Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















UAV NEWS
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system
by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017


A functional drone, together with a simulated IED device, has been developed by Explotrain LLC, a Florida-based small business for the training of troops.

ExploDrone features a reusable drone carrying lightweight pneumatic-based Explosive Blast Simulators used in the Kamikaze-like crash of the drone into a target area.

The system also uses smaller drones that carry simulations of re-purposed military and improvised munitions that are dropped onto targets. The dropped, simulated munitions are interfaced with Explosive Blast Simulators prepositioned in the target area to create realistic blast effects.

Both methods of attack have been used recently by Islamist troops in Syria and Iraq, Explotrain said.

Explotrain said in a press release that the system was developed in conjunction with the military and law enforcement. It is for use in live training, testing and evaluation. The realistic effects produced are necessary to providing psychologically effective training to ground troops, it said.

UAV NEWS
New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday that its new Block 5 variant of the MQ-9 Reaper drone has performed its first combat mission against Islamist terrorists. The recent 16-hour sortie, flown June 23 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, involved the unmanned aerial vehicle dropping a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions bomb and firing two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in support of gr ... read more

Related Links
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

UAV NEWS
US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games

San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor

US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions

Lockheed Martin receives contract for Australian AEGIS systems

UAV NEWS
UK Eurofighter Typhoon successfully fires MDBA Brimstone missile

Netherlands seeks missile warning system for its helicopters

Lockheed awarded $471 million contract for MLRS rocket production

US to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions

UAV NEWS
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system

New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission

Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system

UAV NEWS
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity

Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract

First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations

DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines

UAV NEWS
Belgium to acquire troop transport vehicles

Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army

OSI acquires Morpho explosive trace detection business

Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan

UAV NEWS
House approves $696B budget for Pentagon

DSCA approves Super Hornet upgrades, tank ammunition for Australia

Kelvin Hughes to be sold to Hensoldt

Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017

UAV NEWS
U.S. Navy ships to participate in Black Sea exercises

China ships troops to its first overseas base in Africa

Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

NATO warns Russia to honour war games promises

UAV NEWS
Nanostructures taste the rainbow

Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles

Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors

Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement