Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) May 2, 2010

Aeronautics Defense Systems Israeli manufacturer Aeronautics Defense Systems has accelerated the schedule for performing the first autonomous flight of its Picador unmanned helicopter by several months. Apr 26, 2010

Israel Aerospace Industries Israel's Ministry of Defence is evaluating a Russian government request for a joint venture production facility in Russia for Israeli developed unmanned air vehicles. Last year Russia purchased Israel Aerospace Industries BirdEye-400 systems. Now Russia wants to buy more Israeli UAVs, such as the IAI Searcher-3 and its Heron. Israel's MoD refused to comment but industry sources say for future purchases the Russian government wants to enter into a joint venture production agreement for a local assembly facility. Israeli government sources told...

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