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High definition payloads can take demand for UAS to new peak

High definition (HD) optronic payloads for manned aircraft and unmanned air systems (UAS) are becoming a baseline, like HD TV screens at home. Technology can satisfy the appetite of its users for more detailed images, even for the battlefield.The UAS can now see a lot better and that makes them an even more crucial platform […]

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Flying at the limit and keeping safe

I’m not a psychologist, but if I look at the routine operational pattern of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), grounding it to refresh safety procedures seems almost a must every now and then.Earlier this week the IAF grounded all its fighting squadrons for one day, following a series of safety incidents.Maj Gen Amir Eshel, commander […]

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The price of protecting passenger aircraft from missiles

Will on-board countermeasures become an integral part of airliners around the world? The answer is no.   What has been for many years an integral part of almost every VIP aircraft will not become standard equipment on airliners.   This is not because they are not needed, but because they cost a lot of money […]

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Report warns over chemical cargoes after explosion at terminal

The report can be considered one of many routinely written by the Israeli chief air accidents investigator, but it is not. It warns about procedures for the air transportation of chemicals and shows that these do not cover all the possibilities.The report describes events on June 9 after an EL AL 747 cargo aircraft landed […]

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The tools to detect, identify and destroy hostile UAS are needed now

The Israeli air force (IAF) has been taking steps to deal with unmanned air systems (UAS) used by hostile forces, since Hezbollah in Lebanon launched two of them into Israel in 2004 and 2006.However, the incursion of an Iranian-made UAS launched from Lebanon on October 6 tipped the scale in one very decisive blow.The UAS […]

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Technology and human instincts in aviation security

Necessity is the mother of all invention. When the danger is constant and very real, the result is inventions that lower it to a “reasonable” level.   That happens on a daily basis in the Israeli defence industries, and in the other security organisations.   This time the invention is in the field of civil […]

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The micro- and mini-UAS “boom”

In the early days of Israel (only 64 years ago) oranges made up the bulk of the country’s exports, then it was polished diamonds, then came the hi-tech products. Now the next export “boom” is likely to be micro- and mini-unmanned air systems (UAS).In spite of the fact that many countries have been developing UAS, […]

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UAS war over Africa

This race may become very hot. Not because of the amount of money that awaits the winner, but because of some indirect long-term implications.   I am referring to the new interest of African states in unmanned air systems.   While manufacturers from various countries eye this growing market, there are signs that there are […]

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Platform vs sensors – decision time approaches

This is a major question, and it is becoming more acute: How important is the aerial platform compared with the systems it can carry?Platforms get very expensive, and this has put the dilemma in a new focus – is it wise to invest in platforms, or can the same results be achieved with simply adding more […]

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The C-130J and the Israeli long arm

Production of the first Lockheed Martin C-130J for the Israeli air force (IAF) began recently in a short ceremony in Atlanta.   The first C-130J “Samson” will be delivered in 2014. IAF crews recently visited a US Air Force C-130J squadron to hear about the operation of the advanced aircraft.   The IAF dubs all […]

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