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The US, UAS exports and the shockwaves

The fast-changing situation in the world affects the export of advanced weapon systems, mainly by the US. The shockwaves then begin to hit far-away countries. Old friends are no longer so close. New friends emerge from surprising places and situations. Add to this the fact that the US is wrapping up the fighting in Iraq, […]

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Refuelling at Ben Gurion airport – questions, no answers

Something is very wrong with the system that supplies fuel to the aircraft using Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv.   On 20 November, water was detected in the system and the supply to the airport’s fuel tanks farm was cut. Flights continued with fuel that was already in the tanks.   This incident […]

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UAS get ready for cargo role

Israel, as a leading unmanned air systems (UAS) developer, with 40 years of operational experience, is in a good position to start looking at using the craft for moving cargo. The country is undertaking early feasibility studies into making the concept a reality. The talk is vague but when you start asking questions, you quickly […]

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TaxiBot – a revolution in aircraft ground movements

Frankfurt airport, June 2013. Two widebody passenger aircraft are pushed back from the terminal, engines off. They are still off when they cross the apron on their way to the taxiway. Other aircraft are moving in the area, passing very close to each other. The scene is like one from a science fiction movie – […]

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Sensors and shooters – the full range

Elbit Systems is conceived as a leading manufacturer of avionic systems and unmanned air systems (UAS) as its two leading lines.   But the Israeli company, with its vast international cooperation network, is also an advanced developer and manufacturer of very advanced precision weapon systems.   The growing need for such systems in today’s war […]

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MTCR, unmanned platforms, limitations and market needs

Heavy, long-endurance unmanned air systems (UAS) and manned aircraft that are converted to fly without a human pilot are being cleared for export by the Israeli ministry of defence only if they comply with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) limitations.   Until a few years ago, this was not a real problem but as […]

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F-35s, delivery dates and filling the gap – the dilemma

Fluctuation is the most stable situation in the Middle East. This is proved again and again along a time axis.   The most recent proof is the talk about a “gap filler” that will enable the Israeli air force (IAF) to keep its full operational capability if the purchased Lockheed Martin F-35s land at an […]

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Adapting them for the new platforms – weapons for UAS

The trend is clear and much defined – armed forces around the world have understood that loitering weapon systems are essential in suppressing threats in a vast area.   These systems are usually being developed under curtains of secrecy, but from time to time the developers are releasing some data.   Recently we had an […]

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EL AL’s unique built-in problems on the way to profitability

EL AL is in a desperate race to go back to profitability. The Israeli airline could make money – a lot of money – but it has some built-in problems that have not been solved, despite the fact that some could be solved relatively easy.So far, EL AL failed in all its efforts to join […]

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Conversion sites – the solution for an unstable market

This is the most natural development, and it is going to fully exploit the circumstances in the market. It’s based on a very comprehensive survey of all market aspects, and in fact is going to change its basic features.The idea, in a nutshell, is this – joint ventures between owners of “older” passenger aircraft and […]

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