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Israel Aerospace Industries robots all around

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is slowly becoming the robotics house of Israel and, if I may make a small forecast, of the world.   I am talking about robots that will participate in combat and in many cases will deliver the punch necessary to win it.   After 40 years of developing unmanned air systems […]

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Detect, identify and kill – full autonomy to UAS – the trend is clear

They get more autonomy, they get more endurance, they will get artificial intelligence.   The unmanned air systems (UAS) made by Israeli companies will become more independent to achieve one main goal – to dramatically shorten the sensor-to-shooter time.   These operational capabilities  are connected directly to the new buzzword of armed forces – Terrain […]

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Stupidity, the leak and the damage

I think many documents uncovered by WikiLeaks merely reflect intentions and thoughts, rather than real things. But even if that applies to a recent leak concerning Israel, it is the most stupid one related to the export of Israeli-made military hardware.The leak is not stupid; the stupidity relates to the person who thought about it/dreamt […]

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Homeland security budgets – available money for UAS

When national defence budgets are consumed to the last dollar or whatever currency they consist of, their “cousins” in homeland security are still alive and kicking.   This trend is gathering momentum in many countries and the manufacturers of “dual use” systems, ones that can be used by a military unit or by a police […]

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The Israeli UAS industry – the search for the ‘big leap’

The platforms may be in different shapes and sizes. The payloads may be composed of a different mix of sensors. This is easy.   The Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) industry has produced some very unique designs.   They are in service with the Israeli defence forces (IDF) and many foreign companies.   The industry […]

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The UAS market – huge potential, fierce competition ahead

The unmanned air systems (UAS) market has not reached even a fraction of its potential.   The coming years will see many more countries acquiring UAS and this will increase the competition, especially between American and Israeli manufacturers.   The US is now the biggest market for UAS. The administration is not allowing Israeli companies […]

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Robots versus humans – a showdown?

The F-35 is the last manned fighter aircraft. Unmanned air systems (UAS) will take over all the missions currently performed by manned platforms.   These assertions are frequently heard from people that are supposed to know. But if you look at what happens in “the field”, things look different.   In Israel, a world power […]

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The US, UAS exports and the shockwaves

The fast-changing situation in the world affects the export of advanced weapon systems, mainly by the US. The shockwaves then begin to hit far-away countries. Old friends are no longer so close. New friends emerge from surprising places and situations. Add to this the fact that the US is wrapping up the fighting in Iraq, […]

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UAS get ready for cargo role

Israel, as a leading unmanned air systems (UAS) developer, with 40 years of operational experience, is in a good position to start looking at using the craft for moving cargo. The country is undertaking early feasibility studies into making the concept a reality. The talk is vague but when you start asking questions, you quickly […]

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Payload manufacturers want to ride the UAS tide

This is a trend shared by all Israeli aerospace and defence industries… Take a full-size payload, originally developed for a full-size aircraft, and make it suitable for installation in or on the smaller fuselage of unmanned air systems.The appetite of UAS users has become enormous. “We like the unmanned system but please put as many […]

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