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Dubai Airshow 2021: Israeli companies offer space systems, UAVs to the Middle East

14th November 2021 - 19:48 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Dubai

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UAVs and new communications and Earth observation satellites were among the systems presented by Israeli companies at the Dubai Airshow.

At the Dubai Airshow, two Israeli companies - Rafael and IAI - presented their space developments, dedicating a prominent part of their pavilions to satellite systems.

Rafael presented the LiteSat system, a constellation of small satellites of different types, generating near real-time intelligence with high target revisit. That allows operators to track a mobile target using only space instruments.

According to a company representative, Rafael plans to launch satellites of up to four different types into low-earth orbit (350-400 km). Having a constellation of ten satellites allows a target to be revisited every hour.

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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