War Drones is Drone Dossier’s weekly roundup of new stories related to military drones. See the roundup below.
- This past weekend the first drone strike under President Trump took place in Yemen. The attack reportedly killed three al-Qaida operatives in the southwest of the country.
- The US military is looking into buying consumer drones to serve as military scout drones for infantry units. The idea is that it could be much more cost effective than developing one themselves. As of now no commercial drones meets the requirement, but with some small upgrades it is an option being considered.
- The Department of Defense is wants to have a missile that can deliver explosive-packed drones that could then separately attach their own target.
- A Ukrainian group calling themselves the Technology Matrix Design Bureau has revealed a new drone that is armed with a anti-tank missile system. The drone, which is called ‘The Commander’, can reportedly fly for about an hour, but this claim is unconfirmed as well as its ability to accurately even fire the anti-tank missile it is armed with.