Tag Archives | israel aerospace industries (IAI)

Will the Dominator dominate?

The issue has been creating two separate, opposing groups since it was first mooted. Is it wise to convert a manned aircraft to fly autonomously? Can a manned aircraft become an efficient unmanned air system (UAS)? Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has invested some effort in converting a helicopter to fly without a human in the […]

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The patents that make a big difference

An aerospace company is normally judged by its profitability, but there are other factors – and one is the company’s innovation. I was not surprised to hear yesterday that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is topping the list of patent applications among Israeli companies and research institutes. This according to the Israel patent office’s official report […]

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Brazilian satellite market has big potential for Israel

The Brazilian market may become the “life Jacket” of the Israeli satellite industry.  The forecasted demand for satellites in the Latin American country may supply work to the space facilities in Israel that have been operating at very low capacity in recent years. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is accelerating its penetration of the Brazilian satellite […]

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Turkish defence contracts continue to evade Israel

If there seemed to be a faint sign of restoring the defence ties between Israel and Turkey, someone in Turkey has made it disappear, at least for now. Alenia Aermacchi has signed an agreement with the Turkish undersecretariat for defence industries to deliver two ATR 72-600 Turkish maritime utility aircraft (TMUA) and six ATR 72-600 […]

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Customers want a ‘full package’

Customers these days are “spoiled” – they want full packages that make the most of that expensive platform they purchased, in spite of budget constraints.So, to satisfy customers, the Bedek aviation division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is offering such full packages. The latest to be revealed is an advanced integrated simulator training concepts and […]

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Add-on missions – the new trend

In the 80s and even the 90s the buzz word among Israeli aerospace companies was without any doubt “upgrade”. In those years companies got contract after contract to upgrade Russian-made fixed-wing and rotorcraft and very old Western types. Demand for this has dwindled in recent years to almost zero. Upgrades are now being performed in […]

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A superior interceptor for bigger threats

A 6min trajectory that took the Arrow-3 above the atmosphere yesterday was a success for a system that – in spite of its relatively high exposure – will be classified for years to come.The threat: long-range ballistic missiles armed with chemical warfare agents or nuclear warheads. The solution: kill them far from Israel, and very […]

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Improving the shield to deal with growing threat

The growing threat from countries with a huge arsenal of long-range missiles, some with chemical warfare warheads, is forcing Israel to improve its defences. The Arrow air defence system, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles, will continue to evolve this year with a wide range of improvements and upgrades.  Some of the new improvements include […]

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Adaptations to use old platforms longer

When platforms become very expensive, the market requires methods that will enable them to fly and still serve operational needs.Some air forces operate fighter aircraft that were manufactured in the Soviet Union – and relatively newer ones built in modern-day Russia.Even when diplomatic circumstances create potential for purchasing Western replacements, this is not always possible […]

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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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