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Boeing fee dispute with Bedek Aviation Group finally settled

This was a long war and last week a “peace agreement” finally ended it. The peace negotiations were slow but by the standards of never ending peace talks in the Middle East, that was quite an achievement. The “Boeing fee” dispute between the aircraft manufacturer and the Bedek group of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has […]

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Competition hotting up for share of Brazilian market

In the relatively long history of the Israeli defence and aerospace industries, there has always been one leading export market considered as having the highest potential. It was South Africa; Iran, during the days of the Shah; and then Turkey. In recent years, India has been the one with proven performance. But all the signs […]

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Boeing and Elbit join forces to tackle missile threat

How do you persuade airlines to equip their fleets with systems that can counter shoulder-launched missiles?  It seems to be an impossible mission, but there may be parallel markets and that assumption resulted in co-operation between Boeing and Elbit Systems. According to the co-operation agreement, Boeing will offer Elbit’s directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems with […]

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EL AL, Boeing and Airbus – symbols and emotions

Sometimes, selecting aircraft for an airline can become symbolic. When such a thing happens, the apparently normal competition turns into something clad in heavy emotion – with all the side effects.This is what happened some 15 years ago, when Israeli airline EL AL thought of breaking the monopoly Boeing has on its fleet by going […]

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A “swarm” attack is on the horizon – the new mini-UAS

Operational “swarms” of mini- or micro-unmanned air systems are expected to be operational five years from now. This may be considered a whim of scientists or a real breakthrough. Only time will tell which is the right one, but in any case this development ignites the imagination of many involved in developing new methods of […]

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A big push for the big puller

Bankers Capital Transportation Leasing Group plans to purchase dozens of narrowbody (NB) and widebody TaxiBot aircraft towing systems from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to be operated in North America. A letter of intent regarding the $97 million deal was signed a few days ago.This was a sign of recognition – and the moment the developers […]

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Boeing, Elbit UAS agreement – more than meets the eye

The press release seemed like the many that are distributed during air shows. But the one released yesterday by Boeing and Elbit Systems is not only different, it is really an earthquake.   A leading manufacturer of unmanned air systems (UAS) teams up with an aerospace superpower. Such an event will have many consequences. The […]

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Time to think out of the box

When the defence budget is strained to its limits and beyond, only thinking out of the box may help.   This happens now in Israel, where operational needs are increasing by the month, and the budget does not match the pace of new requirements.   In recent months the ministry of defence has begun looking […]

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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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Arrow + IAI + Boeing = much more than three

This expansion will lead to more than just cooperation between two defence industries. It seems that both sides understand the potential and they will not let it be wasted.   What started in the late 80s as the US funding of an ambitious Israeli programme to develop an anti-ballistic missiles system has become a more […]

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