Elbit Systems and General Dynamics form link

Elbit System in the US and General Dynamics in the US have formed a joint venture, UAS Dynamics, LLC, to provide ‘unmanned aerial systems’ (UAS, or drones) to the Department of Defense  and other U.S. government customers.

The new ‘UAS’ would be based on the Israeli Hermes or Skylark drones. The Hermes 450 drones have been the basis for the UK Watchkeeper system. The UAS Dynamics website is here.

General Dynamics in its partnership with Grumman was frozen out of the £850 million Watchkeeper programme by the Elbit/Thales consortium.

Since General Dynamics is a top ISTAR provider, including from its UK operations (Hastings and otherwise) it is not surprising that it is linked with an Israeli drone company.

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