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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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A successful test of the naval “Iron Dome”

It can be dubbed the “Iron Dome” of the navy, or referred to as “the most versatile maritime defence system”. It could also be defined as a breakthrough in defence systems capable of destroying the widest variety of aerial threats. Most of its capabilities are classified, but there is no doubt that the Barak-8 missile […]

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The robotic revolution on airport aprons has begun

Last week, another milestone was reached in implementing high-end technology on the aprons of airports. From the outside it may look like a return to the airport tractor, if more advanced and painted in a nice scheme. But the fact is TaxiBot is totally new technology. It is no exaggeration to say that it marks […]

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Innovation in aviation continues apace

Technological innovation in commercial aviation has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent decades – reducing cockpit crews from three to two and cutting the number of engines on airliners for long-haul flights from four to two to name only a couple. Another development is on the tarmac. Israel Aerospace Industries and TLD Group have […]

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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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