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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Technology Africa / Middle East) May 26, 2013

Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems with a Continued Positive Outlook Ahead Israeli original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have aggressively marketed these platforms, helping them become the top exporter of UAS platforms, globally. A recent Frost & Sullivan ( www.defense.frost.com) market insight, Israeli Unmanned Aerial Systems, finds that Israel's UAS export revenue totaled $4.62 billion from 2005 to 2012. The top purchaser of these exports spending-wise is the UK, although Israeli OEMs also have strong UAS trading relationships with India and Brazil markets. If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at jeannette.garcia@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state and country. "Israeli defense firms rely on exports for the majority of their revenue," said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace & Defense Senior Industry Analyst Michael Blades. "UAS exports have accounted for nearly 10 percent of the country's total defense export industry, and this is expected to increase." In the past, Israeli defense companies greatly depended on the U.S. Department of Defense for overall exports. In recent years, the U.S. has enforced stringent rules on the import and export of defense-related products into the U.S. through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As worldwide demand for UASs increases, growth in Israeli UAS export and licensing agreement...

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