The Israeli air force will dramatically curtail the number of its fighters and, by 2030, half of its platforms will be unmanned, according to the IAF’s new road map. The move means that the IAF—one of the pioneers in the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—is the first major air force to bet its future so heavily on unmanned aviation. And it could presage where services with less money will eventually have to follow, even though most lack the Israelis’ level of experience in unmanned ...


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