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Advanced mini UAS remain in demand

Until recently it seemed that Israel Aerospace Industries had almost abandoned the development of miniature unmanned air systems. The big money is in the larger versions such as the Heron and Heron TP, but the indications from the market are that there is demand for the mini UAS and the Israeli company has responded. It […]

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Good things in small packages

Good things come in small packages. The demand for micro and mini unmanned air systems (UAS) is reaching a new peak.   The impression is that some armies, such as the Indian one, intend to deploy thousands of those portable “personal” UAS almost like soldiers’ assault rifles.   This trend required an adaptation of the […]

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Secret negotiations take place in battle for Indian UAS contracts

The huge market potential for unmanned air systems (UASs) in India is changing the landscape. Indian companies – not just in the aerospace and defence business – are seeking to invest in the sector in an attempt to win a chunk of the Indian defence modernisation budget, which is already big and will only get […]

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The line becomes blurred for mini-UAS in Israeli defence forces

The line between operators of mini-unmanned air systems (UAS) in the Israeli defence forces (IDF) has become blurred as the air force has decided to increase the “in-house” use of UAS.Until recently, the line was clear. Ground forces operate the mini-UAS and the Israeli air force (IAF) the larger, tactical and strategic versions.In 2009, Elbit’s […]

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