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Targeting pods evolve from luxury to standard equipment

Fifteen years ago, targeting pods on fighter aircraft were considered a luxury confined to air forces serving countries with deep pockets. Not any more. These systems are now standard equipment for almost any fleet of fighter aircraft that is preparing for combat and not just for displays. Targeting pods have become crucial to every combat […]

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Litening strikes for USN requirement

Even when you have a bestselling product, there are still markets you really want to win. Rafael’s Litening targeting pod is a bestseller. More than 1,600 systems have been sold to 28 customers around the world – but there is one particular upcoming competition that Rafael wants very much to win. Rafael and its US partner […]

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Stealth era having impact on Israeli industry

The introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-35 into the Israeli air force (IAF) in 2016 or 2017 symbolises a new era with many side effects.   The advanced fighter has created a full wave of changes long before it is delivered to the IAF.   As I reported here, Israeli companies are developing weapon systems […]

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The Litening keeps striking

The Litening targeting pod answers the needs of every fighter pilot in the world. It is based on the vast experience of the Israeli air force (IAF), and has become a bestseller for the Israeli defence industry, with well over 1,200 systems sold to a great number of air forces Now, the capabilities of the […]

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Low-flying enabler will open envelope for transports

Big transport aircraft fly low, protecting them from many threats. But to fly low they need special tools. The main one is an advanced reliable terrain-following system. This critical system takes the aircraft to low altitudes, where each “surprise” can end within seconds in an accident. Elbit Systems and Northrop Grumman are jointly developing a […]

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