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The IAF’s new UAS “Analyser”

With the growing number of unmanned air systems (UAS) operated by the Israeli air force (IAF), a system that can extract and analyse data related to performance is a must. The need has become even more urgent with the joint operation of different types of UAS – specifically the the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron-1 and Elbit […]

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Flying toys, real UAS and a lot of imagination

It’s either-or. Either the Iranian defence establishment thinks the world is stupid, or the world is actually stupid. You can’t fool everyone all the time. I choose the first option. To try and convince the world you are mastering technologies when you aren’t is stupidity, pure stupidity. Every few weeks the Iranians organise ceremonies in […]

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Israeli air force training foreign UAS operators

The continuously growing operational use of unmanned air systems (UAS) and unmanned air vehicles (UAV) by the Israeli air force (IAF) has brought changes to its UAS School. In June, dozens of UAS operators officially joined the UAS Division and received their UAS Operator pins. The UAS operators from the Hermes 450 Division will be […]

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The European UAS “Israeli connection”

If someone wants to build a good winery, he will probably involve French experts. If someone wants to start making pasta, he for sure will go to Italy for some advice. Whatever way you look at it, Europe is still searching for a new force in unmanned air systems (UAS) – and all roads lead […]

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The dirty war between Israeli UAS manufacturers

As if there was a need for further proof that the “UAS wars” between  Israeli manufacturers have long crossed the line, another example surfaced in recent weeks. This dirty war has been going on for years, with the ministry of defence helpless to stop it. The recent incident involves a tender made by the Polish […]

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Four countries and the missing piece in the puzzle

Some Israelis smiled two days ago when Israeli television reported that Russian unmanned air systems (UAS) were flying over Syria supporting the regime with real time intelligence about rebels units. Asked what made them smile, they smiled even wider, but did not answer. I can only guess, of course, but this puzzle is very interesting.  […]

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The advance of UAS payloads

Israeli-developed unmanned air systems (UAS) have beenupgraded to perform to the maximum of their design capabilities. Development of these systems is driven by the payloads theywill carry - and here the work has only just begun. I use the word “payload” as a very general termfor what these unmanned aircraft can be equipped for. The list of […]

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Boeing, Elbit UAS agreement – more than meets the eye

The press release seemed like the many that are distributed during air shows. But the one released yesterday by Boeing and Elbit Systems is not only different, it is really an earthquake.   A leading manufacturer of unmanned air systems (UAS) teams up with an aerospace superpower. Such an event will have many consequences. The […]

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Russia, Israel and UAS technology – mixed opinions

The transfer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology from Israel to Russia is controlled – but there is no doubt it helped the Russians move forward after years of stagnation in the development of unmanned platforms.The result is logical, as even basic Israeli-made UAS include features that have been developed through 40 years of operational […]

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First, Europe – and then the world.

Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) may soon become the backbone of some major European armed forces.While the UK’s Watchkeeper programme is progressing according to plan – based on the Elbit Systems Hermes-450 – other countries are considering Israeli-made UAS.The most recent development is Germany’s renewed interest in the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron-TP medium-altitude, long-endurance […]

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