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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Dec 18, 2012

Israel Aerospace Industries Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, has unveiled a new lightweight airborne synthetic aperture radar/ground moving-target indication (SAR/GMTI) payload. The company said the new ELM-2054 system provides a solution for all-weather, air-to-surface intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance applications. Using a modular, open architecture design, it can be easily configured with small tactical unmanned air vehicles, light reconnaissance aircraft, tactical aerostats and other platforms, Elta said. The system draws on the proven capabilities of the company's legacy ELM-2055DX SAR/GMTI modular payloads. Dec 16, 2012

Israel Aerospace Industries Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has become the latest company to offer an unmanned helicopter for combat resupply and medevac missions. Avi Bleser, marketing director of IAI's Malat UAS division, said that although tests of the automated flight control system have so far been performed on a Bell 212, the system is platform neutral. Blesser said that to prove the accuracy of its flight control system, a basketball was attached to the helicopter with a rope. The aircraft was manoeuvred using the ground station to repeatedly place the ball into the basket. IAI plans to use the same ground station to control the helicopter as it already uses for its fixed-wing UAVs to ensure "commonalty and ease of operation". Dec 15, 2011

TAT Technologies TAT Technologies Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer. TAT Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Itsik Maaravi as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2012 . Mr. Maaravi is currently President of TAT's Piedmont Aviation Component Services, LLC subsidiary ("Piedmont"), a position he has held since July 2011 . From July 2009 through June 2011 Mr. Maaravi...

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