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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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David’s Sling rockets back into Polish contest

The Polish government is facing a dilemma that has billions of dollars in the balance – the selection of an air defence system to best answer the country’s operational needs. On the face of it, the Polish authorities narrowed the scope of the dilemma when they announced the finalists in the Wisla programme – Raytheon’s Patriot […]

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Barak 8 air defence system competing in eastern Europe

Recent developments in eastern Europe – mainly the ongoing conflict involving Russia and Ukraine – has moved air defence to top priority for some countries in the region. All of a sudden, aerial threats seem very real in a region once perceived as relatively stable. This explains the surge in interest in Israel’s Barak 8 air […]

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Rescue efforts begin for UAS exports to Poland

This is a fiasco. The Israeli ministry of defence is trying to find a way to allow Israeli companies to supply at least part of expected Polish requirements for unmanned air systems. Earlier this year the MoD withdrew export permits to Poland held by two major Israeli UAS manufacturers – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and […]

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Allies to a point – the Israeli defence export dilemma

The USA is considered to be Israel’s main ally, yet again and again, it is causing Israeli industry to lose huge defence projects in third countries. The Israeli government accepts this because the USA provides it with billions of dollars in defence aid every year, but US action has now prompted a further debate in […]

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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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Rocket threats – many countries want to be protected

Until some years ago rockets looked like a threat specific to a limited number of countries. The shortlist was headed by South Korea and Israel – Israel has been attacked by short- and long-range rockets from Lebanon and the Gaza strip, while South Korea is faced by such threats from North Korea. This situation has […]

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Poland fears Russia will take control of its Israeli-made UAVs

Israeli defence exports can sometimes lead to strange situations and, according to the Polish press, such a situation is happening now.The Polish ministry of defence plans to purchase unmanned air systems (UAS) from Israel but is worried that Russia, having also purchased Israeli UAS, will be able to control them. According to Polish newspaper Gazeta, […]

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ATOL – the effort continues as the demands grow

Automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) will be standard on any future unmanned aerial system (UAS), but currently manufacturers are struggling to adapt it to all the types they are developing.It’s a tricky feature, and it must work accurately in most conditions – but this is not so simple.Israeli UAS manufacturers have installed ATOL on some […]

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