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U.S. Army announced a major milestone in its anti-drone efforts this week, claiming it achieved its first “air-to-air non-kinetic defeats” using Coyote Block 3 drones. The recent demonstration saw the Coyotes take down a hostile swarm of 10 drones using a non-specified electronic warfare system or directed energy weapon of some kind. In addition to proving the Coyote's anti-swarm capabilities, the demonstration also proved that the drones can be recovered and redeployed on the battlefield.

The tests of the Block 3 Coyotes were conducted by the Army's Indirect Fires and Rapid Capabilities Office (IF/RCO) at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. IF/RCO is concerned with developing a "systems-of-systems concept to ensure integration and interoperability are achieved between U.S. Army programs." It's unclear exactly when the tests took place, but Raytheon announced the successful demonstration on July 21.

the Coyotes used either an electronic warfare "jammer," or a form of directed energy like high-powered microwaves. In some ways, drones carrying non-kinetic counter-UAS (C-UAS) solutions have an advantage over drones armed with traditional munitions in that they can be reused, as opposed to being destroyed by onboard explosives. In addition, some of these non-kinetic solutions can engage multiple targets without needing to be rearmed.


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The latest experiment was reportedly conducted by the China Electronics Technology Group. The aircraft that was brought down was flying at 1,500 meters (4,920ft) above sea level when it was neutralized by the EMP attack.

The outlet also reported that China is researching an 80GW EMP weapon.


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Puolustusvoimien materiaalinen kehittäminen (PVKEH 2022) -tilausvaltuus

Meripuolustuksen taistelujärjestelmän kehittämisohjelmassa kehitetään Merivoimien valvontajärjestelmää ja rannikkojoukkojen vaikuttamista.
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Utilising Milrem Robotics' THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) integrated with MSI-DSL' Remote Weapon Systems (RWS) and Electrical Optical Sensor Systems, the companies are offering a step-change in countering mini-UAV, loitering munitions or other small difficult-to-detect airborne targets. The highly mobile, unmanned C-UAS systems will be capable of carrying weapons from 7.62 to 30mm, as well as the Northrop Grumman M230 cannon and Thales LMM missiles. It will also be able to find and engage larger air threats as well as ground targets, even if armoured, all without the operator being exposed to the threats.

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U.S. Marine Corps is acquiring a number of SMASH 2000 computerized optical sighting systems, which can be used on a variety of small arms. These "smart sights" are designed to help shooters spot targets and then show them the most optimal aiming point to engage, even when they're moving. The SMASH 2000's manufacturer, Israeli firm Smart Shooter, has also secured a deal to work with the U.S. Navy to see how this technology could be employed on ships. In both cases, the focus is on exploring new defenses against the growing threat posed by small unmanned aircraft.

Starting this fall, Smart Shooter will supply an unspecified number of SMASH 2000s to the Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office (MCRCO), which is part of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL), for testing and evaluation. A press release from the company did not lay out any specific timeline for the work it will do with the Navy through the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), which will be conducted through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). A CRADA is a novel contracting mechanism that allows elements of the U.S. military to partner with industry and academia on various projects, and typically involves sharing resources in lieu of traditional payment.


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Repellent-Patrol anti-drone EW vehicle


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USA:n konetykki pudotti itsemurhalennokkeja Irakissa​

Antti Kirkkala | 05.01.2022 | 07:40- päivitetty 05.01.2022 | 07:08

Iskujen tekijäksi epäillään Iranin miliisijoukkoja.

Yhdysvaltain asevoimat ilmoittaa torjuneensa lennokkien hyökkäysyrityksen Irakin pääkaupunki Bagdadin kansainvälisellä lentoasemalla.

Pommeilla lastatut itsemurhalennokit havaittiin maanantaiaamuna kello 4.30. Ajankohta on tuskin sattumaa, sillä Yhdysvallat surmasi kaksi vuotta sitten ilmaiskulla Iranin Quds-joukkojen kenraali Qassem Soleimanin.
Hänen uskotaan koordinoineen maan ulkopuolella toimivia miliisijoukkoja ja niiden tekemiä hyökkäyksiä myös länsimaisia joukkoja vastaan.

War Zone -sivuston mukaan lennokit tuhottiin amerikkalaisella Centurion C-RAM -lähitorjuntajärjestelmällä, joka on varustettu 20 millimetrin konetykillä.

Hyökkäys torjuttiin ilman loukkaantumisia tai lentokentälle aiheutuneita vahinkoja. Lennokkien kerrotaan lähestyneen amerikkalaisten sotilasneuvonantajien käyttämää aluetta lentoasemalla.

Erään lennokin siipeen oli kirjoitettu teksti ”Soleimanin kosto”. Taustalla uskotaan olevan Irakissa toimiva Iranin miliisiryhmittymä.
Two suicide [kamikaze] drones, most likely launched by #Iran-backed militias, targeting Baghdad Int'l Airport (Camp Victory), #Iraq, were shot down by US defense systems (C-RAM) at around 4:30 am local time.
Written on the wings:
“Leader’s revenge”
“Soleimani’s revenge” pic.twitter.com/bhQbNXVxqp
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) January 3, 2022



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The video, shared to YouTube today, shows the Raytheon Coyotes defeating a number of fixed-wing drones during testing at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona last year. The blast-fragmentation warheads on the Coyotes explode with a ring-shaped blast pattern radiating out from their longitudinal axis, producing quite the fireworks show. Two of the clips in the 1:40 video feature captions declaring the demonstrations were of a “High Altitude Test” and a “Low Altitude Test.” According to the video’s title, Raytheon claims this system “proves counter-UAS effectiveness against enemy drones.” Another shows a purely hit-to-kill engagement where the Coyote impacts the drone without exploding.