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IRAQ FLIES CHINESE-MADE DRONES

CH-4


GT at China Defense Forum


This CH-4 drone is carrying two satellite guided bombs on its inner pylons, and two Blue Arrow 7/9 anti-tank missiles on the outer pylons. The CH-4's electro-optical sensor turret is retracted in flight, under the fuselage, to reduce drag.

Iraq's Ministry of Defense released an October 2015 video showing an ALIT CH-4 drone taxiing on an Iraqi runway, with two AR-1/HJ-10 antitank missiles (similar to the U.S Hellfire in terms of performance), in preparations for launch airstrikes against ISIL terrorists. Iraq has apparently taken delivery of several CH-4 armed drones in early 2015, spurred on battlefield reversals in Mosul and Ramadi to ISIL. In addition to a high-ranking Iraqi general overseeing drone operations, there appear to be Chinese support crew visible in the video's background.


Inspection


Iraqi Ministry of Defense


An Iraqi general inspects a HJ-10 anti-tank missile mounted on a CH-4 drone. The HJ-10, like the Hellfire missile, is a laser/o…

BRITISH COMPANIES BUILD JAMMING SYSTEM TO TAKE DOWN DRONES

SECURITY THROUGH GOOD CAMERAS AND BAD SIGNALS
By Kelsey D. Atherton 






Anti UAV Defense System Brochure Image


LiteEye Systems

The United Kingdom is ready for robot-on-robot warfare. A new anti-drone weapon system called the “Anti UAV Defense System," which was developed by Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems Ltd, is a combination radar, camera, and jamming system all built into device.


Here’s how it works. First, the radar identifies and tracks the flying drone. Then, once the drone is within camera range, the electro-optical camera follows the drone, keeping it in focus at all times. Finally, the jamming device attacks it: Three antennas send out a radio frequency signal to the targeted drone, trying to cut it off from its original controller. In seconds, the jammed drone stops in the air and then crashes to the ground. Like this:



The radar can find drones up to five miles away, even ones as small as 15 square inches. This is good, because the s…