg expressed his support as a way of protecting soldiers’ lives on the front line. The debate was about technology in future warfare.

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Documentary shows the development of the AKINCI drone

A documentary on Turkey‘s first armed drone has been released on YouTube by arms maker Baykar Technologies. The documentary looks back on the last six months of development of the AKINCI drone up until it’s first flight.

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Growing appetite for armed drones in the Middle East

Drone technology advances rapidly and so does the industry for unmanned aircraft. Around the world, people are finding new purposes for this emerging technology and new manufacturers are entering the market. However, in this case, we’re not talking about consumer or commercial drones, such as a Phantom or Matrice. No, we’re talking about armed drones for which the Middle East has a growing appetite and that Chinese drone manufacturers seem eager to fulfill.