UVID Conference 2019

The Future of Unmanned Systems • UVID 2019 Conference

The UVID 2019 conference marks a civil-security connection: groundbreaking technological success

ISA chief Nadav Argaman in the exhibition
ISA chief Nadav Argaman in the exhibition

By Avraham David Sherwood
The Editor in Chief

Dozens of Israeli and international companies, leading speakers and thousands of people attended the largest conference in Israel that brings together the unmanned tools industry.

This is the eighth conference in the field of UAV, and alongside the fascinating lectures there was a large exhibition showing the best new developments in the field. The conference was attended by 70 companies, 49 leading speakers and over 2800 people.

ISA chief Nadav Argman said Israeli technology has enabled the General Security Service to thwart more than 450 terrorist incidents in the past year.

“We are an organization of people. In technology we try to bring out the best in the world. We perform synergy within the organization, Singeria with the Israeli security system. This is what allows us to maintain our quality advantage against challenging opponents. This is what allows us to thwart over 450 attacks in the last year. We are endeavoring to keep Israeli citizens alive for a daily basis. Israeli technology and industry are always close to our hearts, we are acquiring Israeli technologies before anything else. Innovation is part of what we are, “the Shin Bet head said.

Brigadier General Yoav Amiram, the commander of the Palmachim base, said the man would make the decisions on the battlefield. Therefore, high levels of intelligence are required to close a circle. In the future, we will face a variety of challenges, a variety of tasks, multitasking, the tasks will be more complex, a range of tools will be required, from skiers to planes to flying heights. The tools will be multi-sensory and have a variety of UAVs for many missions. Sometimes it will take several platforms to fly at several heights for more than one mission.”

Brigadier General Yoav Amiram commander of the Palmachim base
Brigadier General Yoav Amiram, commander of the Palmachim base

Head of the National Team for the Protection of Unmanned Aerobatics, Lieutenant Colonel N. said “The threat of aerobatics requires cooperation between the authorities, so we have established a national defense team that includes the ISA, IPS, IDF, police, RTA, the authority Airports and more. The team reports to the NSC every quarter. Attempts to regulate regulation (use, knowledge, enforcement). Define the prohibited areas for flying, write a defense attorney for each authority and a joint power building program for enforcement and counterterrorism.”

Chief of CTO in the Air Force, Major Dr. David Elkhar said “One of the important dilemmas in the power building process is whether to invest in developing the next advanced missile or radar, or alternatively investing in the extraction of information that already exists in our combat platforms, to bring To a real superiority. Continuous entry of threats into the arena requires the pilot and operator as a data center to process information quickly and efficiently. Investing in expert systems that support decision-making, automation and information extraction capabilities for manned platforms is a real opportunity for manned aircraft survival, and expanding the operational mantle of remote manned systems.”

Major Dr. David Elkhar (left)
Major Dr. David Elkhar (left)

Co-chair and co-founder of Israel Drone Alliance, Brigadier General Eden Atias, said: “The unmanned tool industry is developing at a very fast pace, and this is an area that has new opportunities, but also has threats.” According to the IDA, the largest industries in Israel, as well as small companies, combine “with the goal of integrating research institutes, academic institutions, universities and anyone who influences and participates in the unmanned systems world. The association maintains links with the Civil Aviation Authority on aircraft regulation.”

Savings and precision:

The contribution of the unmanned tools to the field of agriculture

The contribution of the unmanned tools to the field of agriculture is enormous, especially because of the negative food shortage projections in the world. What Israeli industry is doing is integrating innovation from the world of hobbyists, capable of helping farmers deal with global problems.

Dr. Michal Levy of the Ministry of Agriculture explained that new levers and technologies, such as image processing, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence, are the ones that help to perform quality control of crops and enable accurate techniques to improve and develop future agriculture.

Dr. Michal Levy of the Ministry of Agriculture

Coming soon:

New frequencies in favor of unmanned tools

As part of the UVID 2019 conference, there was a unique session of regulators, which was attended by speakers from various regulatory bodies in the UAV in Israel.

Asher Biton, director of spectrum planning and engineering at the Ministry of Communications, said: “Until now, frequencies were only available for government uses and will now be cleared for public use. With government bodies to open new frequencies in the 5.8 GHz range (after the migration project is completed) for the benefit of unmanned tools applications.”

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