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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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Head up displays – not just for fighters

  Head up displays (HUDs) are becoming more popular in cargo aircraft. What was in the past an almost exclusive feature in combat fixed wing and rotorcraft combat aircraft is becoming a standard in cargo aircraft that are involved in complex missions.   Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit systems from Israel, was […]

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Targo targo helmet in rocket racing

  Israeli cutting edge technology is helping the American rocket racing league. According to the league’s website,  Rocket Racing is the equivalent of Formula One racing in the sky, using rocket-powered aircraft flown by Top Gun pilots and astronauts. The league is using the Elbit systems Targo advanced pilot helmet to allow the pilots of […]

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