Drones

Iran Admits Sending Drones to Russia for the First Time

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Saturday made the first public admission that Iran has been sending combat drones to Russia. Iranian officials have previously denied the shipments, even as international journalists photographed Iranian suicide drones slamming into targets in Ukraine.

A member of the Ukrainian police force stands guard next to smoke as Kyiv is rocked by explosions during a drone attack in the early morning on October 17, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The explosions, which authorities reported were caused by “kamikaze drones”, came a week after Russian missile strikes …

War Business: China Expands Drone-Making Industry

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday claimed production of China’s CH drones is “running at maximum capacity thanks to heavy market demand” – heavy enough to warrant a new state-of-the-art production line that will become fully operational next year.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - DECEMBER 6, 2019 - Visitors view a CH-4 medium-altitude and long-endurance surveillance and combat UAV at the Zhejiang International Intelligent Transportation Industry Expo in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Dec 6, 2019. September 18, 2022 - On September 17, 20 aircraft and 5 warships of the People's …

Iran Implies Russia Using Its Drones in Ukraine Without Its Permission

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in remarks on Monday that his country would “not remain indifferent” if shown proof that Russia was using its homemade drones to bomb Ukraine, suggesting that Moscow did not discuss using the drones in the Ukrainian war with Iran and that Tehran disapproved.

TEHRAN, IRAN - JULY 19: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY - MANDATORY CREDIT - "IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) in Tehran ahead of on July 19, 2022. (Photo …

Ukraine Becomes Proxy Battlefield for Turkish and Iranian Drones

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has become something of a proxy battlefield for drones from Turkey and Iran. Ukrainian defense forces have made spectacular use of Turkey’s Bayraktar drones, which have become one of the hottest military products in the world, while Iran is (not very) secretly believed to be supplying Russia with its Mohajer and Shahed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

7 Bayraktar Akinci unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), are brought together as a fleet at Flight Training and Test Center in Istanbul, Turkiye on July 05, 2022. 3 of UAV's used for training and testing activities at Corlu Airport Base Command and 4 of them which to be delivered to the …

Turkish Drones Playing Key Role in Ukraine

Turkish-made Bayraktar armed drones have proven to be a key weapon in Ukraine’s arsenal against the Russian invasion, helping the defenders take out armored vehicles, eliminate artillery positions, and disrupt supply lines.

The Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone is pictured on December 16, 2019 at Gecitkale military airbase near Famagusta in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). - The Turkish military drone was delivered to northern Cyprus amid growing tensions over Turkey's deal with Libya that extended its claims to the …