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Leaving the pilot on the ground – an idea that’s gaining popularity

The concept has the potential to become a trend: converting manned aircraft to unmanned systems. Examples are uncommon at present but that could all change. Israel is a natural place for such a transformation. The country is a world leader in unmanned air systems (UAS) and as these systems develop, the potential to take a […]

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Will the Dominator dominate?

The issue has been creating two separate, opposing groups since it was first mooted. Is it wise to convert a manned aircraft to fly autonomously? Can a manned aircraft become an efficient unmanned air system (UAS)? Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has invested some effort in converting a helicopter to fly without a human in the […]

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Alliances and partnerships in the UAS business

The growing competition in unmanned air systems (UAS) has resulted in more alliances between manufacturers, and between them and strategic partners.   What happened in the airline business, which is currently dominated by big alliances, happens now on a smaller scale in the UAS market.   We can see an example of this trend in […]

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MTCR, unmanned platforms, limitations and market needs

Heavy, long-endurance unmanned air systems (UAS) and manned aircraft that are converted to fly without a human pilot are being cleared for export by the Israeli ministry of defence only if they comply with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) limitations.   Until a few years ago, this was not a real problem but as […]

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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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