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Questions linger over what went wrong in Arrow 2 interceptor test

No official statement has been released on the results of the Arrow 2 test in Israel last week, but all signs point to at least a partial failure. While the specific problems that affected interception of the target are still unclear, what is clear is that this operational weapons system is being upgraded as threats […]

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The aircraft upgrade market shows signs of recovery

When countries look at the threats they face alongside their budgets and the price of new fighter aircraft, the approach that has often emerged recently is to upgrade. Installing advanced new systems on old airframes with old engines seems sufficient to address many requirements. After some years of relative weakness, the upgrades market looks set […]

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The Israeli defence forces’ new “flying gadgets”

The Israeli defence forces (IDF) have a plan – and Israeli industry is working to action it. Soon, infantry soldiers will have big pouches on their combat vests full of small “individual helpers”. While Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a number of “butterfly” miniature intelligence gathering systems, other concepts are also being evaluated. IAI’s miniature […]

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IAI changes tack to improve financial results

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) second-quarter financial results did not surprise anyone. While sales were up by 5%, from $896 million in the second quarter of 2013 to $939 million in the same period this year, the other parameters were not impressive. Net income was $12 million, compared to $18 million in the corresponding quarter of […]

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Barak 8 air defence system competing in eastern Europe

Recent developments in eastern Europe – mainly the ongoing conflict involving Russia and Ukraine – has moved air defence to top priority for some countries in the region. All of a sudden, aerial threats seem very real in a region once perceived as relatively stable. This explains the surge in interest in Israel’s Barak 8 air […]

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Payload – a crucial part in a “strategic” aerial system

The process of turning an aerial system from a “tactical” offering into one with “strategic” capabilities is multifaceted. Payload capabilities and endurance are two very important factors – but payload is in many cases at the top of the list. This is true especially with unmanned air systems (UAS). Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) manufactures many […]

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Rescue efforts begin for UAS exports to Poland

This is a fiasco. The Israeli ministry of defence is trying to find a way to allow Israeli companies to supply at least part of expected Polish requirements for unmanned air systems. Earlier this year the MoD withdrew export permits to Poland held by two major Israeli UAS manufacturers – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and […]

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IAI seeks to boost civil market share with new light “flying limo”

It is another effort to capture a bigger share of the civil market. The move has been expected for some time but now more details have emerged: Israel Aerospace Industries has sets its sights on a market that does not exist but which the company thinks has big potential. IAI is developing a small executive […]

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Robots start to move into commercial aviation

Unmanned air systems (UAS) are currently used for defence and civil applications, but many observers claim that it is only a question of time before the unmanned “fashion”  penetrates commercial aviation. That, I think, will take time – more because of psychological reasons than technological ones – but the industry is going into the robotic […]

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Israel Aerospace Industries expands Brazilian footprint

Israel Aerospace Industries is expanding its presence in Brazil. European Advanced Technology has acquired a minority holding in São Paulo-based Avionics Service as part of the IAI subsidiary’s strategic expansion into the Brazilian defence market. IAI has also signed a co-operation agreement with Avionics Service to conduct activities in the Brazilian defence market including marketing […]

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