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Taking a “regional address” in an emerging market

Israeli companies are continually trying to improve their position in the Asia-Pacific. The region is without any doubt an “emerging” market, and the competition over each potential deal will be fierce. Elbit Systems – one of Israel’s major defence companies – has defined the Asia-Pacific as a prime market for its unmanned air systems (UAS). At […]

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Elbit Systems wants a bigger chunk of the Asia-Pacific market

The description of Elbit Systems as a “multi-domestic” company will be tested again soon, as the Israeli company has decided to look at the Asia-Pacific as a prime market for its unmanned air systems (UAS). Elbit will display products including its Hermes 900 UAS at the Korea Defence & Aerospace exhibition, which takes place in Seoul […]

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A new tool to protect territorial waters

Reconnaissance started many years ago with a scout looking out of the aircraft’s window, then became more sophisticated, with different electro-optical and radar payloads – and now it has taken a big step forward.Elbit Systems has teamed up with Windward – another Israeli company – to offer a unique integrated maritime solution.The joint solution combines […]

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UAS are replacing manned platforms on maritime missions

The use of ‘exclusive economic zones’ (EEZ) has become fashionable in recent years. Countries have started to understand the many threats on their maritime natural treasures, and wanted to draw a line that will make it easier to protect them. In order to protect something that belongs to a country, but is located a good […]

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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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Israeli-made UAS in the Swiss skies

It seems that Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) will keep their monopoly in the Swiss skies.The Swiss armed forces have been operating the Ranger UAS – built by RUAG, based on the design of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Scout UAS. The Ranger entered service in the 1980s, and now the Swiss want an advanced […]

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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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