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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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Israeli-made UAS, Georgia, Russia and a British court

Take Israeli-made unmanned air systems (UAS) that are supplied to Georgia, a country that soon finds itself at war with Russia.   Add the fact that Russian fighter jets shot down some of them. Add the fact that following this, Moscow bought UAS from Israel, and on top of all that the fact that Georgia […]

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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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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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