Archive | May, 2013

High-altitude double (bed) mistake

Take the inability of the Israeli government to take some decisions, add the lack of sensitivity of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and the harsh new steps taken only last week to fill the hole in the country’s budget – and you get a scandal that rocked the countryThis is exactly what happened when Netanyahu […]

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Turkish defence contracts continue to evade Israel

If there seemed to be a faint sign of restoring the defence ties between Israel and Turkey, someone in Turkey has made it disappear, at least for now. Alenia Aermacchi has signed an agreement with the Turkish undersecretariat for defence industries to deliver two ATR 72-600 Turkish maritime utility aircraft (TMUA) and six ATR 72-600 […]

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Major barrier remains for Israeli defence exports to China

Every time a senior Israeli figure visits China, the question is in the air. It is not discussed openly, but is in the background. This time, the occasion is the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to China.  In front of the cameras Netanyahu talked about a huge potential Chinese market for Israeli companies, […]

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Red line crossed gives green light for attacks

If reports in the foreign press are accurate, Israel acted twice in 48 hours after Syria crossed a very thick red line drawn by Jerusalem. International media have reported that the main targets in Syria – storage facilities for advanced long-range Iranian-made missiles – were hit‫ ‬hard. Officially, Israel has not commented, but the attacks […]

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Similar trend in development of cyber wars and UAS

Cyber wars are fought in the Middle East on a daily basis and they are becoming more complex, more sophisticated and more focused.  This new type of war will change many things on the battlefield, including the way manned and unmanned aircraft are being used. Part of the “trick” in such military cyber wars is […]

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Proposed law would make airport strikes rare event

The right to strike is a basic one in a democratic country such as Israel. But, in recent years, this right was used by labour unions in a way that raises many questions. The worst examples are the frequent strikes or slowdowns at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv. Any strike or slowdown at […]

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