[Freemanlist2] Ezra HaLevi - Israel Develops Remote Air and Land Combat Robots
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies
bernards at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 8 10:34:10 CST 2007
FREEMAN CENTER BROADCAST-March 8, 2007
FREEMAN CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES
P.O. Box 35661 * Houston, Texas 77235-5661
Phone or Fax: 713-723-6016 * E-mail: bernards at sbcglobal.net
OUR WEB SITE (URL): http://www.freeman.org
THE MACCABEAN ONLINE: URL:http://www.freeman.org/online.htm
Freeman Center Blog http://www.freeman.org/serendipity/
To Make a tax deductible contribution to the Freeman Center's important educational work, mail check to address above or go to our website to pay by credit card of just click on URL below.
Ignorance Is Weakness - Know The Truth
Self-Inflicted Ignorance Is Suicide
The Freeman Center Is A Defense Against Ignorance
The USA is not the cause of Israel's problems. The Left and the Arabs are just doing what they do naturally, trying to destroy Israel. It is the responsibility of the Zionist/Nationalist/Religeous Israelis to work for Israel's survival. A good first step would be to throw out the traitors in the Olmert government.
Israel Develops Remote Air and Land Combat Robots
18 Adar 5767, 08 March 07 06:31by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Israel has developed the capabilities to engage in both air and land combat via remote control.
Israels Air Force received the Heron (Mahatz in Hebrew) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Thursday. The UAV is called the Shoval by the IAF and expands Israels capabilities greatly.
The Heron has a 50-foot wingspan, can fly at an altitude of up to 30,000 feet and carries a 550-pound payload. It can fly up to 30 hours without refueling and can be operated completely remotely. The large UAV can identify the launch sites of missiles as well as deliver air-to-surface missiles itself, eliminating targets as far away as Iran.
It will be phased in at the expense of the older Sarcher model.
The Heron is considered the most advanced UAV in the world and can carry the largest payload as well. Israel leads the UAV market and is currently producing several models on rush order for US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Another Israeli defense company, Elbit Systems, has designed a new robot that can enter a combat zone, hurl grenades and shoot an automatic pistol at enemy forces.
Called the VIPeR, the robot is about the size of a small television. The machine moves on tread and is "undeterred by stairs, rubble, dark alleys caves or narrow tunnels," according to Elbit.
Elbit says the machine has bomb-detecting capabilities as well and greatly reduces the risk to soldiers in hand-to-hand combat situations such as those encountered in the war against Hizbullah terrorists last
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Freemanlist2