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Justice must be seen – the arms deals version

International military hardware deals always involve emotions. If you handle the negotiations according to the expected procedures, these emotions may be contained. But when you break the sometimes unwritten rules, you create a major problem.   Israel now faces such a problem, after selecting the Aermacchi  M-346 trainer. Italy is happy. South Korea, which lost […]

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Limited wars, limited damage, big potential market

Low-intensity wars, asymmetric wars, urban wars. You can attach a name of your choice, but they all pose a major problem – how to kill the enemy but avoid collateral damage, in this case killing innocent people.   Israeli companies have understood that these weapons will be in great demand as limited wars have been […]

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Training UAS operators – the new business potential

There is new business for Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) manufacturers. One decision by the biggest and one contract awarded to one of the smallest are proof that this is real business and may hold significant potential.   Within a matter of days, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced the establishment of a UAS academy, while […]

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Military intelligence-gathering’s “sixth sense”

Sensors. Very advanced sensors. This is the keyword in the current hottest game. Sensors are, in most cases, the difference between a successful attack on an enemy target and a complete failure.As the enemy hides targets or camouflages them, the sensors must get smarter. In recent days, the Electro-optics (Elop) division of Israel’s Elbit Systems, […]

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The changing pattern of enemies and allies – new markets

The world is changing very fast. Old enemies become allies. Past potential enemies become “partners in interests”.   The fast tracks of international relations cross the traditional separation lines between countries.   The Israeli defence ministry has given the green light to the country’s defence and aerospace industries to sell their products to Indonesia, the […]

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Defence budgets in disguise – a growing trend?

Defence budgets in disguise are the hottest trend in some parts of the world. The idea was born from the pressure to cut defence budgets according to the economic situation.Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Heron unmanned aerial system (UAS) was recently flown in Greece, as part of a demonstration held by the EU border security agency […]

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Back from the junk yard – no alternative for the CH-53

      The importance of the CH-53 (Yasur) helicopter to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) is exceptional.   There is no replacement for the heavy helicopter and the best proof of this is the many upgrade programmes it is undergoing in an effort to prolong its full-of-action service life.   There is always exceptional […]

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Symbols and the Israeli air force

Is Israel preparing an attack on the nuclear facilities of Iran, where it is feared the country’s first nuclear bomb is being developed?The issue became the centre of hectic high-level talks between the US and Israel, with some US media reporting that an attack will be carried out before summer. Guesses can make for good […]

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The Israeli Air Force 707 tankers – old but capable

They are being treated with great respect, they accumulate fewer flight hours than other aircraft in the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) inventory, and they are being prepared for the “real thing”.   The IAF is operating a fleet of old Boeing 707 aerial tankers. They will guarantee that the IAF will be able to operate […]

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Leasing a squadron: new ideas grow in the ground of reality

Necessity is the mother of invention. This is very true, but in recent years, this phrase has gained a wider meaning when it comes to the needs of the Israeli air force.It is a known fact that for years the air force always received more resources than the navy or the ground forces.But even with […]

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