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The long-lasting patience of the lone hunter

Loitering munitions are very patient hunters. The weapons look for their prey from the air and then kill it. And earlier this week, developers revealed that one type can hunt for more than 6h. Current interest in Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) loitering munitions (LM) proves that wars fought in the last decade demonstrated the need […]

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Autonomous aerial killers are getting deadlier

Unmanned air systems (UAS) have brought about a revolution of the operational structure of airforces. More and more missions are now performed by UAS in airforces around the world. This trend is leading to a growing demand for autonomous weapon systems. What we’re actually talking about here is a UAS armed with a warhead that […]

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Loitering weapon systems – increased use and high secrecy

They are a special breed of unmanned air systems (UAS) – they don’t carry a multi-sensor payload, and they are not equipped with weapon systems. Instead, they are actually flying warheads. It may sound simple, but it is not. The development of these systems has been boosted, and they are going up the priority ladder […]

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Loitering weapon systems – the new versions

Loitering weapon systems are going to be more integrated in the arsenal of the Israeli defence forces (IDF) The importance of these semi or fully autonomous systems grows all the time as they become more sophisticated and versatile. Most of these systems that have been developed in Israel are highly classified.  But the trend is […]

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