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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The El Al Boeing 777 landing gear failure – first indications

Preliminary findings from the investigation into the emergency landing of an El Al Boeing 777 last month raise the possibility that the failure of one of the main landing gear was caused by the overhaul of the unit in an MRO centre in Singapore.Yitzhak Raz, chief accident investigator at the Israeli ministry of transport, said […]

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To dominate from the air – is that possible?

This is one dilemma that armed forces around the world have faced since modern warfare has been recorded and investigated.This dilemma can be summed in one simple sentence: can air power achieve a continuous dominance of a defined territory?Israel Aerospace Industries claims that with the right systems, the answer to that question is positive, and […]

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A joint Russian-Israeli effort on nanosatellites

Small initiatives may lead to bigger ones. Israel is a “space power” but compared with Russia it is a very small one.But the technologies developed in Israel, a country that entered the space business late compared with Russia, interest the giant.This, in a way, led to Russian-Israeli co-operation on nanosatellites. An agreement signed in late […]

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Keeping it simple – UAS-based services that are being developed

“The simpler the better” is a slogan used by an Israeli insurance company to promote its business, and it works. Now we will have a chance to see if it works in the unmanned air systems (UAS) market.Themis was formed by UAS experts who served in the Israeli defence forces, and is already supplying services […]

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