Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Loitering Munition

  • Rheinmetall presents small drone bomber: Fixed-wing aircraft to drop smart grenades

    Rheinmetall presents small drone bomber: Fixed-wing aircraft to drop smart grenades

    In 2021, Rheinmetall re-entered the drone business. Already in the noughties, the Düsseldorf-based defence company had been researching “loitering munitions” with an Israeli partner. Rheinmetall wants to equip its “Luna” drones with intelligent munitions. The fixed-wing aircraft, which is about…

  • Loitering munition: Rheinmetall sells first kamikaze drones to NATO state

    Loitering munition: Rheinmetall sells first kamikaze drones to NATO state

    In the present wars, the military is increasingly using remote-controlled warheads. The German defence ministry calls such weapons “worrying”. But after similar plans a decade ago, the Bundeswehr is again considering to procure them. For the first time, the arms…

  • Unrestrained killer robots in Geneva

    Unrestrained killer robots in Geneva

    A UN convention on lethal autonomous weapons systems is not in sight For more than seven years, several dozen states have been discussing a possible ban on autonomous killer robots at the United Nations (UN). So far, the talks have…

  • Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Several defence ministries are participating in a project on “dual-use” reconnaissance drones. Only the Spanish army reveals that they can also be armed for military use. EU member states want to develop drones with “autonomous behaviours” that can be used…

  • Takeover of German manufacturer: Rheinmetall re-enters the drone business

    Takeover of German manufacturer: Rheinmetall re-enters the drone business

    Equipping the German Army’s reconnaissance force with new LUNA drones seems to be secured, so a sale of the insolvent German manufacturer EMT to Israel is off the table. The Bundeswehr has also commissioned a study for kamikaze drones, such…

  • Rheinmetall shows drone tank combination with kamikaze drone

    Rheinmetall shows drone tank combination with kamikaze drone

    In Unterlüß, 600 antimilitarists demonstrated against Rheinmetall. At the same time, the company presented a new weapon system. The combination of a flying drone and a land drone should be able to fight enemy targets in swarms in the future.…