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Another step to further shorten the sensor-to-shooter time

The operational needs dictate changes. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has positioned a senior officer in the headquarters of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) army division that is in charge of suppressing any attack from the Gaza Strip against cities and towns in southern Israel.   The permanent presence of the senior IAF officer “dramatically” […]

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Arrow-3 intercept test soon

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is completing preparations for the first intercept test of its new, very advanced Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile.   The new missile is designed to achieve kinetic kills of long-range ballistic missiles.   The name is similar to that of the operational Arrow-2 , but sources here say that the new missile will […]

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The war over additional F-35s

The all-time showdown is set to take place in the general staff of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).   The issue on the table in the sound proof room in the IDF headquarters in Tel-Aviv will be whether to approve the purchase of another 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters.   This is in addition […]

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Dividing the work between air force and rockets

Precise rockets will take the place of the Israeli air force (IAF) in close-support fire missions – and when the need is to destroy a target amid a heavily populated area.The decision has been made, and now the budget will determine deployment.The changing nature of war – from vast operations in large areas to “focused” […]

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Israeli airlines – trying to change reality

What else must happen to change the absurd‫ ‬structure of the Israeli airline sector?If someone in the three Israeli airlines expected a miracle, reality hit hard earlier this week when Israel and the EU signed an initial comprehensive aviation agreement.The agreement will soon be ratified by the Israeli government and the EU parliament.The agreement will […]

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Honeymoon of arms deals between Israel and Italy ?

Could this be the beginning of a “wonderful friendship” in defence relations between Italy and Israel?Italy has not been a major client of the Israeli aerospace and defe‫ nce industries, but that may change‬.After the Israeli air force (IAF) selected the Aermacchi M-346 as its advanced trainer, the second part of the agreement – the […]

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KC-135 to Israel – the need, the elections, the priorities

It was meant to kill two birds with one stone. The White House has invited the press to cover the beginning of a legislation process that, among other things, will enable Israel to buy KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft. The timing was carefully selected – the eve of a visit by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney […]

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A “swarm” attack is on the horizon – the new mini-UAS

Operational “swarms” of mini- or micro-unmanned air systems are expected to be operational five years from now. This may be considered a whim of scientists or a real breakthrough. Only time will tell which is the right one, but in any case this development ignites the imagination of many involved in developing new methods of […]

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Redundant employees only part of the burden on El Al’s wings

Some good fuel hedging agreements may result in a small profit for El Al at the end of this year, but this will not change the Israeli airline’s core problem – about 1,000 redundant employees.   The 6,000+ employees of El Al are the heavy weight that is worsening the airline’s situation to a point where it […]

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A big push for the big puller

Bankers Capital Transportation Leasing Group plans to purchase dozens of narrowbody (NB) and widebody TaxiBot aircraft towing systems from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to be operated in North America. A letter of intent regarding the $97 million deal was signed a few days ago.This was a sign of recognition – and the moment the developers […]

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