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Polish navy tests Barak-8 missile

The Polish navy is evaluating the Israeli developed Barak-8 missile for the protection of its new navy ships. With a top speed of Mach 2 and a maximum operational range of 38nm (70km), the Barak-8 is  4.5m (14.8ft) long and has a diameter of 0.54m. Its wingspan is 0.94m and it weighs 275kg (606lb), including […]

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Autonomous aerial killers are getting deadlier

Unmanned air systems (UAS) have brought about a revolution of the operational structure of airforces. More and more missions are now performed by UAS in airforces around the world. This trend is leading to a growing demand for autonomous weapon systems. What we’re actually talking about here is a UAS armed with a warhead that […]

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Nature, politics and the growing need for missile defence systems

Nature does its part, even if it takes time. The nature in this case is Israel’s multi-tiered rocket and missile defence system. Some of the tiers are operational, others in accelerated development. The world knows that the threats directed towards Israel have resulted in an operational defence system that other countries can only dream of. […]

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Words and the meaning behind them – Israel and the Indian market

To an “innocent bystander”, the words Joseph Weiss – president and chief executive of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI )  - said yesterday at Aero India 2013 may be considered a standard speech. The fact is that every word was selected and weighted carefully.After some nice words of pride for the performance of IAI in the […]

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The Indian market – IAI goes full force to win more contracts

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has appointed a corporate VP to deal with one main task – increasing the company’s sales in one of its main markets: India. This proves again that IAI sees India’s huge market potential, and plans to exploit it aggressively.Defence ties between India and Israel have been very good in the last […]

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Aerostats, ETOPS and staring matches

Staring steadily with very sharp eyes at one area has become an operational need for many countries. This stems from the need to block long sections of border from all types of infiltration – and the need to detect low flying platforms like unmanned air vehicles, and even cruise missiles.The use of aerostats carrying electro […]

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The micro- and mini-UAS “boom”

In the early days of Israel (only 64 years ago) oranges made up the bulk of the country’s exports, then it was polished diamonds, then came the hi-tech products. Now the next export “boom” is likely to be micro- and mini-unmanned air systems (UAS).In spite of the fact that many countries have been developing UAS, […]

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New generation systems – the solution for shrinking budgets

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck… If it looks like a slowdown in defence budgets in many countries, it must….   So we must begin to see what is happening – a solid slowdown in defence spending.   The trend is felt mainly in the USA […]

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A joint effort to gain big pieces of a huge market

Indian companies with deep pockets have seen the potential in the local defence market – and are looking for partners. Israel is one of the natural “hunting grounds”.A few days ago, Indian company Piramal acquired a 28% stake in BlueBird – the Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) manufacturer. The Indian company will seek more investments […]

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It makes sense to adapt Barak-8 for airborne launch

There is no official answer to the question, but will Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Barak-8 air defence missile be adapted for launch from airborne platforms?While IAI sources confirm it is possible, they are not indicating whether such a move is planned.At this stage, IAI is still completing development of the missile. According to press reports […]

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