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The dirty war between Israeli UAS manufacturers

As if there was a need for further proof that the “UAS wars” between  Israeli manufacturers have long crossed the line, another example surfaced in recent weeks. This dirty war has been going on for years, with the ministry of defence helpless to stop it. The recent incident involves a tender made by the Polish […]

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The growing demand for aerial unmanned maritime sensors

Operational requirements create markets. Sometimes these requirements are specific but sometimes they represent a worldwide trend, and it’s this second case we are going to discuss. The demand for unmanned air systems (UAS) equipped for maritime missions has been growing steadily over the past five years. This increasing demand stems from two main factors. First, […]

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Israel will have to work hard to keep its place in the “Big Ten” defence exporters

By ARIE EGOZI Large contracts signed by Israeli aerospace companies in 2012 were the main source for the record in the Israeli defence exports last year – 7.47 billion u.s $. Israeli sources estimated that without the restrictions on the export of some systems defined as “Israeli defence only” the number could have gone up […]

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Hackers, China and Israeli UAS

Some Israeli aerospace companies have been the target of cyber attacks performed supposedly by Chinese hackers. This could be part of a vast effort made by the Chinese to gain access to the computers of many organisations across the world.  China is denying these accusations – but they keep popping up every week in another […]

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Can UAS prove their worth for civil missions?

The integration of unmanned air systems into non-segregated airspace is an issue for many experts and regulators across the globe.In April, the maritime version of an Israel Aerospace Industries Heron UAS was used to demonstrate the possibility of integration.While the technical side appears to be on a positive route, other issues may delay the process.But […]

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Four countries and the missing piece in the puzzle

Some Israelis smiled two days ago when Israeli television reported that Russian unmanned air systems (UAS) were flying over Syria supporting the regime with real time intelligence about rebels units. Asked what made them smile, they smiled even wider, but did not answer. I can only guess, of course, but this puzzle is very interesting.  […]

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The growing demand for crash-worthy seats

They are not an optimal solution, but crash-worthy seats are standard in some designs, and are being added to existing platforms or new designs.‘Crashworthiness’ can be defined as the ability of an aircraft and its internal systems to protect occupants from injury in the event of a crash. In general, injury in aircraft crashes can […]

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Heavy fuel for UAS – the effort is stepped up

Commonality and safety. Safety and commonality. The order may change from country to country, but these are the considerations that drive the effort to adapt medium and large unmanned air systems (UAS) to operate on heavy fuel.This is not new, but seems that the need has been boosted as the combat use of UAS has […]

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One container, many sensors

This is a most-sought after trick: how to pack all available sensors into one easy-to-install container – and it’s more impressive when you talk about an aerial system. And that is exactly what Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary Elta did some time ago. The company has unveiled an integrated electronic support measure/electronic intelligence (ESM/ELINT) add-on capability […]

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Aerostats are still in demand

Aerostats, as platforms for sensors, have been called obsolete many times in the past. But it seems that practicalities are outweighing any attempt to retire the system because the need is still strong. And the need is strong, according to Israeli companies. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Aeronautics are reporting booming business. Aeronautics is competing […]

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