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“Protective Edge” expedites Hermes 900 integration

Wars expedite the process of bringing weapon systems to full operational status. During the first week of operation “Protective Edge” in Gaza, Elbit Systems’s Hermes 900 unmanned air system (UAS) took off on its first operational mission. Until that point the UAS had only gone out on test flights. According to the original plans, the […]

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Israel and the F-35 programme

Whenever the Israeli aerospace industry gets work related to the Lockheed Martin F-35, it’s a reminder of the stupid way Israel managed its involvement in the programme. Because of basic stupidity, the Israeli ministry of defence did not join the F-35 programme as a full partner – as offered by the USA. After dragging its […]

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The growing demand for Israeli ground force UAS

The Israeli air force (IAF) objected, but now it’s a fact – Israeli ground forces will soon have more types of small unmanned air systems (UAS). The operational demand surprised the IAF – it was obvious until then that UAS are and will be exclusively in its “yard”. However, the operational burden on the IAF’s […]

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Israeli air force simulators enter a new era

The Israeli air force has made a major change to its training concept, based on the capabilities of its new mission training centre. The centre, at Hazor air base, was officially inaugurated last December. The advanced training facility is operated under a private finance initiative model with Elbit systems, the company that built it. Elbit […]

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Packaging technology and services is a growing trend

First you develop the technology, then you sell it and later, you offer services based on that technology. That is exactly what Elbit Systems is doing, In one of many such initiatives, the Israeli company has purchased basic trainers and is selling flying time to the Israeli air force flying school. A few days ago, […]

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The Sky Shield on its (long) way to the air

A final test has proved the Elbit Systems Sky Shield can protect aircraft from the threat of shoulder-launched missiles. The technological achievement is outstanding, but at the same time Israeli politicians proved once again that they live in a parallel universe where decisions are made at a certain pace – and not necessarily one that […]

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Dramatic rise in the use of UAS raises basic questions

The use of unmanned air systems (UAS) in the Israeli airforce (IAF) is at an all-time high. One by one they are actually changing the “landscape” of many airbases. With UAS in such a wide usage and employing a growing variety of systems, issues that once exclusively concerned manned squadrons are now becoming relevant to […]

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A new safety standard for old air warriors

Airforces no longer confine their operations to the borders of the countries they protect. More and more airforces cross borders for joint exercises with friendly forces from neighboring countries and from others that are far away. To enable the safe integration of military aircraft into international air routes, a new standard has been set – […]

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The dirty war between Israeli UAS manufacturers

As if there was a need for further proof that the “UAS wars” between  Israeli manufacturers have long crossed the line, another example surfaced in recent weeks. This dirty war has been going on for years, with the ministry of defence helpless to stop it. The recent incident involves a tender made by the Polish […]

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Taking a “regional address” in an emerging market

Israeli companies are continually trying to improve their position in the Asia-Pacific. The region is without any doubt an “emerging” market, and the competition over each potential deal will be fierce. Elbit Systems – one of Israel’s major defence companies – has defined the Asia-Pacific as a prime market for its unmanned air systems (UAS). At […]

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