Archive | May, 2013

Tensions high between Russia and Israel over S-300 missiles

Will Israel try to stop a shipment of Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria by using military force?   It is possible, judging by the exchange of words between Moscow and Jerusalem in recent days. Russia will supply the S-300s to Syria, despite all Israeli requests to cancel the deal. In response, Israel has indicated […]

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The Litening keeps striking

The development of the next generation of fighter continues, with previous combat experience used in every new feature.What the Israeli air force defined years ago as a basic requirement for every fighter aircraft is now seen as a baseline for every air force.Rafael‫ ‬has confirmed it is in the advanced stages of developing the fifth generation […]

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El Al offers poor defence of first-quarter results

When a company makes silly mistakes it sometimes uses silly excuses for its losses. That’s exactly what Israeli airline El Al did on Monday. The poor first-quarter 2013 results were followed by excuses. Blaming the results on the effects of the Pillar of Defense military operation in Gaza last November is a bad joke. With […]

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Israel will act if Syria falls, warns air force commander

The quickly deteriorating situation in Syria yesterday brought an explicit warning. Israeli air force commander Maj Gen Amir Eshel said that if the Syrian regime were to suddenly collapse, Israel would be forced to undertake a massive attack “within hours”. He said missions would include the destruction of vast stores of conventional and non-conventional weapons […]

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Will Israeli UAS export boom continue?

Israel is the largest exporter of unmanned air systems (UAS), according to international consulting company Frost & Sullivan. What must it do to keep its leading position?  Frost & Sullivan says Israeli exports in the field have reached $4.6 billion over eight years, and are expected to grow at 5-10% a year until 2020. The […]

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Brazilian satellite market has big potential for Israel

The Brazilian market may become the “life Jacket” of the Israeli satellite industry.  The forecasted demand for satellites in the Latin American country may supply work to the space facilities in Israel that have been operating at very low capacity in recent years. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is accelerating its penetration of the Brazilian satellite […]

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Israeli sensors search for the S-300 in Syria

Israel may act to stop any attempt to transfer Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles from Syria to Lebanon. Such a scenario is possible if the Assad regime in Syria feels it is losing control of the country in a future phase of its civil war.According to reliable sources, at least one shipment of Russian-made S-300 missiles […]

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Progress in solving problem of foreign object debris on runways

It is a major step towards solving the problem of foreign objects that find their way on to airport runways around the world. The Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) has declared the automated Foreign Object Debris detection (FODetec) system, developed by Xsight Systems, fully operational at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. The operational status was […]

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GATR is a special weapon that can be exported

Special forces need special weapons. Israeli companies have developed many such weapons that, in most cases, are kept out of any export list. They have been developed for Israel’s needs only. But this effort sometimes produces systems that can be exported. In recent years Elbit Systems, one of Israel’s major defence contractors, has been co-operating […]

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A last-minute effort to kill Syrian S-300 deal

The Israeli prime minster is expected in Moscow today in a last-minute effort to stop the sale of Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria.Benjamin Netanyahu will have to bring something more than a request for understanding. If the sources know the facts, Syria has already transferred the last installment of the $900 million price tag […]

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