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Fighting robots and UAVs




South Korea invests $2.3 billion in drones with rifles and grenade launchers

On September 15 the South Korean Department of the program of defense purchases (DAPA) announced intention of the country to invest $2.3 billion within the next 10 years in development of military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It is expected that they will be equipped with rifles and grenade launchers. Read more here.

The shock Hunter drone will be equipped with AI

On August 27, 2020 it became known of the decision of the Ministry of Defence to use artificial intelligence in Hunter in order that heavy shock the drone could make decisions on the attack independently. Read more here.

Great Britain can refuse tanks for benefit of a cyber weapon

The government of Great Britain studies a question of disposal of the growing old park of armored vehicles after the Ministry of Defence urged to invest more in a cyber weapon, space and other advanced technologies[1].

As the chief marshal of aircraft Jock Stirrup reported in August, 2020 to the The Times edition, armed forces should not be considered as "easy option" of cost reduction within the current government overview of defense and security which can also lead to considerable reduction of number of troops and closing of some air bases.

The cost of upgrade of the growing old park of Great Britain consisting of 227 Challenger 2 and 388 tanks of Warrior armored combat vehicles will demand a huge number of means. And though the budget of the Ministry of Defence is limited by 2% of GDP, GDP of Great Britain, according to forecasts now, will considerably be reduced as a result of the continuing economic downturn.

The Minister of Defence Ben Wallace denied reduction of overall strength of the army earlier, but the source of The Times reported that it is necessary to make "courageous decisions" with the purpose to balance the interests of defense and to resist to new threats which Great Britain faces.

The final decision is discussed in military circles and it is not accepted yet, different options, including upgrade of above-mentioned tanks and IFV and also purchase from Germany of the Leopard-2 tanks are considered. In case of refusal from the Challenger tanks all of them will be sent to bases of storage.

AI defeated the pilot of F-16 virtual air fight

The artificial intelligence won a victory over the pilot of F-16 in five rounds of virtual air fight, The Daily Telegraph writes in August. And AI completed in own favor all five rounds within the opposition arranged with Management of perspective research projects of the U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA)[2].

The competition on which start there were eight commands with different programs of artificial intelligence was broadcast on YouTube, and the Heron Systems command won a victory. As notes the edition, Heron — the Californian defense contractor specializing in AI.

In the final which culmination was an opposition between Heron and the American pilot with signal Banger AI won each round, and the airplane managed by it reached the speed of 800 km/h and tested overloads in 9g.

The program manager in DARPA Dan Yavorsek said that this outcome does not mean an unambiguous victory of machines at all.

"We, pilots, never trust any modelirovaniye and simulations — he told in an interview after the competitions. — I think that at the end of this program we had an opportunity to see how AI reached an age of majority".

The victory of Heron is next success of AI in fight against human rivals, The Daily Telegraph writes. As reminds the edition, in 1997 the Deep Blue computer won a victory over the world chess champion. And later the self-training Deepmind system exceeded the world-best player in go.

Rostec showed a management system for fighting robots

The Ruselectronics holding showed on August 24, 2020 to State Corporation Rostec the automated intelligent system of management of formations of robots on the basis of neuronets. Application of the solution is intended to increase efficiency of the fighting systems more than by 3 times due to minimization of participation of the person in management process. Read more here.

Tests on voice actuation of fighting robots began in Russia

Russia is tested voice actuation of fighting robots, the commander gives orders to the automated complex as well as soldiers, the head of the National center of development of technologies Fonda of perspective researches Oleg Martyanov[3] said [4].

He noted that at first management of robotic complexes was fulfilled using the electronic tablet, then the technology of voice actuation when the commander of division gives commands to subordinates and robots was used, TASS reports in June.

Also Martyanov noted that in 2021 will pass control tests of the fighting robot of, after that the robot will be transferred to the Russian Defense Ministry.

"Having summed up the results of how we managed to solve problems of autonomy, group management, technical sight, recognitions are more whole, fall forward and the accuracy of aiming, we next year are ready to transfer to customers results of our work", – the head of the center told.

At the same time Martyanov noted that the Fund of Perspective Researches (FPR) creates pilotless aviation complexes of vertical take off and landing for the ships.

"It is very interesting challenge – the UAV should fly up, carry out a task, return and get on the ship which shakes on waves, in a side wind, in ship traffic conditions", – he told.

Also shock mini-UAVs capable to independently hit the target and also UAVs intelligence agents will be a part of the Russian fighting robots.

The U.S. Army created the drone helicopter for start from a grenade launcher

In April, 2020 the military research laboratory at U.S. Army of CCDC Army Research Laboratory announced development of microdrones which start is performed from a 40-mm grenade launcher of M203. Such grenade launcher fastens on firearms — carbines, rifles, machine guns, submachine guns — and is located under the main trunk of weapon. The project received the name Grenade Launched Unmanned Aerial Systems (GLUAS) — "The pilotless air systems with start from a grenade launcher". Read more here.

Plunder of 29 million rubles during creation of the military robot in Russia

On April 10, 2020 it became known that the Main military   Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee (GVSU ICR) investigates the consolidated criminal case of embezzlement of budget funds during creation of the Russian military robots intelligence agents. Read more here.

Provided to Boeing the robot plane covering fighting fighters

In April, 2020 Boeing announced completion of development unmanned aerial vehicle Loyal Wingman which is intended for cover of fighting fighters. In more detail here.

The USA provided the smart submarine which can attack without order of military

At the beginning of March, 2020 US Navy announced creation of the submarine managed by artificial intelligence which can attack without order of military.

The project is under authority of Management of naval researches and was described as "autonomous system of underwater weapon" (CLAWS), reports the New Scientist edition. Detailed information on the underwater robot was provided within budget documentation of 2020.

US Navy announced creation of the submarine managed by artificial intelligence which can attack without order of military

By March, 2020 the little is known of this project except for the fact that the new submarine will use sensors and algorithms for independent accomplishment of difficult tasks. It is expected that the CLAWS system will be installed on new robotic submarines of the class Orca which have 12 torpedo tubes and are developed for Naval Forces by Boeing company.

use of "swarm" of military drones is For the first time noticed

At the beginning of March, 2020 Turkey for the first time used "swarm" of UAVs to strike blow to the Syrian forces. According to the high-ranking Turkish official, such use of drones had no precedents earlier and proves technological capabilities of Turkey in the battlefield.

Ankara used drones in response to the Syrian airstrike which claimed the lives of 33 Turkish soldiers. According to the official, it was the first case when the country controlled airspace in such large territory, using "swarm" of UAVs.

At the beginning of March, 2020 Turkey for the first time used "swarm" of UAVs to strike blow to the Syrian forces

The Turkish military said that tens of remotely operated drones struck the coordinated blow to the Syrian bases and chemical warehouses. Turkey also detected and destroyed some Syrian systems of missile defense that the efficiency of the equipment of the Russian production intended for prevention of such air attacks calls into question.

The director of the Program for studying of extremism and counteraction to terrorism at Institute of the Middle East (USA) Charles Lister published the video shot by the Turkish UAV. According to him, Turkey conducts "the air campaign which is completely managed by the armed UAVs which the heavy rocket artillery supports".

The Minister of Defence of Turkey said that from the moment of the beginning in Syria of the transaction "Spring Board" (on February-2 27 March) the Turkish military shot down two warplanes and eight helicopters and also destroyed five air defense complexes and more than 2.5 thousand soldiers and officers battling on the party of government troops of Syria.

Syria reacted to the Turkish airstrike with the fact that closed airspace over Idlib.

Any airplane which violated the air space of Syria will be considered as a hostile object which should be brought down — said the authorities of the country.[5]

The Pentagon developed the principles of use of artificial intelligence technologies in the battlefield

At the end of February, 2020 the Pentagon accepted new ethical principles of use of artificial intelligence technologies in the battlefield. According to these recommendations, AI should be "responsible", "proportional", "clear", "reliable" and "managed".

These principles require from people "show the proper level of care" at deployment and use of the AI systems, such as systems which scan aerial photographs for search of the purposes. Also it is noted that the decisions made by automated systems should be "traced" and "managed", i.e. "there has to be a method to disconnect or deactivate" them if necessary.

In the USA cyborgs grasshoppers begin to be used for explosive search

In February, 2020 the American authorities reported about uses of cyborgs grasshoppers for explosive search. They are developed by researchers from the University of Washington who used olfactory feelings of the American grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, for creation of analyzers of biological bombs. Read more here.


The Russian President charged to expand a line of fighting robots and drones

On November 22, 2019 it became known that at a meeting of the Security council on Friday, November 22, the Russian President charged to expand till 2033 a line of laser and hypersonic weapon, fighting robots and unmanned aerial vehicles.

According to the president, in 2020 formation of the state program of arms till 2033 and the program of development of defense industry complex will begin. A priority problem of the period is "building of quality and quantity characteristics of arms and the equipment", the president emphasized.

It is about modern and perspective samples of precision weapons and means of aerospace defense, active use of artificial intelligence technologies during creation of military products,

In particular, the line of the weapon based on "the new physical principles" should be expanded including the prospecting and shock drones, the laser and hypersonic systems and robotic complexes capable to carry out versatile tasks in the battlefield[6].

The Russian Defense Ministry filed a lawsuit against the only developer of the heavy high-rise UAV in the country

In the middle of November, 2019 the Russian Defense Ministry submitted to Arbitration court of Moscow a claim to the only thing in the country to the developer of the UAV of big range and big duration of flight (HALE) — to the Kazan NPO Developmental Bureau of M.P. Simonov. The claimant requires to exact 643.8 million rubles from the defendant. Read more here.

Robots murderers became a reality

In the middle of November, 2019 the Dutch non-profit organization Pax which fights for world peace issued the new report where warns readers - robots murderers already become a reality.

In this case killing autonomous systems of arms which can independently make the decision on murder of the opponent, without control from the person are meant. Pax calls their emergence a disturbing signal, "the third revolution in military equipment" after the invention of gunpowder and an atomic bomb. Both activists, and military leaders urge to enter the international agreements regulating production of such weapon or even prohibiting it directly, but the key governments, such as the USA and Russia, still resist introduction of similar laws.

Pax issued the new report where warns readers - robots murderers already become a reality

The American military already use completely autonomous AI on some defensive platforms, for example, on the system of missile defense Aegis NAVAL FORCES of the USA which is intended for interception of fire of the opponent. Meanwhile military did not try to deploy ranks of robots murderers in the field of fight, at least, during attack. But Pax identified at least 30 global manufacturers of weapon who not against development of similar weapon systems, and are already engaged in it, advancing the legislation. The American defense firms Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon, the Chinese state conglomerates AVIC and CASC, the Israeli firms IAI, Elbit and Rafael, Russian Rostec and Turkish are among these companies STM.

Until the international community submitted laws on regulation of this weapon or, ideally, anticipatory prohibition on its production, an opportunity is quite real that the companies will continue development of robots murderers and finally will begin to make them, - the author of the report Frank Slijper notes.

Attack of drones on oil objects of Saudi Aramco

On September 14, 2019 oil objects of the Saudi company Saudi Aramco  were attacked by drones. Because of explosions production operations on these objects were temporarily suspended. Read more here.

The USA began to fine for start of the armed drones

At the end of August, 2019 the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA (FAA) released official warning for all owners of unmanned aerial vehicles according to which it is forbidden to make, sell and buy the UAVs equipped with weapon. Breaking the law the penalty in the amount of $25 thousand Read more here threatens.

Drones with explosive attacked oil fields and made it more expensive

On August 17, 2019 the unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with explosive attacked the Sheyba oil field of the Saudi state oil company Saudi Aramco.  Diversion led to increase in prices for oil.

According to Reuters, insurgents Houthis from the Shiite movement "Ansar Allah" used 10 drones for an attack to oil refinery and the Sheyba field.  This largest attack of Houthis on the objects located far from border of Saudi Arabia with Yemen.

Houthis attacked objects of the Saudi oil-extracting company

The attack of terrorists at Saudi Aramco gas processing plant was resulted by the fire which managed to be liquidated quickly that allowed to avoid serious effects for the field. It was without victims.

Oil production and  processing of gas condensate on  one of  the largest fields in  Saudi Arabia go in  the normal mode, declared in Saudi Aramco.

The Minister of Energy, the industry and mineral resources of the kingdom and the chairman of the board of Saudi Aramco Khalid al-Falikh told Al Arabiy TV channel that this terrorist attack is directed to blasting not only export of the kingdom, but also a world oil supply.

After an attack on the field of Saudi Aramco of price of oil grew more than by 1% on August 19, 2019.

It is not the first case of the attack of drones on objects of oil industry of Saudi Arabia. In May, 2019 UAVs with explosive struck the oil pipeline the East — the West then in Saudi Arabia stopped pumping.

The civil war in Yemen continues since August, 2014 when insurgents Houthis overthrew the president of the country  Mansour Hadi  and took the most part of the state, including the capital, the city of Sana'a. In 2015 Saudi Arabia and the coalition headed by it interfered with the conflict that led to violence escalation.[7]

The U.S. Army adds to the arsenal the robot who transports soldiers in the combat zone

In the middle of July, 2019 the U.S. Army announced carrying out fighting tests of the new robot for the combat zone. Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCVS) is intended for transportation of staff of ground forces and its fire support. Testing of development should show technologies which will be implemented afterwards on military platforms. Read more here.

Russia developed the UAV kamikaze

The Russian company Zala Aero entering into Kalashnikov Concern developed the patrolling ammunition of KUB-BLA and carried out its successful tests. According to Kalashnikov of Media[8], the new UAV kamikaze is created for defeat of the land purposes with targeting on coordinates of the purpose or on the video channel.


SICKLE System of radio-electronic suppression of small unmanned aerial vehicles

The Ruselectronics holding provided to State Corporation Rostec in August, 2018 the system of radio-electronic suppression of the small SERP unmanned aerial vehicles. The SERP system in a complex with the passive coherent locator (PCL) provides automatic maintenance and suppression of onboard equipment of drones at distance to 20 km.

Main article: SERP System of radio-electronic suppression of small unmanned aerial vehicles

The Pentagon selected $800 million for underwater pilotless devices

At the beginning of August, 2018 it became known that the U.S. Department of Defense selected $800 million for underwater pilotless devices.

The Pentagon signed contracts with 23 companies between which tasks of researches, developments and production of drones will be divided. The tasks connected with "purchase of the materials and services used for development, construction, production and support of the pilotless underwater systems" will be provided to each of the organization. The works on the contract are going to be completed by July, 2023.

The Pentagon signed contracts on development of underwater pilotless devices almost for $800 million

The experts polled by the Stars and Stripes edition say that this contract on release of pilotless underwater self-moving devices  underlines the interest of U.S. authorities in development and any creation of the self-governed systems. According to International association of the pilotless self-moving systems, for 2019 financial year the ministry requested $9.6 billion for similar developments. It is 28% more, than the previous year.

The president of association Brian Wynn says that the pilotless equipment and robots became key technologies thanks to which the USA can struggle with a large number of threats. And most actively the Pentagon invests means and resources in development of UAVs for navy

In the publication of the newspaper it is also said that about 50% of all projects on development of pilotless devices — air, land and sea — are the share of orders of the American Navies.[9]

It is possible that one of the main tasks of underwater drones of the USA consists in opposition to the Russian underwater pilotless Poseidon system which, according to a statement Russian Defense Ministry, will be able to carry a warhead with power up to 2 megatons. About development of the pilotless Poseidon submersible originally known as "Status-6", for the first time it became known in November of the 2015th. In March, 2018 the president Russia Vladimir Putin confirmed officially existence of such weapon.

South Korea replaces a part of soldiers with robots

In May, 2018 it became known of the decision of the South Korean Ministry of Defence to replace soldiers with robots because of demographic crisis.

According to the news agency Yonhap with the link of the minister of national defense of South Korea  Son   Yong Mu  (Song Young-moo), earlier in 2018 military studied effects of creation of the armed forces consisting of people and robots.

Minister of Defence of South Korea: we replace soldiers with robots

The Ministry of Defence came to a conclusion that formation of the mixed divisions from robots and people will allow to support fighting power of armed forces against the background of reduction of birth rate and decrease in population.

According to forecasts of the United Nations, by 2100 the population of South Korea will decrease to 38.7 million people from 50 million in the 2018th. Reduction of number of inhabitants naturally results in the shortage of people, fit for military of service.

In South Korean the Department of National Defence came to a conclusion that use only of pilotless prospecting robots will allow to replace in troops from 500 to 600 people. Application of autonomous fighting turrets on self-propelled howitzers of K9 Thunder will allow to release two thousand soldiers in navy and land troops therefore as noted an edition source in the Ministry of Defence, use of the mixed military formations (robots plus people) is obligatory.

The national army already began to use pilotless intelligence agents, the UAV, robotic means of search of mines, etc. the VTR is also going to buy pilotless land and underwater vehicles, and the Air Force is pilotless antiaircraft guns. Besides, in development of defense developments   (Agency for Defense) by the Agency there are self-propelled tanks and advanced drones.

In addition to South Korea, almost all large countries work on creation of robots or artificial intelligence which  could work in  the military sphere.[10]


MQ-25 Stingray (deck UAV refueler)

In December, 2017 the Boeing company provided the deck unmanned aerial vehicle intended for refueling military airplanes. It was developed within the MQ-25 Stingray project.

Main article: MQ-25 Stingray

In the USA disposable military UAVs will appear

American company Yates Electrospace Corp. undertook development of disposable gliders which will be able to deliver more effectively ammunition and provisions to groups which are in hardly accessible areas. The order arrived from marines of the USA.

The project received the name Silent Arrow ("A silent arrow"). According to the contract, Yates Electrospace Corp. will create unmanned aerial vehicles which depending on a series will be able to deliver freights weighing from 227 to 454 kg; these devices will be destroyed in a destination point that is much more effective than the methods used now.

The delivery modes of supplies existing at the moment in hardly accessible zones though are checked decades, cannot meet the modern requirements fully any more – so, the parachute systems are not capable to plan for long distances. New technologies will help to cover much bigger range; the device will plan and land not further 45 meters from the appointed point[11].

Tiny drones murderers can make mass attacks on people (video)

In November, 2017 professor  of the University of California UC Berkeley   Stuart Russell submitted video showing the world in which nuclear weapon is replaced with a swarm of independent tiny drones murderers. The scientist said that these drones — already reality.

The video transfers the viewer to audience where the speaker from a scene shows the unmanned aerial vehicle of the size of a small bird.

Such drones are capable to lay independently a route to  the purpose, to recognize it   by sight, and  then the directed explosion to break the head and  to cause to the person  injuries of a brain incompatible with life.  Robots obtain data on the purpose from  the Internet and  social networks where people for years spread all necessary information on  themselves and  the life.

Video was created at Institute of life of the future (Future of Life Institute)  which is supported  by Stephen Hawking  and  Elon Musk. The roller was provided by professor Russell at the meeting of organization members of the united nations devoted to modern types of arms which took place in Geneva.  

Working in a command, drones can get into buildings, cars, trains and at the same time to evade from counteraction. They cannot be stopped — the person in the video says.

He adds that for $25 million it is possible to create the whole swarm of such tiny "ruthless murderers" who are capable to destroy the half-cities.

Potential of artificial intelligence for advantage of mankind is huge, especially in defense. Wide use of the machines taught to kill people will be destructive for our security and freedom. Thousands of my colleagues researchers agree. But an opportunity to work escapes quickly — Stewart Russell reported.[12]

As a part of AF of Russia the first division on fight against drones appeared

In the Western Military District sformirorvano the first permanent division on fight against drones

Based on separate connection of radio-electronic fight of the Western Military District (REB Western Military District) the first permanent tactical division on fight against pilotless aircraft is created. The press service of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation[13][14] reported about it [15].

According to the commander of the REB Western Military District connection of the colonel Alexander Vostrikov, this division is in own way unique. All military personnel has unique professional skills and technical knowledge in the field of radio-electronic fight.

The basis of a company is formed by the military personnel of contract service, non-commissioned officer's and officers. Works on training of specialists are beyond the educational periods of preparation of line departments. According to Vostrikov, in fact intensity and quality of training it is comparable with preparation of divisions of special troops. For working off of practical tasks the written-off military UAVs and the special flying targets are used during the exercise.

In total about 20 special forces are created. Their structure includes anti-aircraft weapons, aircraft and sniper divisions of the Western Military District.

Boeva's Nerehta robot

In the Russian army it will be taken advantage fighting robot "Nerehta", created Plant of V.A. Degtyarev in cooperation with Fund of perspective researches. The news agency "" Interfax was reported about it in October, 2017 by the head of department of the innovation researches of the Head Department of Research Activity (HDRA) Ministry of Defence colonel Oleg Pomazuyev[16].

Danger of fighting robots

On August 21, 2017 the group of 116 heads of the companies occupied with robotics and artificial intelligence technologies (AI) addressed with the open letter the United Nations (UN) in which they warned about danger of fighting robots and urged to prohibit their creation.

Costs to deadly autonomous weapon will appear, armed the conflicts will assume a scale unprecedented hitherto and will be developed with speed, unimaginable for people, said in the letter under signatures among which others were appended by the head of Tesla Elon Musk and Moustapha Suleiman (Mustafa Suleyman, the cofounder of DeepMind, division of Google concerning artificial intelligence.

Fragment from the movie "Terminator-2"

In the address from which excerpts are published by USA TODAY authors are afraid that dictators and terrorists can direct robotic weapon against civilians. Besides, hackers are capable to take control over it and to use it in the undesirable purposes.[17]

We have no time for delay. Once the Pandora's box opens, to close it then will be very difficult — experts emphasize.

The letter was published in the run-up to the meeting of the subgroup created at the UN for discussion of a question of use of robotic weapon, including fighting drones, pilotless tanks and machine guns. I will meet, initially planned for Monday, August 21, postponed to November, CNBC tells.[18]

Danger warnings of robotic weapon sound already not for the first time. Earlier, in 2015 the similar address was made by more than 1000 representatives of the technology industry, scientists and experts, including professor Stephen Hawking, one of founders of Apple Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk.

The last especially persistently draws attention to threat which is concealed in itself by artificial intelligence. The head of Tesla urges the authorities to control tightly this sphere as potentially dangerous to all mankind.

"Kalashnikov" showed in operation the gun against UAVs

Within the forum "Army 2017" in the Cuban the Kalashnikov Concern showed the gun REX 1 which can be used to force down UAVs and to suppress mobile and Wi-Fi-signals. The gun will receive both civil, and military application.

According to intention of developers, weapon can be used both by civilians for protection of the private territory, and law enforcement agencies, for example, on mass actions. It is possible to apply it at distance to two kilometers against the flying, floating or land robots drones. Using a gun it is possible to force the drone to land. Here is how it works:

Weapon is equipped with a collimator sight which provides very high speed of aiming — about 2-3 times higher, than normal. Besides, in a set there are pluggable units of suppression GPS and GLONASS, a tactical handle and the different hinged equipment: stroboscope, laser system of targeting and audio-and video recorder.

Also the device is capable to suppress GSM signals and Wi-Fi of 5.8 and 2.4 gigahertzes. Thus, the gun can be used against improvised explosive devices which are often activated using the mobile phone. The gun allows to muffle all incoming signals to the device and, thus, to prevent explosion.

The Israeli army will replace the fighting lamas with robots

The Israel Defense Forces will replace lamas who are used by military for transportation of the equipment, ammunition and food, on robots. Military decided to refuse lamas because of their sluggishness — animals interfered with operational movement of soldiers[19].

Remotely-controlled robots will be able to transport loads up to 500 kilograms, to gather speed to 10 km/h and to work 8 hours without recharge. They will begin to be implemented in army in September.

The Israeli army used lamas for transportation of ammunition from 2000th years. Lamas are not afraid of loud sounds, quickly get used to a new situation and easily move on the hilly terrain. Before in army used camels, donkeys and mules.

The U.S. Army refused the Chinese drones for cyber security reasons

The U.S. Army prohibited the divisions to use unmanned aerial vehicles of production of the Chinese company DJI in connection with security concerns.

According to the memorandum published by the lieutenant general Joseph Anderson, experts of Research laboratory of Army Research Laboratory detected a number of vulnerabilities therefore it is necessary to stop their use without delay in drones. As it is specified in the memorandum, military are obliged to stop use of drones, to take out from them batteries and removable drives of information and also to refuse all other products of DJI.

The headquarters of DJI (Da-Jiang Innovation Corporation) is in Shenzhen, and according to Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer, in 2016 the company possessed 70% of all market of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles of a consumer class.

The company management made the decision of U.S. Army with big surprise and disappointment. As the director of department of public relations of DJI Michael Perry reported the sUAS News edition, the American military did not approve the sudden solution with the producer. The company intends to contact representatives of U.S. Army and to specify about what vulnerabilities it there is a speech in the memorandum.

Let's remind, in 2016 DJI agreed to provide the data obtained from the drones to the authorities of the People's Republic of China. It was talked of information on location, records of the flights and video records loaded by users on servers[20].

Belarus: Export of weapon against UAVs

Belarus can become the second country in the world which will export arms against the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The country will compete with China own development of a gun which allows to force down drones. The gun generates noises on control link of the UAV and muffles its satellite navigation – GPS and GLONASS.

That Belarus is going to adjust export of unusual arms Digital.Report was told by one of developers of a gun, the employee of Radar design office Anton Krivitsky. "Mass production of an antidronovy gun is planned, but so far we did not decide on its final design and a form. Besides there is a work on the choice of range of impact on pilotless devices. Most likely we will come to a form and characteristics which will be approved by specific intelligence agencies", – he told[21].

Force down drones a sound

[1]Professor of the Korean institute of advanced technologies Yongdae Kim made on[22] the report devoted to deception of passive and active sensors in different devices[23].

Passive sensors, like gyroscopes and magnetometers, simply estimate a surrounding situation and announce "observations" to the device. Active sensors, like radars and sonars, in turn, send signals outside and in the work rely on the indications received with return of a signal. Kim showed that it is possible to hack both that and others.

As the first example the researcher took gyroscopes which are used in serially released UAVs. Many materials have the so-called resonance frequency which forces them to vibrate (quite so it is possible to provoke "explosion" of a glass glass by means of very high note). A question only in selection of the necessary frequency. Kim and his command managed to pick up the necessary frequency for gyroscopes of 7 of 15 studied commercial drones, including STMicro and InvenSense iron. The frequency range used by researchers varies from the sounds heard by a human ear to sounds, indiscernible people, but all of them will see off to one result: the drone falls because of problems with a gyroscope and a gyrostabilizer (inertial measurement unit).

The problem was visually shown directly on the stage, during the report. Kim and his assistant caused falling of the quadcopter, "having shot" at it a sound at the necessary frequency. Video can be found[24] here]. Such attack requires that the malefactor was rather close, but the zone of defeat can be expanded, having increased power output.

As the second example medical sensors which are used in "smart" droppers (or medical infusional pumps) were taken and regulate supply of drugs. It turned out that it is possible to confuse such sensor by means of a normal laser pointer. If to light a pointer on the sensor, it will lose an opportunity to estimate quantity of the drops coming to the patient's body. Kim told that during tests a dropper it was succeeded "deceive", having forced it to give to the patient a double dose of medicine and also to cut down a dose for 45%. Moreover, the radius of such attack is limited only to the laser power so the only condition which needs to be observed – that the sensor was in direct "visibility" of a beam, and the distance can be almost any. As a result the researcher recommended to close transparent elements of infusional pumps at least a normal opaque adhesive tape.

"Pulemety-glushilki" for protection against drones

The Swiss police carries out in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) testing of antidronovy devices - "glushilok", externally similar to manual machine guns[25].

Protivodronovy guns are intended for security on begun on January 17, 2017. About 3 thousand people from more became participants of a forum in ski resort, than 70 countries of the world, among them there are about 30 leaders of the states.

According to Bloomberg, protivodronovy weapon is intended for neutralization of the UAVs which are potentially executing espionage missions. glushilka do not force down drones literally, they interrupt a signal which is sent to the UAV by his operator. The UAV becomes uncontrolled, however does not fall to the ground, and hangs up in air. The UAV also cannot transmit at the same time a signal, let us assume, video broadcasting. At this stage security officers start the UAVs with an ad hoc network which catches the "criminal" UAV.

Drones can be used for photography and drawing up cards of police posts, conducting shadowing, or even the physical attack. Glushilki makes by the German company H.P. Marketing & Consulting Wüst, about 30 years of the work of security officers which is engaged in production of devices for security.


Americans integrated one hundred microdrones in pack

The management of strategic opportunities of the U.S. Department of Defense together with command of the aviation systems of Naval Forces carried out new tests of the miniature Perdix unmanned aerial vehicles. According to[26], during tests from three F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters 103 UAVs which then integrated in pack[27] were started[28].

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  9. $800 of M underwater drone contract signals Pentagon's growing interest in unmanned tech
  10. Military to Incorporate Unmanned Combat Systems with Units Amid Population Decline
  11. In the USA disposable UAVs will appear
  12. Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral
  13. In the Western Military District sformirorvano the first permanent division on fight against drones
  14. [ as a part of AF of Russia
  15. the first division on fight against drones appeared]
  16. To the Russian army will admit the fighting robot. Video
  17. Musk, tech experts want U.N. to ban killer robots
  18. Elon Musk joins more than 100 tech bosses calling for ban on killer robots
  19. the Israeli army will replace the fighting lamas with robots
  20. of U.S. Army company refused the Chinese drones for cyber security reasons
  21. Belarus will be engaged in export of weapon against UAVs
  22. the Usenix Enigma 2017 Usenix Enigma 2017 conferences
  23. At a conference showed what drones can be forced down by means of a sound
  24. [ Sensoren sind Angriffsfläche im Internet of Things
  25. At a forum in Davos use "machine guns-glushilki" to protection against drones
  26. Defence Talk Perdix Swarm Demo Oct. 2016
  27. [ Americans
  28. integrated one hundred microdrones in pack]