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IAI returns to narrow body conversion business

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is returning to the narrowbody conversion business, and hopes  this will reopen its way into the wide international market. IAI’s Bedek Group plans to deliver the first converted Boeing 737-700 to Alaska Airlines at the end of 2016. As the launch customer for the conversion program, the airline has placed three […]

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Meteor aims for deep impact on Israel’s crowded UAS market

To compete in Israel’s saturated unmanned air systems market, you have to either be big or very different. That is why the decision by Itzhak Nissan, former president of Israel Aerospace Industries, to enter this market has raised many eyebrows. The Israeli UAS industry is embroiled in an ongoing battle between the two big players: […]

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The “Air Force One” solution for less wealthy countries?

It’s nice for countries to have an “Air Force One” style aircraft to fly their president or prime minister around the world in style. But few countries can afford such a luxury. Israel has in recent years looked for such an aircraft to replace those leased from Israeli airlines that are currently used to fly […]

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Loitering weapons – a growing trend

Armed forces are only just beginning to understand the potential of loitering weapon systems, however, for the Israeli defence industries such systems are not new. The Harop – one of the most advanced loitering weapon systems – was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). It consists of the munition unit, a transportable launcher and a […]

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Israeli aerial sensors to oversee Brazil’s maritime resources

There are many reasons behind the recent co-operation agreements between Brazilian and Israeli companies, but one stands out very clearly: Brazil wants to use Israeli-developed defence systems to achieve two particular goals. Firstly, Brazil hopes to improve the capabilities of its local companies, but secondly, and even more importantly, it plans to use these combat-proven […]

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UAS carrier concept comes closer to reality

An unmanned air systems carrier remains a distant prospect, but while until some years ago, the idea might have provoked mirth, these days it doesn’t look as crazy as it once did. Aircraft carriers have proved their worth with many navies, as have helicopter carriers. These floating air bases have a role to play in […]

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Robots in the skies work together with others on the ground

It looks like something from a science fiction movie: along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, robots in the air and on the ground are performing a growing number of missions. In some cases, they co-operate through an advanced command-and-control system. Unmanned air systems and unmanned ground systems play very active roles in […]

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Aerostats vs hovering platforms – the war is on

Will advanced hovering tethered platforms make tactical aerostats obsolete? This question does not have a definite answer yet, but more and more experts are asking it. Israeli industries have identified the need for advanced hovering systems and are putting great effort into developed new examples. With some types already available “off the shelf”, marketing is in […]

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First 787 line maintenance contract to the Bedek group

The Bedek Aviation Group, part of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has recently signed an agreement with Air Canada to carry out the airline’s Boeing 787 line maintenance requirements at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. An average of four 787s will be serviced weekly. The contract cannot in itself compensate for the continuing decline in conversions […]

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Arrow 3 aborted test just a bump in the road

The developmental Israel Aerospace Industries/Boeing Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptor is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles with unconventional warheads. To achieve a decisive neutralisation of such a deadly warhead, the interceptor is designed to actually hit the incoming missile. This operational requirement complicates the development process. An intercept launch test of an Arrow 3 was […]

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