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Growing co-operation between German and Israeli air defence forces

Germany understands the importance of an efficient air defence force – and the value of Israel’s experience. The German air defence unit’s commander visiting Israel is just one example of the growing co-operation between the two nations. Maj Gen Robert M Löwenstein, the German counterpart to the Israeli air force (IAF) commander of the aerial […]

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Growing business traffic prompts Boston-Tel Aviv route

Passengers on the USA-Israel route prefer more direct flights, avoiding New York’s overcrowded hubs. Israeli airline El Al will begin non-stop services between Boston Logan International airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport next summer. El Al will operate the tri-weekly flights using Boeing 767-300ERs with 218 seats, including 22 business-class seats The increasing number of […]

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Air-ground co-operation, face to face

The Israeli defence forces (IDF) are accelerating efforts to improve operational effectiveness air-ground co-operation, particularly in what is dubbed “low-intensity warfare”. With that in mind, aircrews of the Israeli air force (IAF) Knights of the Orange Tail F-16I squadron recently visited the Gaza Division of IDF ground forces. The visit was organized by the squadron […]

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IAF aims to distract helicopter pilots with attention-splitting simulator

The Israeli air force (IAF) has developed a cognitive simulator aimed at training its helicopter pilots to perform their functions in the cockpit under a variety of conditions. Helicopter pilots face a range of simultaneous challenges while flying, including operating the rotorcraft’s systems, responding to threats and processing flight data. As a result, their attention […]

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The next-generation Israeli air-to-air missile – work continues

The details are highly classified, but without a doubt the next generation of Israeli-developed air-to-air missiles will have “special capabilities”. As reported in Flight International, Rafael has achieved some very important milestones in its development of a next generation air-to-air missile. The company is not revealing details of this highly classified programme, but there are […]

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A successful test of the naval “Iron Dome”

It can be dubbed the “Iron Dome” of the navy, or referred to as “the most versatile maritime defence system”. It could also be defined as a breakthrough in defence systems capable of destroying the widest variety of aerial threats. Most of its capabilities are classified, but there is no doubt that the Barak-8 missile […]

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Israeli air force “approved” by the US armed forces

The US Air Force, Navy and Army have recently acknowledged the Israeli air force (IAF) processes of certification and aerial qualification for its aircraft. Every flying aircraft has to be approved by an official authority. In Israel, civilian aircraft are approved by the civil aviation authority, while military types are approved by the IAF itself […]

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US- and Israeli-made weapon systems compete in India

The Indian market for advanced weapons systems is huge, and in the last 10 years the USA and Israel have been competing frequently for big chunks of it. Politics has played a major role in the competition, and therefore every change in the Indian political atmosphere is meaningful for US and Israeli defence companies. There […]

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Key ministers object to buying more F-35s

With the price tag attached to each Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter, debate in the Israeli cabinet is reaching a new peak in an ongoing clash between those who support the acquisition of a large number of the aircraft and those who think it is a major mistake. Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Thursday exposed […]

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The robotic revolution on airport aprons has begun

Last week, another milestone was reached in implementing high-end technology on the aprons of airports. From the outside it may look like a return to the airport tractor, if more advanced and painted in a nice scheme. But the fact is TaxiBot is totally new technology. It is no exaggeration to say that it marks […]

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