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New generation systems – the solution for shrinking budgets

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck… If it looks like a slowdown in defence budgets in many countries, it must….   So we must begin to see what is happening – a solid slowdown in defence spending.   The trend is felt mainly in the USA […]

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The boom in mission aircraft

According to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), mission aircraft are going to have a renaissance. And this time the definition will be attached to many types of aircraft.The indications come from IAI subsidiary Elta. This company is one of the leading manufacturers of radar and other sensors and it was only natural that it would see […]

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A joint effort to gain big pieces of a huge market

Indian companies with deep pockets have seen the potential in the local defence market – and are looking for partners. Israel is one of the natural “hunting grounds”.A few days ago, Indian company Piramal acquired a 28% stake in BlueBird – the Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) manufacturer. The Indian company will seek more investments […]

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The US-Israeli anti-ballistic exercise – size is not important

Even if the planned US-Israeli joint anti-ballistic missiles exercise is smaller than expected and postponed, it will still give Israel a unique opportunity to evaluate its capability to handle massive ballistic missile attacks.   The exercise is being planned when in the background there is a war of words between those who favour an attack […]

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Another small step to correct a big mistake

Determination is sometimes a partial compensation for stupidity – and this has been proved again with the Israeli F-35.A short reminder – because of basic stupidity, the Israeli ministry of defence did not join the F-35 programme as full partner. After dragging its feet, Israel was accepted with the lowest possible status.This, when for Israel […]

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Die and let live – the alleged journey of the Israeli Lavi fighter

Every mention of the Chinese Jian-10 (J-10) fighter brings back the rumors of the alleged help Israel gave to the programme.It seems that in certain offices in Washington, there are officials who are still angry about the past defence ties between Israel and China. This anger forced Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to cancel a deal […]

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The AirMule approaches the final proof of concept

If everything goes smoothly, a group of anxious but enthusiastic people will stand in mid-2014 on a hill in southern Israel and wait for the AirMule to take off, manoeuvre and land.   This is intended to be the final proof that this special platform can live up to the great expectations it generates.   […]

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The decision that ignited a passenger “riot”

Airlines sometimes make decisions that generate unpredicted reactions among their passengers.Such a decision was taken last week by Lufthansa in Israel, and immediately ignited a “riot” of the German airline’s passengers in the country – and disappointment among the many others.Lufthansa announced that starting in October its 21 flights from Ben Gurion airport to Germany […]

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New possibilities for micro and mini unmanned air systems

It is a clear trend going at different paces in different countries. The proliferation of micro and mini unmanned air systems (UAS) is resulting in more flexibility as far as the safety regulations of their operation are concerned.Israeli companies that manufacture micro and mini UAS have been negotiating with the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) […]

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More F-35s = less tanks and APCs – the IDF’s dilemma

This classic either-or situation will have to be answered soon: another 20 Lockheed Martin F-35′s for the Israeli air force (IAF), or the termination of the Merkava-4 main battle tank and Namer heavy armored personnel carrier.The general staff of the Israeli defence forces (IDF) will have to make this decision while tension about a possible […]

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