Air launched decoys: the need is growing

The demand for air launched decoys is increasing and the latest generations fulfill the new demands. Israel has been using air launched decoys for years and their extensive use has eliminated any doubt: efficient decoys are a key to mission success without casualties. Decoys have gone a long way and Israel Military Industries (IMI) has […]

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Anti G-LOC diet

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) safety center is conducting research intended to find ways to minimize the hazards of accidents caused by G-LOC. G-induced Loss of Consciousness (g-loc) causes a pilot to lose awareness of the surrounding reality. G-LOC is caused by a cut in the supply of oxygen and sugar (glucose) to the brain […]

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Ben-Gurion airport security checks: the dilemma

Human rights organizations in Israel consider it a great success. They refer to the high court of justice order to the state to explain why the security checks in Ben Gurion airport are not equal to all passengers. But this may be premature, as the situation will not change significantly. For years, human rights organizations […]

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Advanced helmets: pilots’ best friends

New generations of very advanced pilot helmets are in the works in Elbit Systems’ labs in Israel. The requirements come from current users and the company is using very advanced technologies in order to answer the increasing needs. With its helmets installed in almost all types of fixed wing aircraft and rotorcraft, the company is without […]

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Big picture for Israeli air force’s combat pilots

The Israeli air force (IAF) is evaluating a system that will enable the force’s ground control units to relay data from their radar displays directly to the cockpits of fighter aircraft. The IAF is operating some major ground control units that are creating a big picture of all the aircraft flying in a very wide […]

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Israeli spy satellites: the needs, the solutions

No official word about it but it may be considered a solid fact: Israel will expedite its spy satellites programme as a result of the recent developments in Muslim countries in the Middle East. Israel years ago gained its membership in the exclusive club of countries that are capable of manufacturing spy satellites and launching […]

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Israeli unmanned air systems- the future is around the wing

No Israeli manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is revealing what it is doing in the design labs. National security and competition have combined to build a very high, thick wall that is not allowing even a glimpse at what is cooking in these labs. But by analysing the needs of the Israeli defense forces, […]

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Post update – hard kill protection for helicopters

There is nothing more exciting than a 100% success of an operational system in real combat conditions. On 24 February I wrote about the plans to downsize the hard kill protection systems developed in Israel to shield tanks against missiles and rockets to use on helicopters. On 1 March, the Trophy system made by Rafael […]

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Shoulder launched missiles…the threat , the solution, the politicians

Despite the great and immediate threat, no Israeli passenger aircraft is equipped with countermeasures against shoulder launched missiles. In recent days there has been another attempt to implement government decisions and to change this absurd situation. In November 2002, terrorists tried to bring down the Arkia plane that took off from Mombasa’s airport in Kenya. […]

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Hovering platforms for combat

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) ground forces command has initiated an R&D programme aimed at developing “hovering platforms” with a payload capability of 80-100 kgs. In an exclusive interview, Brig General Shahar Kadshai, head of the IDF’s technology branch, says that there is an operational need for hovering platforms using electrical motors to serve as […]

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