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Covering airspaces in eastern Europe – the gap has to be closed, and fast

The airspaces of some countries in eastern Europe are getting more attention now, as the Russia-Ukraine crisis reaches a new peak. The Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border represents an increased threat of invasion by President Vladimir Putin’s army, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday. US and NATO officials say there are […]

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Israel Aerospace Industries’ cyber warfare toolbox

This is the new iteration of what is referred to generally as ‘electronic warfare’. Cyber attacks can paralyse infrastructure in such a way that an air force’s capabilities can be diminished dramatically. The fact that every computer, communication system and smartphone can be “touched” by hackers says it all. This is a war of minds, […]

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One container, many sensors

This is a most-sought after trick: how to pack all available sensors into one easy-to-install container – and it’s more impressive when you talk about an aerial system. And that is exactly what Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary Elta did some time ago. The company has unveiled an integrated electronic support measure/electronic intelligence (ESM/ELINT) add-on capability […]

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The patents that make a big difference

An aerospace company is normally judged by its profitability, but there are other factors – and one is the company’s innovation. I was not surprised to hear yesterday that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is topping the list of patent applications among Israeli companies and research institutes. This according to the Israel patent office’s official report […]

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Brazilian satellite market has big potential for Israel

The Brazilian market may become the “life Jacket” of the Israeli satellite industry.  The forecasted demand for satellites in the Latin American country may supply work to the space facilities in Israel that have been operating at very low capacity in recent years. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is accelerating its penetration of the Brazilian satellite […]

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The “foreign customers” of the Israeli aerospace industry

The reasons vary but the outcome is the same – there are countries that do not want to be identified as customers of the Israeli aerospace and defence industries. These countries want the technology but, for what is referred to as “geopolitical” reasons, in many cases they do not want other countries to know what […]

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The boom in mission aircraft

According to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), mission aircraft are going to have a renaissance. And this time the definition will be attached to many types of aircraft.The indications come from IAI subsidiary Elta. This company is one of the leading manufacturers of radar and other sensors and it was only natural that it would see […]

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The “spiral” upgrade of UAS

What happened with fixed-wing combat aircraft and rotorcraft has started to happen with unmanned air systems (UAS).The upgrading of UAS is on – and we will see more and more such programmes. However, unlike with manned aircraft – which are not upgraded by the manufacturers in most cases – UAS will get an extended service […]

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The Dome proves it is made of Iron

It is a common feeling to admire a piece of very advanced technology that works perfectly in very complicated conditions. That admiration is given a special twist when the technology can save your life.   Last weekend, more than a 100 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel. And now the amazing […]

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The price Israel pays for US military grants – getting higher?

The price Israel pays for receiving an annual defence grant from the US is getting higher.   The grant involves buying only US-made weapon systems, so most of the money goes back to the US. At the same time there are many “strings attached”, and these are made of premium steel.   From time to […]

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