Israeli Technology

Israel’s New Spy Satellite Beams Back Its First Photos…

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Israel’s newest spy satellite began beaming back its first pictures on Monday night, a week after it was launched into orbit, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. “A week after its successful launch into space, engineering teams… activated the Ofek-16 reconnaissance satellite’s cameras for the first time last night and downloaded initial photographs of incredible quality … Read More

Building an Innovation Ecosystem in the Desert

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Beersheba is positioning itself as a new innovation ecosystem alongside Tel Aviv, Prof. Dan Blumberg, vice president of Regional and Industrial Development at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) said Tuesday. Speaking at the CyberTech Live C4I and Cyber Event, he spoke of the collaboration between the IDF, industry, academia, and local authorities in … Read More

Israeli Tech Helps Guatemala Cope Following Tropical Storm Amanda

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Israeli technology has been on the forefront of helping Guatemalans recover from Tropical Storm Amanda, which struck the Central American country on in late May. The GEN-M, an atmospheric fresh water generator that makes water out of air, has been helping residents of Guatemala cope amid widespread flooding and destruction in the region, according to … Read More

Israeli Researchers Claim to Have Successfully Produced Electricity From Plants

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Israeli researchers have successfully produced electricity from plants in a study by the Director of the Renewable Energy Laboratory at the Faculty of Science at Tel Aviv University, Professor Iftach Yacoby announced on Tuesday. “All green plants contain real ‘solar panels’. They know how to capture a ray of light and transform it into a … Read More

Israel Aerospace Wins $350 Million European Special Mission Aircraft Deal

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has received a $350 million contract from a European country for special mission aircraft, the state-controlled company said on Monday. The contract will be carried out by IAI’s ELTA Systems. IAI did not name the European country. IAI delivered special mission aircraft to the Israel Defense Forces and numerous countries and is one of … Read More

Stranded At Sea? A High-Tech Israeli Drone Can Save the Day

Monday, June 8, 2020

Israeli defense company Elbit Systems has announced in recent days that it has sold a unique version of its advanced Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to an undisclosed customer in Southeast Asia. The Maritime Patrol version of the Hermes 900 features inflated life rafts placed under the wings that the drone drops off from … Read More

New Israeli Ballistic Missile Passes Sea Tests With High Level of Accuracy

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) successfully tested on Tuesday its latest ballistic missile, the Israeli news site Walla reported. The LORA missile was tested at sea, with two projectiles fired at prearranged targets. One test was a short-range launch of 90 kilometers and the second a long-range test of 400 kilometers. In the tests, the missiles were launched, … Read More

The New Israeli State-Owned Company Developing Secret Rocket Technology

Monday, June 1, 2020

On paper, it sounds like just another startup. A young company developing advanced technology, being managed with great secrecy. In fact, Tomer is a company owned by the government of Israel that is meant to act as a center of national expertise in the field of rocket propulsion. Tomer was set up in advance of … Read More

D-ID, the Israeli Company that Digitally De-Identifies Faces in Videos and Still Images, Raises $13.5 Million

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying software services like Clearview AI. At least, that’s the pitch that D-ID’s  founder and chief executive, Gil Perry, makes when he’s talking about the significance of his startup’s technology. D-ID, … Read More

Israel’s IDE Technology Beats out China-Based Firm’s Desalinization Plant Tender

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Israeli company IDE Technologies on Tuesday won the tender to build what is expected to be the world’s largest seawater desalinization plant—worth $1.5 billion—at Nahal Sorek, near the Palmachim air base, south of Tel Aviv. The Israeli firm beat a bid by Hong Kong-based multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings to construct and operate the … Read More