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F-35 for Israel – whispers of doubt grow louder

What until some months ago were only whispers, have become loud words of scepticism. Reports about more delays in the F-35 programme and about the growing costs have brought about the change and key people in the Israeli defence establishment are expressing their thoughts openly.With delivery dates pushed to 2018, growing costs and reports about […]

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New tactical fighting tools on the ground and in the air

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will not be changing its name, but the country’s largest aerospace company is increasing its involvement in ground operations. The phrasing may seem odd, but when in current ground fighting the target is to achieve the shortest sensor-to-shooter time and precise, immediate fire, it becomes more logical.The new IAI ground team […]

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Israel Aerospace Industries robots all around

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is slowly becoming the robotics house of Israel and, if I may make a small forecast, of the world.   I am talking about robots that will participate in combat and in many cases will deliver the punch necessary to win it.   After 40 years of developing unmanned air systems […]

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Slow process can tailor F-35 to Israel’s needs

Israel is continuing its efforts to obtain US approval to install more locally made systems on the Lockheed Martin F-35s that will be acquired by the Israeli airforce (IAF).Some progress has been made. This fact can be learned from a report prepared by the US Congress research service last month.The report says that in June […]

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Unmanned air systems in rescue missions for downed pilots

Another mission was recently added to the long list already performed by Israel Air Force (IAF) unmanned air systems (UAS).The first UAS squadron of the IAF is training to support the 669 search and rescue unit in locating a downed pilot.The mission is performed by the squadron’s Heron 1 UAS, which has a long endurance […]

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Israeli missile defence – the upper layer gets thicker

While many countries, including the US, are struggling to deploy anti-ballistic missile systems, Israel is upgrading its operational Arrow system and it will be more capable as time passes.   The Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) two operational Arrow anti-ballistic missiles interceptor batteries will soon be equipped with improved missiles.   The improved missiles have a […]

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Israeli aviation security measures – some countries will not cooperate

This has happened in the past in other parts of the world, but in recent years the focus has become Scandinavia. The Scandinavian authorities are reluctant to allow Israeli airlines to use the “special security” measures that are part of every flight from any point in the world to Israel, performed by an Israeli airline.This […]

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EL AL – high time for tough decisions

The approval of the open skies agreement between Israel and the EU was the last blow for EL AL. At this point, Israel’s largest airline will have to make some very fast and dramatic moves in order to survive.The airline anticipated this blow, however, and in the last six months has been busy preparing an […]

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Technology transfer – the Israeli dilemma

When the almost “iron” demand is that a country exporting arms will transfer know-how to the purchasing nation, Israel faces a big problem.In the past, arms deals with almost all the countries included offset agreements that were based on buying goods from the purchasing state, but this is almost history. Nowadays the requirement is to […]

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To land a mule on a coin

Adding capabilities to a unique flying platform is one way of persuading potential investors and clients to help in making a very special design an operational system.   When many companies in the world are trying to develop different types of unmanned Re-supply and Medevac missions, a small Israeli company is making bold but very […]

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