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Israeli-made UAS a “gap filler” for Russia

Russia’s big appetite for unmanned air systems (UAS) continues. The nation now plans to buy and assemble Israeli-made UAS and use them as a “gap filler” until they are capable of developing their own.This may seem strange, but Russia – as a superpower – has totally neglected UAS capabilities. During the war with Georgia in […]

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Seeing the outside world when you can’t see it

Is the way helicopter pilots operate in poor visibility about to change? Tests that are planned in the coming months will determine whether this will happen. A very advanced uncooled IR sensor developed by Elbit Systems for its passive flight system will be test flown before the end of the year. The passive flight system is […]

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Revealing the fine detail on Jupiter

Israel needs more intelligence satellites, and some are in the design and production process. Unlike in the past, some of the new ones will be in the mini and micro classes. The demand for these visual data collectors orbiting Earth will be greater than ever before. Intelligence about hostile and dangerous countries, such as Iran, […]

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A high-flying ‘Peeping Tom’

When neighbours become angry, frustrated, impatient or even violent, you tend to look over the fence to be ready for any possible outburst. This is exactly what happens now in the Middle East, and that forces Israel to have the capability to see what is going on in its neighbours’ yards, and sometimes in their […]

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Hermes-900 UAS payload variety is the key

I’m not sure the image released by Elbit Systems shows the payload configuration of the Israeli air force’s (IAF) Hermes-900 unmanned air system (UAS), but it may be an indication of an advanced payload design of an unknown customer.The Hermes-900 was selected by the IAF in spite of the fact that it already operates the […]

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Israeli ground forces want more dedicated UASs

The ground units of the Israeli defence forces (IDF) are expanding the use of unmanned air systems (UAS) for their operations. They are being equipped with battalion- and brigade-level UASs for over-the-hill or over-the-mountain intelligence. But recently the IDF’s artillery corps revealed that it uses bigger UASs, the Elbit System Hermes 450, for its operations. […]

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Platforms for low budegeted UAS , Rumors or real demand ?

When rumours persist, they’re either false or they really do have a solid factual basis. The latest  doing the rounds claim that two Israeli aerospace companies have purchased some Diamond DA-42 aircraft as platforms for special missions platforms. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elbit Systems are not commenting on the rumours but sources say that […]

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Protection against shoulder-launched missiles, mandatory?

How realistic is it that passenger aircraft might be equipped with protection systems against the threat of shoulder-launched missiles?I think that unless regulatory bodies decide these systems are mandatory, they will not be fitted. To mount these systems on an aircraft would mean less passengers in the cabin, which would not please the airlines. Only […]

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More Turkish delight for Israeli defence industry?

It’s an unwritten rule: when you hear a rumour, try to look at the face of the man that whispered it. This may give you a hint about the part of the rumour that is true, if any at all. When I heard this rumour for the first time, I felt that it was substantially […]

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Train me a pilot – the big business

Simulation for training pilots is becoming more advanced and expensive and countries are looking for ways to use it without major investments. This has encouraged some companies to offer these services based on long experience in developing the hardware and operating it. Based on the growing need, Elbit Systems is expanding its worldwide simulation services .The […]

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