Israeli air force pilots get better acquainted with their weapons

“Let me introduce myself. I’m a smart bomb and I would like to demonstrate my capabilities.” This is what happened a few days ago in one of the Israeli air force’s fighter squadrons – with a little exaggeration. The huge variety of weapons systems used by the IAF and the attention the pilots have to […]

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Flying toys, real UAS and a lot of imagination

It’s either-or. Either the Iranian defence establishment thinks the world is stupid, or the world is actually stupid. You can’t fool everyone all the time. I choose the first option. To try and convince the world you are mastering technologies when you aren’t is stupidity, pure stupidity. Every few weeks the Iranians organise ceremonies in […]

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Israeli ministries clash over defence exports

A country’s unified foreign policy exists only in the textbooks of first-year international relations students. In this complex world, which has become even more complex with the recent geopolitical shifts mainly in eastern Europe, every ministry has its own interests and policy. That has recently become apparent in Israel, where the foreign ministry has managed […]

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The Islamic State, Syria, US attacks and a downed Su-24

The “red line” made by Syria was crossed this morning when the USA performed the first strike against Islamic State (IS) targets in the nation. Cruise missiles launched from navy ships and aerial raids targeted IS strongholds in the country. The Israeli air force (IAF) has been on high alert because of the unstable situation in […]

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The ultimate target ‘generator’ for aerial combat platforms

You can run but you can’t hide. This system will find you. Rafael has developed a global orientation system for aerial platforms it claims works in GPS-denied areas and renders maps obsolete. MatchGuide, according to the Israeli company, is one-of-a-kind globally, enabling accurate designation exchange between remote video sources in real time. In addition, the […]

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IAF aims for ‘deep simulation’ across units and bases

The Israeli air force is developing its simulation infrastructure in leaps and bounds. The IAF is now getting ready to operate a new simulator that will allow its “dominance officers” to train in a wide range of situations they may need to co-ordinate during fighting. The officers operate from the main IAF control centre and […]

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Israeli air force wages war in cyberspace

The Israeli air force Ofek (“Horizon”) computing unit is leading the development of protection layers that try to keep hackers from causing harm without pulling a trigger. The unit developed an application that was a target for hackers from around the world as part of a “cyber challenge” held at an international conference hosted by […]

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Questions linger over what went wrong in Arrow 2 interceptor test

No official statement has been released on the results of the Arrow 2 test in Israel last week, but all signs point to at least a partial failure. While the specific problems that affected interception of the target are still unclear, what is clear is that this operational weapons system is being upgraded as threats […]

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Israeli Fox streamlines All Nippon Airways staff training

An Israeli-developed system will help All Nippon Airways to conduct training more efficiently. ANA has selected the Fox training management system, developed by the Israeli company Britannica Knowledge Systems, to improve its training operation. Major Fox system components that ANA employs include training resource and scheduling management, qualification management, grading, record keeping and an online […]

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Azerbaijan and Israel – the honeymoon continues

The continued “honeymoon” between Israel and Azerbaijan reached a new peak this week, when the Israeli defence minister visited the eastern European nation to officially open a display of Israeli-made weapon systems offered to the country. One look at the world map explains the close relations between the two countries. Fifteen Israeli defence companies are […]

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