Tag Archives | UAS

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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Weapons for UAS – adaptation out, development in

Previously there were only indications, subtle ones. Now it is said openly – Rafael, one of Israel’s leading manufacturers of weapons systems, has decided to develop a new line of products fully suited for use on unmanned air systems (UAS). In the past, a very recent past, Rafael has said that it “adapts” some existing […]

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Israeli airspace – small with big problems

The cynics say that the Israeli air force has a country and not vice versa. This is of course a wild exaggeration – but it is a symptom of a real, disturbing problem that is of concern to all the parties involved in Israeli aviationIsrael is a small country with a huge air force. The […]

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Unmanned systems at the front of homeland security

The homeland security conference in Israel on September 11 has attracted a lot of attention – not only because it is on a very meaningful date. The attention is not only because of Israel’s need for homeland security, but also for the solutions that have been developed. The conference, organised by the Israeli Technologies Group, […]

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Is it dawn of new era for Turkish and Israeli defence ties?

Israel is making a cautious effort to restore its defence ties with Turkey. This effort, if successful, may revive proposed plans to sell additional Israeli-made defence systems to the Turkish defence forces.Turkey froze all negotiations over buying Israeli-made defence systems after Israel’s navy stopped the “Peace flotilla” that headed for the Gaza strip last year.The […]

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UAS simulators – Israeli solutions for a booming market

Air forces around the world have increasingly incorporated simulators during the past 20 years. Machines range from desktop models to huge, moving versions housed in hangars. As a natural development, the number of simulators that help train unmanned air systems (UAS) operators started to grow five years ago. It is only the beginning.If one assumes […]

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Keeping it simple – UAS-based services that are being developed

“The simpler the better” is a slogan used by an Israeli insurance company to promote its business, and it works. Now we will have a chance to see if it works in the unmanned air systems (UAS) market.Themis was formed by UAS experts who served in the Israeli defence forces, and is already supplying services […]

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