The Israeli airline and the UAE company EDGE are developing drones


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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (TASE: ARSP.B1) today announced that it has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with EDGE, the United Arab Emirates’ advanced technology group to develop and manufacture C-UAS (Anti-UAV). System) specifically designed for the UAE market, with wider benefits for the region and beyond. This is the first defense industry agreement to be published between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Edge says it will leverage IAI’s proven C-UAS solutions, which are used worldwide to detect, identify, classify and intercept a wide range of threats. EDGE is a young, innovative company that recently launched a series of electronic warfare solutions. EDGE’s SIGN4L, which provides electronic warfare services and solutions for national security, will collaborate with IAI to build the custom-designed C-UAS solution. The drone system solutions will include detection and recognition systems (radar, optics, radio frequency), soft killing solutions (jamming, electronic grab) and hard-killing capability (guns, missiles, electromagnetics and lasers) and advanced command and control. The C-UAS unmanned aircraft systems will be completely autonomous and require minimal human intervention. A series of countermeasures will be introduced, from jamming to destroying the drones, based on the threat level and the target operating environment of the customer. Both SIGN4L and IAI will benefit from their technical capabilities to jointly develop the system in response to specific customer needs. Further support will be provided through IAI’s partnership with Belgium Advanced Technology Systems, which has a local technical and marketing presence in the region. “In line with recent Abraham agreements, new Emirati cooperation and the spirit of cooperation with Israel, EDGE and IAI are joining forces to deal with this growing threat,” said Faisal Al Bannai, EDGE CEO. “Drone systems today are a preferred solution in building agility and resilience to the emerging challenges of asymmetric warfare. Since EDGE is investing extensively in autonomous capabilities, our joint development of drones in partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries will only help. In enhancing our portfolio of advanced technology, partnerships in the region and internationally. ”Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, said,“ IAI is proud to join forces with EDGE, to provide the United Arab Emirates and the wider region with a unique and advanced solution in a key area of ​​expertise for the company. IAI. We believe that this cooperation will help both companies by transferring knowledge and exchanging capabilities. This MOU considers the starting point for more business and strategic alliances between our two countries, and it will enhance cooperation in research, development and technological innovation. ” Posted by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on March 11, 2021 © Copyright Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2021


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