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Israel’s Defense Industry Boosts UAV Sales, Eyes Unmanned Subs

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Israel’s Defense Industry Boosts UAV Sales, Eyes Unmanned Subs (UPI)
(Daily alert, Feb. 5, 2014)

    Elbit Systems says it is delivering its new Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle to three foreign countries, as well as the Israeli military.

    Israel’s Aeronautics Defense Systems will deliver 200 Orbiter mini-drones to the Finnish army this year.

    In a recent analysis, the international business consultancy Frost & Sullivan tagged Israel as the world’s leading UAV exporter.

    India operates 60 Israel Aerospace Industries Herons and wants more of the craft that can stay aloft for 40 hours at 30,000 feet and carry a formidable array of sensors.

    The Israeli business daily Globes reports the Defense Ministry has tasked Israel’s defense industry to develop unmanned submarines.

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