Israeli Army Eyes Replacing Chinese DJI Drones with Locally Made Ones

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  • 12:27 PM, December 12, 2018
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Israeli Army Eyes Replacing Chinese DJI Drones with Locally Made Ones
Mavic Pro Platinum drone (Image: DJI)

Israel Army plans to replace Chinese DGI drones currently operated by its units with locally made drones.

The Israeli company Elbit Systems is developing a small drone to replace the drones used by the Israel Defense Forces, most of which are manufactured by Chinese DGI due to difficulties in encoding them, Globes reported Tuesday.

The inability to encode Chinese drones often prevents their use in highly classified activities. IDF training for combat soldiers in recent months clearly indicates the general direction being pursued by the army: more and more activities using drones, among other things in order to reduce risk and confrontation for soldiers in the field, the news daily reported.

The IDF is accelerating its development and procurement programs for advanced drones to meet its future operational needs. The drone on which future vision will be based is being developed by Flying Production, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems.

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