CMS can solve problem of “Tower of Babylon” in combat

It is a natural question – how do you avoid the “Tower of Babylon” in the combat zone, especially in complex airborne systems? With so many communication channels operating simultaneously in the heat of the battle, how can a soldier or commander take in everything he needs to know? Israel, as a country with special […]

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Missiles’ building blocks enable multi-usage

Air-to-air missiles become surface-to-air and now there are indications that surface-to-air will become air-to-surface and, in the future, surface-to-air may be attached to wings of fighter aircraft. Confused? This transition may look strange at first glance, but to the Israeli missiles manufacturers it seems to be the right development. At first, Rafael revealed an effort […]

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Is it dawn of new era for Turkish and Israeli defence ties?

Israel is making a cautious effort to restore its defence ties with Turkey. This effort, if successful, may revive proposed plans to sell additional Israeli-made defence systems to the Turkish defence forces.Turkey froze all negotiations over buying Israeli-made defence systems after Israel’s navy stopped the “Peace flotilla” that headed for the Gaza strip last year.The […]

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Israel’s aviation security authority – a good idea foiled

 By ARIE EGOZI When politicians are involved in choosing an alternative we should always expect the wrong selection. And often, when a politician makes the right one,  another comes along  and prevents its implementation. This is exactly what happened recently in what seemed to be a revolution concerning the security of the Israeli commercial aviation.The plan […]

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Israeli aviation security abroad – no compromise

 By ARIE EGOZIThere is growing concern in Israel about the refusal of certain countries in Europe and Scandinavia to allow Israeli securitystaff to  perform checks on air passengers heading to Israel.Last week, Denmark told Arkia, the Israeli airline, that it refuses to let Israeli security staff perform independent security checks at Copenhagen airport on the […]

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Manned to unmanned conversion – just a gap filler?

Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) manufacturers are evaluating the use of manned aircraft for UAS missions following the success of Aeronautics’ unmanned air vehicle Dominator 2.However, is this a new trend in the market or merely a provisional gap filler?Major Israeli UAS manufacturers have said the reason they have not followed Aeronautics’ path is because […]

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El Al 777 landing gear failure – the investigation continues

The investigation of the cause of the El Al 777 emergency landing in May enters its final phase. Experts from the FAA, NTSB and Boeing, including metallurgic engineers, are expected this week at the MRO centre in Singapore that overhauled the landing gear that failed. “We hope that after this phase of the investigation, we […]

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UAS simulators – Israeli solutions for a booming market

Air forces around the world have increasingly incorporated simulators during the past 20 years. Machines range from desktop models to huge, moving versions housed in hangars. As a natural development, the number of simulators that help train unmanned air systems (UAS) operators started to grow five years ago. It is only the beginning.If one assumes […]

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Trophy tank system could protect helicopters from RPGs

It is one of those development programmes a defence company knows it has to undertake – especially in Israel – protecting helicopters from attack from the ground. The engineers and technicians work on the project with the knowledge they are doing the right thing.The problem is international. Helicopters are easy prey for the most simple […]

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Satellites – a new “diffused” approach

Some of the best developments in space technology started in the laboratories of universities. In the perfect conditions for creative thinking, scientists come up with ideas that very often become technology breakthroughs.The European Research Council (ERC) will support research at the Technion at Haifa in Israel, aimed at developing a method that will allow satellites […]

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