On the other hand

June 16, 2018 by Michael Kuttner
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The fight against terror demands an innovative involvement to ensure that Israel is always at least a few steps ahead of those who wish to harm us… writes Michael Kuttner.

At the same time we continue to demonstrate that improving lives for all remains a top priority

 

ISRAELI KAMIKAZE DRONES

 

Israel Aerospace Industries recently performed ‎a ‎successful demonstration of its newest kamikaze ‎drone, dubbed “Rotem,” which is designed to carry out “suicide ‎missions” to ‎destroy enemy targets.

According to the company’s website, Rotem is a ‎lightweight, multi-rotor, lethal assault ‎drone with ‎vertical takeoff and ‎‎landing capabilities, making it ‎suitable for ‎‎intelligence, reconnaissance and ‎surveillance ‎‎missions, as well as for tactical ‎missions.‎

The drone has a range of up to 10 ‎kilometers and can hover for 30 to 45‎minutes before diving down at a speed of up ‎‎to 50 knots. It carries a ‎1-kilogram warhead‎, has a 1-meter ‎strike precision, and can be deployed‎within one minute by a single soldier‎, making it ideal ‎against low-signature enemy systems in urban and ‎complex environments.‎

The drone ‎offers several automated modes to ensure accurate ‎execution of the mission as well as operational safety, the company said.

It said the test covered the drone’s “end-‎to-end capabilities,” including a rapid, precision ‎strike on a miniature target.

“The demonstration was ‎held under tough field and weather conditions, ‎highlighting the system’s ability to respond quickly ‎and effectively to a low-signature enemy in a ‎threatened space,” it said.‎

 

HEALTHY BABIES

Researchers at Hadassah Medical Centre and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, say their six-year study on the role of certain cells during a women’s pregnancy period may pave the way to develop new drugs to decrease complications in childbirth.

Their research on the “trained memory” of the “natural killer” cells that fight viruses and tumors, they said, found that the cells in charge of helping fetuses implant in the womb and avoid diseases such as preeclampsia or intrauterine growth retardation are more active during a second pregnancy, because they remember the first and are thus better trained to do their job the second time round.

 

SEEING IS BELIEVING

Israeli technology and innovation is helping the visually impaired to see and enjoy life to the fullest.

Watch this short video and marvel:

 

 

 

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