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An open and unusual statement about proper commercial standards

The international weapons market has from time to time seen bribery scandals in different countries of the world. Israeli manufacturers have occasionally been mentioned through the years in connection with such scandals, but companies outside Israel are far more commonly implicated. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the country’s largest and most diversified defence contractor,  has recently […]

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The “Clean Sky” initiative – not only in the air

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is participating in the  ”Clean Sky” Joint Technology Initiative (JTI). This JTI is one of the EU’s major research projects and the largest in the aviation industry field. It is a direct outcome of the very ambitious goals set by the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) as a […]

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Super Heron UAV is a ‘heavy’ upgrade

It looks almost the same, but in fact, it’s a new breed of unmanned air vehicle. Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled the Super Heron UAV at the Singapore air show. The Super Heron is a more advanced version of the medium-altitude long-endurance Heron UAV. Developed by IAI to meet growing interest from customers, the Super […]

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Not just buzz words – reality

Air operations have become very complex, with a great number of “players” in a very limited arena. The problem is how to use all your assets in the air and on the ground to defeat the enemy. This is not a simple problem, however, when the players are fast and operate in a  limited space […]

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Taxi, taxi

In the future, Taxibots will roam by themselves on the aprons of airports, towing aircraft from terminals to runways. Currently, Taxibots are still manually operated by the aircraft’s pilot. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the developer of the Taxibot, has recently reached an important milestone when the system achieved a speed of 23kt (43km/h) during taxiing […]

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UAS power management – the key to endurance

While the final target is the creation of solar-powered unmanned air systems and the interim effort is fuel cells, the reality is a smart way of using off-the-shelf batteries. A new power pack comprised of two separate lithium-ion batteries will allow the Israel Aerospace Industries Panther tiltrotor UAS to stay in the air with a payload for […]

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Bedek focuses on modification work until conversions recover

While the after-effects of the world economic crisis are still obvious in the hangars of the Bedek division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the company is not waiting for them to completely fade. Until the big hangars are once again full with aircraft to be converted to carry cargo, the division decided to go into […]

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Dramatic rise in the use of UAS raises basic questions

The use of unmanned air systems (UAS) in the Israeli airforce (IAF) is at an all-time high. One by one they are actually changing the “landscape” of many airbases. With UAS in such a wide usage and employing a growing variety of systems, issues that once exclusively concerned manned squadrons are now becoming relevant to […]

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Israel Aerospace Industries’ cyber warfare toolbox

This is the new iteration of what is referred to generally as ‘electronic warfare’. Cyber attacks can paralyse infrastructure in such a way that an air force’s capabilities can be diminished dramatically. The fact that every computer, communication system and smartphone can be “touched” by hackers says it all. This is a war of minds, […]

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Not an upgrade – rebirth

Upgrading military aircraft – fixed wing and rotary – is a common operation performed all over the world. You take an old platform, reinforce the fuselage and wings, install some new systems and it can fly for many more years. But what Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is currently doing with its old Kfir fighter aircraft […]

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