Tag Archives | unmanned air systems (uas)

Protecting that big, sensor-laden UAS

Unmanned air systems are being equipped with features that put them on the same level as manned platforms – and Israel, with its considerable UAS industry, is leading the way. The Paris Air Show, which opens today, offers a glimpse of the trend – within the limits of the security apparatus guarding Israel’s secrets projects. […]

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Heavy fuel for UAS – the effort is stepped up

Commonality and safety. Safety and commonality. The order may change from country to country, but these are the considerations that drive the effort to adapt medium and large unmanned air systems (UAS) to operate on heavy fuel.This is not new, but seems that the need has been boosted as the combat use of UAS has […]

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Will Israeli UAS export boom continue?

Israel is the largest exporter of unmanned air systems (UAS), according to international consulting company Frost & Sullivan. What must it do to keep its leading position?  Frost & Sullivan says Israeli exports in the field have reached $4.6 billion over eight years, and are expected to grow at 5-10% a year until 2020. The […]

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A “cheap” threat is still a threat – made in China UAS

At first they were considered potential competitors -now they look more like a threat.“Cheap” made in China unmanned air systems (UAS) will – according to Israeli sources – find their way into the hands of terror organisations.The idea of cheap, China-made UAS may not tempt countries such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia or NATO […]

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Small UAS with loud “voices”

The clients – especially ground forces – want their small unmanned air systems (UAS) to have a greater operational range. That can be accomplished through better communications that do not rely on line-of-sight.Israeli companies recognise the need and are working on solutions. One unveiled last week is a system developed by Gilat Satellite Networks – […]

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The gas flows from the sea and the IAF is on alert

The Israeli air force (IAF) has a major role in protecting natural gas found under the Mediterranean sea off the Israeli shore.Natural gas from the Tamar undersea reservoir began to flow from an offshore rig into Israel last week.The IAF is operating special systems to protect this new potential target for terror organizations.The Tamar production […]

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Making UAS more survivable

Two factors – the growing use of unmanned air systems (UAS) and the increased efficiency of the sensors designed to detect and shoot them down – are forcing manufacturers to make them more survivable.Defensive systems that have until recently been used to protect manned air platforms are found on more and more UAS these days.For […]

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A new tool to protect territorial waters

Reconnaissance started many years ago with a scout looking out of the aircraft’s window, then became more sophisticated, with different electro-optical and radar payloads – and now it has taken a big step forward.Elbit Systems has teamed up with Windward – another Israeli company – to offer a unique integrated maritime solution.The joint solution combines […]

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The advance of UAS payloads

Israeli-developed unmanned air systems (UAS) have beenupgraded to perform to the maximum of their design capabilities. Development of these systems is driven by the payloads theywill carry - and here the work has only just begun. I use the word “payload” as a very general termfor what these unmanned aircraft can be equipped for. The list of […]

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China will be aggressive player in UAS market

The Chinese are coming. It is a fact for almost every product in the market and may soon be true about unmanned air systems (UAS).  Israeli UAS manufacturers are expecting China to be a new, very aggressive player in the market. The producers say that there are signs the Chinese are making a special effort […]

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