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Past articles by Seth:

Israel’s Elbit looks to cash in on European artillery appetites

The company is finding new buyers for its PULS launch system while cooperating with Germany's Rheinmetall for more advanced guns. → Read More

Israel’s Elbit to supply Montenegro with vehicle-mounted mortar system

The contract, signed in Tel Aviv, will include Elbit's 120mm munition system that can be mounted on vehicles. → Read More

Israeli firm reveals unmanned submarine BlueWhale

It can travel at up to 7 knots underwater, and using electrical power, the submarine can operate for two to four weeks, depending on the mission. → Read More

Israel in ‘advanced negotiations’ to sell Arrow 3 to Germany

An export of this kind would be contingent on U.S. approval, given the Arrow system was jointly developed with the American government. → Read More

What does ‘stability’ mean for the Middle East now?

There is a sense that sitting around a table and discussing issues may be more effective than countries shouting at each other and running guns. → Read More

Russia to host Iran, Syria and Turkey diplomats for meeting on Syria

Since 2016, Russia has been encouraging a process that brings together Russia, Iran and Turkey. → Read More

Iran warns Israel against Caucasus presence, Azerbaijan ties

Iran’s increasing rhetoric seeks to target the Kurdish autonomous region and also neighboring Azerbaijan. → Read More

Elbit announces howitzer, artillery system deals in Europe

But who is the customer? → Read More

Rafael to show off laser weapon at IDEX, opens new facility in UAE

The Gulf is a new market for Israel in the wake of the Abraham Accords, which saw the Jewish state improve diplomatic relations with several neighbors. → Read More

Rafael unveils video of counter-drone capability on Typhoon weapon

An Israel company has released footage of its Typhoon remote controlled weapons station downing small drones. → Read More

Hydrogen-fueled drones offer increased payloads, endurance

Using hydrogen fuel enables a longer flight time and a better energy-to-weight ratio. → Read More

US shot down an Iranian drone in broad daylight in Syria

This drone stands out because it was conducting surveillance. Is Iran thinking that it can send “objects” over US bases and outposts like China did with a balloon? → Read More

Groups racing against time to provide aid to Syria after earthquake

As planes arrive in Damascus, locals and aid organizations are worried about the slow pace of aid and equipment reaching northwest Syria. → Read More

Has Iran accepted growth of Israel-Saudi ties under Netanyahu?

This follows two months of reports about the possibility of Israel expanding its circle of peace partners beyond the Abraham Accords states. → Read More

Iran reveals bizarre new AI-powered miniature tank robots

Iran showcased a legion of miniature tank robots, remote-controlled four and six-wheeled machines fitted with an assortment of small arms. → Read More

Drone attack on Iranian ammunition plant: What do we know so far?

The Islamic Republic claimed this was a “failed attack” but videos shared online showed that something happened. → Read More

The ‘cycle of violence’ dehumanizing cliches after Jerusalem massacre

Though Jerusalem was on the receiving end of violence, the global community still turns the narrative against the victim state. → Read More

Elbit to open service center for DIRCM on NATO transport aircraft

The contract provides for support and logistics to the DIRCM system, installed on NATO’s Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet. → Read More

Xtend to supply multi-drone operating system to Israel

The man-unmanned teaming and ability to control these drones is a key issue, including the use of “drone swarms.” → Read More

IAI unveils ‘Point Blank’ missile for US Irregular Warfare office

IAI says that the system answers the battlefield requirement to provide tactical units ranging in size from small tactical teams to battalion level. → Read More