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Italy and Israel on the road to wider defence systems cooperation

It started as an offset obligation but may well develop into much more than that.   There are indications that in coming years, the cooperation between the Italian and Israeli aerospace industries will increase.   As I mentioned, it started as an offset obligation, but now it looks different.   After the Israeli Air Force […]

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South Korea and Israel – ties warm up after “freeze”

The defence ties between Israel and South Korea have been considered “history” after KAI lost the contract to supply its T-50 advanced trainer to the Israeli air force (IAF).The South Koreans were disappointed and angry at what they called “not a fair game”, that led to the selection of the Aermacchi M-346.However, recently the South […]

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Money, prestige and emotions – Italy against South Korea

The secret war behind the competition aimed at selecting an advanced trainer for the Israeli air force (IAF), reached a new peak last week, when officials of KAI, which manufactures the T-50 competing against the Aermacchi M-346, accused the Israeli ministry of of defence (MoD) of closing a deal before the request for proposals (RFP) […]

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