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The preparations ahead of the AUS&R 2014 Conference to be held next Wednesday, November 26 at Rishon LeZion amphi-park are almost complete.
The unmanned systems airshow and display required highly complex coordination with civilian and military aviation authorities before all the necessary permits and authorizations could be granted.
During the unique live action, unmanned aerial vehicles produces by a wide variety of leading manufacturers and companies, will fly over the area. To make this possible, the low altitude airspace between West Rishon LeZion and the Palmahim Airbase will be sealed off to any civilian, police or military aircraft.
During the airshow, all low altitude flights’ routes from Sde Dov southwards will be sealed off and diverted westward, over the Mediterranean, for the duration of the live aerial display.
The Conference and exhibition managers further disclosed that the Rishon LeZion airstrip, its training grounds and all routes leading to it will be sealed off for the duration of the live air show, as will, at the same time, the military ground perimeter along the coast from Rishon LeZion to Palmahim.
The unmanned systems display will continue the entire day, first in the morning then after lunch.
Among the showcased systems: unmanned aircraft, aerostats and unmanned amphibious and ground systems.
Israeli Police bomb squad will display some of the unmanned systems and robots they operate.
The AUS&R 2014 Conference and Fair spans 3,000 square meters, featuring numerous companies from Israel and abroad.
The live air and ground display will be broadcast live by cameras carried by the participating unmanned systems. The footage and videos will be carried by a command station and featured on giant screens.
Over 100 members of the media, including TV and radio stations and leading HLS and UAS magazines will take part in the conference and cover it as well as the exhibitors and participants, the unique products and solutions on display, and of course the unmanned airshow.
The entire industry is already tensely awaiting the conference, which is among the largest of its kind.
Among the lecturers and speakers: Major General (ret.) David Ivri, President of Boeing Israel, Ground Arm Commander Major General Guy Tzur, Israeli Police Brigadier General (retired) Yaakov Biran, the first commander of the Police aerial unit, head of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Israel, IAI Corporate VP Shaul Shahar, Elbit Systems Executive Vice President and General Manager Elad Aharonson and others. A representative of SCHIEBEL from Austria will lecture on operating UAVs from naval vessels, among other lecturers from Israel and abroad.
The thousands of registered participants are in for a unique, fascinating professional experience, complete with lectures by experts, ground display and airshow.