Drone swarm assaults Russian airbase

The assault by 13 insurgent drones on a Russian airbase in Syria opens a new chapter in military history. Small, cheap and numerous lethal drones can be fielded even by non-state actors, while the Chinese are preparing swarms numbering thousands. Why is it so hard to...

Drone-in-a-box: how small drones go mainstream

A large number of companies are now offering containerised, drone -in-a-box solutions. These allow a drone to automatically recharge itself and download and upload data to a remote base. A containerised drone can provide instant reaction to a security threat 24/7, or...

A billion dollars of damage with one small drone

The Ukrainian SBU – the equivalent of the FBI – now believe that the destruction of a giant arms depot at Balakliya in eastern Ukraine in March was carried out by a small drone.  The spectacular explosion and fire destroyed some seventy thousand tons of munitions with...