_David Eshel

_David Eshel
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IAI Diversifies To Strengthen Its Whole 

Just before the start of the Eurosatory defense and security conference in Paris, Joseph Weiss, Israel Aerospace Industries president and CEO, sat down with David Eshel for Aviation Week & Space Technology.

IAI: C295 AEW Could Succeed Chilean Condor 

TEL AVIV — Chile is apparently a potential customer for the Airbus Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) variant of the C295 turboprop, positioned as a potential successor for the Boeing 707 Condor currently in service.

“The C295 AEW would be a natural choice as follow-on to the Condor, since the aircraft is widely used in the continent,” says Avishai Izhakian, deputy general manager of Israel Aircraft Industries Elta Systems’ AEW Division, which provides the radar.

IAI Official: C295 AEW Could Succeed Chilean Condor 
The Airbus Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) variant of the C295 turboprop is apparently being considered for purchase by Chile. It would succeed the Boeing 707 Condor currently in service.
IAI Establishing Cyber R&D Presence in Singapore 

TEL AVIV — Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) a is expanding its cyber activities internationally, with the establishment of a cybersecurity research and development center in Singapore.

IAI Sets Up Cyber R&D Presence in Singapore 
TEL AVIV - Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) a is expanding its cyber activities internationally, with the establishment of a cybersecurity research and development center in Singapore.
IAI Looks East To Sell Updated Kfirs
Will Asian countries opt for IAI's modernized Kfir?
Rafael To Introduce Iron Beam At Singapore Show
Rafael to boost short-range defenses with high-energy laser
Israel Stresses Strategic Weapons 

Israel's defense budget of approximately $15 billion puts the nation at 16th place in defense expenditure, after South Korea, Australia, Canada and Turkey, but ahead of the United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain and Pakistan. In terms of its estimated share of GDP, Israel's defense budget dropped from a double-digit level in the 1990s down to about 6% since 2010. Yet these statistics do not tell the full story.

Israeli-led Exercise Flexes Coalition Air Conops 

TEL AVIV — The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is conducting a first-of-its-kind multinational exercise at the southern training base of Ouvda that kicked off last week, where 60 aircraft from four nations are taking part in realistic air combat training, practicing how air forces from different nations can cooperate in a coalition under one command.

Israeli-led Exercise Tests Coalition Air Conops 
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is conducting a first-of-its-kind multinational exercise at the southern training base of Ouvda that kicked off last week, where 60 aircraft from four nations are taking part in realistic air combat training, practicing how air forces from different nations can cooperate in a coalition under one command.
New And Evolving Platforms Enhance Sea Patrol
U.K. and France rebuild sea-surveillance capabilities.
Space-Based Tracking Monitors Sea Threats 

A growing number of satellite-based automatic identification systems (AIS) make it easier for maritime surveillance to tie ship-tracking data with high-resolution satellite imagery. Used with AIS, space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and optical remote-sensing platforms determine not only the presence of ships, but their identity, position, speed, heading, load, size and type.

David’s Sling Scores Hit In Latest Test 

TEL AVIV — The Israeli Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) held a successful test of the David’s Sling air defense system on Nov. 20 in which a ballistic missile was intercepted and destroyed.

Barring unexpected delays, the system, also known as Magic Wand, is expected to be operational within two years. It has been in development since 2006

David's Sling Anti-Missile Defense Tested 
TEL AVIV - The Israeli Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) held a successful test of the David’s Sling air defense system on Nov. 20 in which a ballistic missile was intercepted and destroyed.
Pentagon Speeds V-22 Osprey Deliveries To Israel 

TEL AVIV — The U.S. plans to fast-track the delivery of six V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to Israel, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

The Pentagon will reallocate part of the next production group originally destined for the U.S. Marine Corps to meet the Israeli request for six aircraft. The V-22 is produced under a multi-year procurement, with the fiscal 2014 budget plan funding the production of 18 USMC Ospreys and three for the Air Force Special Operations Command.

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