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New law will protect airline passengers in Israel

By ARIE EGOZI  Israel has made a move to protect air travellers against problems that occur on the way to a destination. The new law should have been made years ago, but better late than never. Now, for the first time, airlines operating in Israel will have to compensate travellers whose flights are significantly delayed or […]

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The “spiral” upgrade of UAS

What happened with fixed-wing combat aircraft and rotorcraft has started to happen with unmanned air systems (UAS).The upgrading of UAS is on – and we will see more and more such programmes. However, unlike with manned aircraft – which are not upgraded by the manufacturers in most cases – UAS will get an extended service […]

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Italy and Israel on the road to wider defence systems cooperation

It started as an offset obligation but may well develop into much more than that.   There are indications that in coming years, the cooperation between the Italian and Israeli aerospace industries will increase.   As I mentioned, it started as an offset obligation, but now it looks different.   After the Israeli Air Force […]

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South Korea and Israel – ties warm up after “freeze”

The defence ties between Israel and South Korea have been considered “history” after KAI lost the contract to supply its T-50 advanced trainer to the Israeli air force (IAF).The South Koreans were disappointed and angry at what they called “not a fair game”, that led to the selection of the Aermacchi M-346.However, recently the South […]

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Detection, defection, aggression – the IAF’s state of alert

Israeli Air Force (IAF) jet fighters were scrambled on 11 August when a “suspicious target” was detected by the Israeli early warning system.   This could have been considered another routine false alarm. but it is symbolic of the situation. With turmoil in Syria and “unrest” continuing in Egypt, the IAF is on the edge. […]

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Simulation not only for pilots

The Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) inventory is stretched to the limit, with training and operational missions every day. To keep aircraft in top condition, technicians must be able to solve problems within minutes.The IAF’s technical school graduates are considered top-notch in their field and after leaving the force, they are snapped up by airlines, not […]

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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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