Israel Confirms $1.6B Azeri Defense Deal – John Backtane (Jerusalem Post)
Israeli officials confirmed on Sunday that Israel Aerospace Industries will supply Azerbaijan with unmanned aerial vehicles and missile defense systems at a cost of $1.6 billion.
Israeli UAVs Used Around the World – Bhavan Jaipragas (AFP)
Global demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is heating up as armed forces invest in new systems to boost their ability to carry out reconnaissance and strikes without putting soldiers’ lives in danger.
”UAVs are necessary in this age when you want to win wars and at the same time you want to have less casualties,” said Tommy Silberring, a former Israeli air force colonel who heads the drone division at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
IAI, which pioneered the development of UAV technology for the Israeli military in the 1970s, says its Heron UAVs are used by 18 customers around the world.