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UAS end-user agreements under scrutiny

The Israeli ministry of defence has become concerned about unmanned air vehicle export permits. Whether UAS are becoming a weapon of choice for terror organisations was discussed here a few weeks ago. It was a natural result of the efforts by Hezbollah to penetrate Israeli airspace with a drone. The UAS flew over the Mediterranean […]

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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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Turkish – Israeli defence relations start to warm up

In international politics, sometimes conflicting interests all of a sudden become unified. The Israeli defence and aerospace industries are closely following efforts to unfreeze Turkish – Israeli relations.A few days ago, Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu officially confirmed that Turkey has resumed contact with Israel, despite Ankara’s decision to freeze diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv.Davutoglu […]

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Simulation key to unmanned combined operations

Unmanned air systems (UAS) are no longer “standalone” platforms. As they become more advanced, they need to “talk” to other platforms, either in the air, on the ground or at sea.This calls for a common language and a shared operational mode. This is complicated, because we are talking about robots, very advanced ones, though still […]

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High definition payloads can take demand for UAS to new peak

High definition (HD) optronic payloads for manned aircraft and unmanned air systems (UAS) are becoming a baseline, like HD TV screens at home. Technology can satisfy the appetite of its users for more detailed images, even for the battlefield.The UAS can now see a lot better and that makes them an even more crucial platform […]

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UAS war over Africa

This race may become very hot. Not because of the amount of money that awaits the winner, but because of some indirect long-term implications.   I am referring to the new interest of African states in unmanned air systems.   While manufacturers from various countries eye this growing market, there are signs that there are […]

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A joint European UAS? National interests come first

Europe is not united – that is a fact. But when it comes to weapon systems, it seems that in some cases moves are made to create an impression of joint development and acquisitions – but the reality is totally different.While in politics differences are clear and no one is trying to disguise them, when […]

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Israeli UAS industry at crucial junction

Technology is not enough to survive. Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) manufacturers are at a critical junction.While they have technology that results in very advanced capabilities, most of them may lack the necessary mass to be able to continue and compete in the world market.While the consolidation of aerospace and defence industries was stopped at […]

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New possibilities for micro and mini unmanned air systems

It is a clear trend going at different paces in different countries. The proliferation of micro and mini unmanned air systems (UAS) is resulting in more flexibility as far as the safety regulations of their operation are concerned.Israeli companies that manufacture micro and mini UAS have been negotiating with the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) […]

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Weapons systems on UAS – the assumptions

This is only an assumption. But when you add one to another one, the result is two.   The increasing use of unmanned air systems (UAS) by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the growing capabilities of these autonomous platforms must someday be complemented with suitable weapons.   Some “surgical attacks” performed in recent days […]

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