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New unmanned tools for maritime combat

The Israeli navy will use more unmanned platforms in its missions. It already operates an unmanned boat and is planning the deployment of small unmanned air systems (UAS) aboard patrol craft.In a rare interview, Col Sassi Hudeda, head of the navy’s weapons systems department, said the effort to develop small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) […]

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Israel Aerospace Industries goes cellular

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is going into the cellphone business.   Well, the company does not intend to compete with smartphone manufacturers or with the service providers, but in spite of this, it thinks that the potential is very big.   Fourth-generation cellular technology will enable small unmanned air systems (UAS) to transmit video directly […]

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From Merkavas to business jets

Ashot Ashkelon, a subsidiary of Israel Military Industries, is trying to get involved in the design of a new business jet. The company is mainly known for its part in manufacturing heavy mechanical subsystems for Israel’s Merkava main battle tank, and now plans to transfer more of its capabilities to the aerospace market.The company – […]

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GPS? Yes, but with backup

GPS is a very handy tool that is now a part of all smartphones. It is also used to navigate aircraft, unmanned air systems (UAS) and weapon systems. But this handy tool can be disrupted with a small system that can be purchased for as little as $100.Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a leading UAS manufacturer, […]

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Balloons and hovering platforms – cost-effective solutions

Hovering platforms and balloons. One platform is new and very advanced, the other is making a comeback. Both serve to put an “eye in the sky” for long endurances and with little operational costs.   The demand created the innovation and the comeback, and customers are very satisfied with the variety.   Last week, Israel […]

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Turning night into day – technology takes a quantum leap

The most common use of unmanned air systems (UAS) is observation. To look far, day and night, and see the details that are needed to “incriminate” a target so that a weapons system can be directed towards it.   The Israeli payload manufacturers are not allowed to boast about all their achievements, but from time […]

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The airport effect – the contributing factors

Airports tend to make some people stressed. Some feel annoyed with the security checks, others are simply afraid to fly.   Therefore incidents in airports are not a rare thing. And there are of course “contributing” factors.   Earlier this week, we learned about some of the factors that contribute to the tense atmosphere some […]

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Detect, identify and kill – full autonomy to UAS – the trend is clear

They get more autonomy, they get more endurance, they will get artificial intelligence.   The unmanned air systems (UAS) made by Israeli companies will become more independent to achieve one main goal – to dramatically shorten the sensor-to-shooter time.   These operational capabilities  are connected directly to the new buzzword of armed forces – Terrain […]

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Agreement with the EU is a fact – how will El Al adjust?

The result was expected but the process was faster than I forecast.   In spite of opposition from the Israeli airlines, especially El Al, at the end of last week the Israeli government and the EU finalised negotiations on a comprehensive aviation agreement.   This will gradually open up and integrate the respective markets.   […]

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El Al, the moment of truth is closing in

The moment of truth is approaching the headquarters of El Al at Ben-Gurion international airport, at the speed of a 747.   When on Wednesday the Israeli airline announced that it lost $49.4 million in 2011, no-one in the industry was surprised.   The loss is very painful for an airline that in 2010 reported […]

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