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AUVSI Israel: IAF feels pressure on UAV development

20th March 2012 - 16:30 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Air Force (IAF) official has claimed that the UAS fleet is by definition 'unstable' as the force sees itself under pressure by the demands on Israeli UAV development.

Col Eli Ankori, IAF UAV Department, Israel, told the AUVSI Israel conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on 20 March: 'We had no history to rely on, no revelations. We now have a multi-layered concept; it's basically a lot of everything.

'The more assets you have the more worries you have. We're challenged by the complexity. The UAS fleet is, by definition, unstable.'

He said that safety is now much more

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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