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Public bombards Barclays following Canterbury protest

Members of the Canterbury public have bombarded the chief executive of Barclays Bank with postcards urging him to disinvest from one of Israel’s major arms companies. 273 more words

Events

The Drone Index: Elbit Systems Hermes 900

With the Hermes 900, Israeli unmanned aircraft systems are now on par with the US. This isn’t really surprising, since it was Israeli engineer Abraham Karem who designed the iconic Predator-series for General Atomics. 448 more words

Asia

French company Thales would rent out Watchkeeper drone paid for by UK taxpayer

Back in July, 2014, Defense News reported that the giant French arms company Thales was trying to find markets for the imaging technology carried on the Watchkeeper drone. 157 more words

Israel

Elbit Systems Awarded Approximately $100 Million Contract to Purchase New Firefighting Aircraft and Operate Firefighting Squadron

Haifa, Israel, January 5, 2015 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded an approximately $100 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to procure six new firefighting aircraft and operate the firefighting squadron, which will consist of a total of fourteen aircraft, including eight aircraft previously procured by Elbit Systems. 744 more words

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