Weapons systems on UAS – the assumptions

This is only an assumption. But when you add one to another one, the result is two.   The increasing use of unmanned air systems (UAS) by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the growing capabilities of these autonomous platforms must someday be complemented with suitable weapons.   Some “surgical attacks” performed in recent days […]

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The Dome proves it is made of Iron

It is a common feeling to admire a piece of very advanced technology that works perfectly in very complicated conditions. That admiration is given a special twist when the technology can save your life.   Last weekend, more than a 100 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel. And now the amazing […]

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Defence layers are built while heat is increasing

When the war of words between Israel and the USA on one side and Iran on the other reaches a climax, it could become real war in minutes, so Israel is bolstering its capability to intercept ballistic missiles.Iran’s airforce is not a threat to Israel. But Tehran embarked years ago on a big effort to […]

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Effects of the aviation agreement between Israel and Europe

There is no reason why a small country such as Israel should have three international airlines that compete with each other and with dozens of foreign carriers flying regular and charter flights to the country.The strange situation is a result of wrong decisions by the managements and by the Israeli antitrust commissioner. This government official […]

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Stupidity, the leak and the damage

I think many documents uncovered by WikiLeaks merely reflect intentions and thoughts, rather than real things. But even if that applies to a recent leak concerning Israel, it is the most stupid one related to the export of Israeli-made military hardware.The leak is not stupid; the stupidity relates to the person who thought about it/dreamt […]

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Arrow-3: the export market moves one step closer

Things that were almost unthinkable until very recently now look totally different.One very good example is the option to export the Israeli Arrow anti-ballistic missile system. This development is correlated in many ways both with the international situation and with the imminent fly-out test of the Arrow-3 – the most advanced version of the Israeli […]

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The mysterious fumes in the F-16 I- The new solution

If the catalytic converter in my car is not functioning at 100%, the vehicle is certain to fail the annual test that is mandatory in order to renew its licence.Soon, this very common piece of equipment may find its way to one of the Israeli airforce’s (IAF) frontline fighters.The IAF is evaluating the installation of […]

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Protecting the passenger aircraft – the process begins

Passenger aircraft were not designed to carry countermeasures. However, the world has changed and these aircraft are easy targets for terrorists with shoulder-launched missiles.   Israel will become the first country to impose rules on the installation of such countermeasures on the fleet of the country’s airlines.   However, this is already creating problems and […]

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Hovering aerial vehicles: the competition is on

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Sustained surveillance, continuous observation. The name is irrelevant. The need is great, sometimes crucial. The need for a military force to have eyes on the skies to detect any threats.The hovering platform market in Israel is beginning to stir as the leading companies are being challenged by small ones with new, advanced technology.Sky Sapience has […]

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The ‘mule’ is tough but he needs help

One thing is sure, the vision and determination of one man and the skills of the people he has gathered around him may be the beginning of a revolution.   The AirMule ducted fan unmanned platform is a private initiative but in recent days, for the first time, a source in a key position has […]

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