Elbit Systems

June 8, 2009 - 6:32am

Israel’s Elbit Systems has announced an agreement between its U.S.-based subsidiary and General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products to develop unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. government customers. The cooperative venture known as UAS Dynamics and based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, will produce aircraft for programs such as the U.S.

December 16, 2008 - 5:24am
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Two new medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAVs are due to make their first flights next year as European aerospace companies challenge the lead in this field established by Israel and the U.S. The BAE Systems Mantis technology demonstrator, unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show in July, might become airborne as early as next month in Australia.

December 1, 2008 - 6:44am

West Star Aviation announced the completion of flight testing in a customer Challenger 604 of a Kollsman enhanced-vision system at the company’s Grand Junction, Colo. modification center.

October 31, 2008 - 11:29am

Embraer has selected the Kollsman enhanced-vision system II (EVS II) from Elbit Systems of America for the Lineage 1000.

October 7, 2008 - 1:53pm

Embraer has selected the Kollsman enhanced-vision system II (EVS II) from Elbit Systems of America for the Lineage 1000. This avionics option will be offered in combination with Rockwell Collins’ head-up guidance system (HGS) 5600E.

October 5, 2008 - 3:42pm

Elbit Systems of America’s (Booth No. 3113) Kollsman general aviation vision system (GAViS)–a head-down enhanced-vision system–is undergoing installation and certification on both the Piaggio Avanti II turboprop twin and Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. GAViS houses an infrared sensor in a single, aerodynamic line-replaceable unit, which allows for easy installation on an aircraft’s exterior.

September 30, 2008 - 6:04am

Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary Kollsman of Merrimack, N.H., has agreed to pay Innovative Solutions & Support $17 million in damages to settle a lawsuit over stolen air-data computer technology. IS&S filed the lawsuit last year against Kollsman and other parties, including J2 Aviation and Zachary Technologies, accusing the defendants of “misappropriating” IS&S’s air-data technology.

September 9, 2008 - 11:25am

Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary Kollsman of Merrimack, N.H., has agreed to pay Innovative Solutions & Support $17 million in damages to settle a lawsuit over stolen air-data computer technology. IS&S filed the lawsuit last year against Kollsman and other parties, including J2 Aviation and Zachary Technologies, accusing the defendants of “misappropriating” IS&S’s air-data technology.

July 16, 2008 - 9:57am

The Thales-led Watchkeeper program is on schedule for entry into service with British forces in 2010, having flown for the first time this year in Israel, where Elbit Systems designed and produced the Hermes 450 WK platform. Designated Hermes 450B, it will have a dual payload comprising gimbaled electro-optical/infrared cameras plus a laser target designator, together with a radar in a second gimbaled pod.

July 14, 2008 - 1:58am

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at some $20 million to supply Hermes 450 UAV systems to an unnamed European country. The order specifies both air vehicles and complementary ground systems, for delivery next year.\

 
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