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Mystery surrounds death of US contractor in Saudi Arabia

As the days pass, the mystery surrounding the death in Saudi Arabia of US citizen Chris Cramer deepens. The body of Cramer, an employee of Kollsman, a US subsidiary of Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems, was found on 15 January near his hotel. He was involved in the integration of an electro-optical system used […]

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‘I point, you shoot’: the micro laser designator revolution

“I point, you shoot.” That sequence is becoming more common in war zones. The availability of laser designators in the sky  is making the hunt for targets much easier – indeed, almost too easy. The use of laser designators has become more popular as the use of laser-directed weapons has increased. Until recently the designators […]

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Elbit seeks UAS potential amid latest operational demands

The unmanned air system (UAS) division of Elbit Systems is evaluating the latest operational needs in order to enhance its market penetration with new designs. In recent years, the Israeli company has managed to score a number of impressive successes in this competitive market, and while it continues to promote sales of its currently manufactured systems, […]

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IAF aims for ‘deep simulation’ across units and bases

The Israeli air force is developing its simulation infrastructure in leaps and bounds. The IAF is now getting ready to operate a new simulator that will allow its “dominance officers” to train in a wide range of situations they may need to co-ordinate during fighting. The officers operate from the main IAF control centre and […]

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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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