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Aerostats, ETOPS and staring matches

Staring steadily with very sharp eyes at one area has become an operational need for many countries. This stems from the need to block long sections of border from all types of infiltration – and the need to detect low flying platforms like unmanned air vehicles, and even cruise missiles.The use of aerostats carrying electro […]

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The Sparrow nest may yet grow further

Infantry soldiers are trained on how to use assault rifles by shooting at paper targets, while fighter pilots dry-launch on other aircraft “playing” the enemy – but the training and testing becomes very complicated when the aim is to test interceptors intended to kill ballistic missiles.So, it is only natural that Israel is building a […]

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Category one restored after four years

It took too much time and caused too much damage, but Israel cannot blame anyone for this – this was “earned” with long years of negligence and ignorance.Late last week the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restored the category one safety standard for Israel after four years.In January 2009 the FAA downgraded Israel’s safety category […]

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Delicate issues of Israel’s defence exports

It is the most sensitive seismograph in the world. Any quiver in one part of this “world” affects the other, although not always in a parallel magnitude. Israel is one of the major exporters of advanced defence systems. This and the geopolitical situation in the Middle East has resulted in a highly sensitive situation. From […]

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IAF reaches crossroads over Apache helicopters

An Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft landed recently at the Israeli Air Force (IAF) Ramon base in southern Israel. The crew, with help from base personnel, unloaded three Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters. These left Israel in 2010 as AH-64A Peten and returned as the D model, dubbed Saraf. This shipment of the last upgraded Apache […]

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Embarrassment of safety category two lingers

Four years after Israel was downgraded to safety category two no-one knows when this embarrassing situation will end. Israel, a country with a high-tech industry, was brought to this situation because of years of negligence by law makers. The Israeli aviation law from 1927 was replaced by a new one but the regulations that will make it […]

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Police air units – helicopters vs UAS

A recent visit to the Israeli police air unit has again proved that the transition from helicopters to unmanned air systems (UAS) for homeland security and police missions is not a simple one.During the visit to the highly classified unit, which operates police missions and what is generally referred to as homeland security – or […]

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Heron capabilities demonstrated during Andes crossing

It could have been considered another demonstration aimed at convincing a potential client to buy. But it is much more than that. Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Heron Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has crossed the Andes during an operational flight demonstration in a South American country. The demonstration flight was performed last month and according to […]

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A shadow long-range attack in the desert

Imagination, or fact? The international media was busy yesterday explaining how, according to the Sudanese government, Israel had destroyed a weapons factory near the capital Khartoum on Tuesday.   The Sudanese government claimed that four Israeli fighters had attacked the factory, which was completely destroyed. Sudan has blamed Israel for such attacks in the past. […]

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Rockets and missiles – the threat that calls for joint defence efforts

The joint US-Israeli exercise dubbed Austere Challenge 2012 is not only a big, complicated and expensive joint drill.   It is a realisation that defending a nation against missiles is a task that cannot always be performed through the means of the country being attacked.   It is even more than that. It demonstrates the […]

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