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Israeli Fox streamlines All Nippon Airways staff training

An Israeli-developed system will help All Nippon Airways to conduct training more efficiently. ANA has selected the Fox training management system, developed by the Israeli company Britannica Knowledge Systems, to improve its training operation. Major Fox system components that ANA employs include training resource and scheduling management, qualification management, grading, record keeping and an online […]

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Azerbaijan and Israel – the honeymoon continues

The continued “honeymoon” between Israel and Azerbaijan reached a new peak this week, when the Israeli defence minister visited the eastern European nation to officially open a display of Israeli-made weapon systems offered to the country. One look at the world map explains the close relations between the two countries. Fifteen Israeli defence companies are […]

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Aircraft seized by the Islamic State may be used for suicide attacks

At this stage the aerial platforms seized by Islamic State militants in Syria are not posing any threat to Israel. According to a report on the Independent website, in recent days the Islamic State added Syrian fighter jets to its growing inventory, after capturing an air base where they killed at least 200 prisoners. At least three […]

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The aircraft upgrade market shows signs of recovery

When countries look at the threats they face alongside their budgets and the price of new fighter aircraft, the approach that has often emerged recently is to upgrade. Installing advanced new systems on old airframes with old engines seems sufficient to address many requirements. After some years of relative weakness, the upgrades market looks set […]

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New simulators for the growing air threat

Rockets, missiles and unmanned air systems (UAS) are currently the main aerial threat to Israel. During the recent Protective Edge operation, Israeli air force (IAF) air defence units shot down hundred of rockets and a small number of UAS. This threat will be larger in any future confrontation either on the southern or northern borders […]

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Polish navy tests Barak-8 missile

The Polish navy is evaluating the Israeli developed Barak-8 missile for the protection of its new navy ships. With a top speed of Mach 2 and a maximum operational range of 38nm (70km), the Barak-8 is  4.5m (14.8ft) long and has a diameter of 0.54m. Its wingspan is 0.94m and it weighs 275kg (606lb), including […]

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The Syrian civil war and the IAF’s ‘zero-time reaction’

The civil war in Syria and the extreme Islamic organisations that control parts of the country pose a big problem for the Israeli air force (IAF). To avoid any attempt by the rebels to use the unclear and fast-changing situation in Syria to their advantage, the IAF is taking measures that can be summed up […]

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The fast-track approval process for weapons during fighting

The nature of the Israeli air force operations over Gaza during the recent operation Protective Edge required the use of special weapons systems to achieve more accurate hits in one of the world’s most densely populated areas. The soldiers and officers of the Israeli air force Flight Test Squadron from Tel-Nof air base have worked around […]

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The Israeli version of Ryanair: big plan, big hurdles

The plan is probably in its early stages but what little has been revealed has sent shockwaves through the boardrooms of the Israeli airlines. Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said last week in an interview that he plans to establish “an Israeli version of Ryanair”. He also confirmed that the scale of the airline’s ambition […]

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Litening strikes for USN requirement

Even when you have a bestselling product, there are still markets you really want to win. Rafael’s Litening targeting pod is a bestseller. More than 1,600 systems have been sold to 28 customers around the world – but there is one particular upcoming competition that Rafael wants very much to win. Rafael and its US partner […]

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