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Allies to a point – the Israeli defence export dilemma

The USA is considered to be Israel’s main ally, yet again and again, it is causing Israeli industry to lose huge defence projects in third countries. The Israeli government accepts this because the USA provides it with billions of dollars in defence aid every year, but US action has now prompted a further debate in […]

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Hackers, China and Israeli UAS

Some Israeli aerospace companies have been the target of cyber attacks performed supposedly by Chinese hackers. This could be part of a vast effort made by the Chinese to gain access to the computers of many organisations across the world.  China is denying these accusations – but they keep popping up every week in another […]

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Major barrier remains for Israeli defence exports to China

Every time a senior Israeli figure visits China, the question is in the air. It is not discussed openly, but is in the background. This time, the occasion is the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to China.  In front of the cameras Netanyahu talked about a huge potential Chinese market for Israeli companies, […]

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A “cheap” threat is still a threat – made in China UAS

At first they were considered potential competitors -now they look more like a threat.“Cheap” made in China unmanned air systems (UAS) will – according to Israeli sources – find their way into the hands of terror organisations.The idea of cheap, China-made UAS may not tempt countries such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia or NATO […]

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China will be aggressive player in UAS market

The Chinese are coming. It is a fact for almost every product in the market and may soon be true about unmanned air systems (UAS).  Israeli UAS manufacturers are expecting China to be a new, very aggressive player in the market. The producers say that there are signs the Chinese are making a special effort […]

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The Indian market – IAI goes full force to win more contracts

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has appointed a corporate VP to deal with one main task – increasing the company’s sales in one of its main markets: India. This proves again that IAI sees India’s huge market potential, and plans to exploit it aggressively.Defence ties between India and Israel have been very good in the last […]

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Delicate issues of Israel’s defence exports

It is the most sensitive seismograph in the world. Any quiver in one part of this “world” affects the other, although not always in a parallel magnitude. Israel is one of the major exporters of advanced defence systems. This and the geopolitical situation in the Middle East has resulted in a highly sensitive situation. From […]

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The puzzle Israel has to complete before it exports arms

The world market for advanced defence systems is changing rapidly and any failure to keep with the pace may result in very detrimental effects on the defence and aerospace industries of a country.   This rule applies to any country that has an advanced defence industry, but Israel has a unique status in this unofficial […]

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Die and let live – the alleged journey of the Israeli Lavi fighter

Every mention of the Chinese Jian-10 (J-10) fighter brings back the rumors of the alleged help Israel gave to the programme.It seems that in certain offices in Washington, there are officials who are still angry about the past defence ties between Israel and China. This anger forced Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to cancel a deal […]

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Small movements of a giant – Israel’s high sensitivity

When giants make small movements they can send shockwaves that will be detected at very long distances. China is one such giant, and it has recently made small movements that are still being investigated. One thing is already clear – the international arms market is going to change, or rather be transformed. In Israel all […]

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