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Nature, politics and the growing need for missile defence systems

Nature does its part, even if it takes time. The nature in this case is Israel’s multi-tiered rocket and missile defence system. Some of the tiers are operational, others in accelerated development. The world knows that the threats directed towards Israel have resulted in an operational defence system that other countries can only dream of. […]

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Simulating the rockets and missiles threat

The capture of long-range rockets on a ship intercepted last week by the Israeli navy in the Red Sea is a mere drop in the ocean compared with the massive transfers of rockets to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza, mainly courtesy of Iran. At the same time, Iran is galloping to the bomb […]

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Arrow-3 intercept test soon

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is completing preparations for the first intercept test of its new, very advanced Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile.   The new missile is designed to achieve kinetic kills of long-range ballistic missiles.   The name is similar to that of the operational Arrow-2 , but sources here say that the new missile will […]

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Israeli missile defence – the upper layer gets thicker

While many countries, including the US, are struggling to deploy anti-ballistic missile systems, Israel is upgrading its operational Arrow system and it will be more capable as time passes.   The Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) two operational Arrow anti-ballistic missiles interceptor batteries will soon be equipped with improved missiles.   The improved missiles have a […]

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Defence layers are built while heat is increasing

When the war of words between Israel and the USA on one side and Iran on the other reaches a climax, it could become real war in minutes, so Israel is bolstering its capability to intercept ballistic missiles.Iran’s airforce is not a threat to Israel. But Tehran embarked years ago on a big effort to […]

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Arrow + IAI + Boeing = much more than three

This expansion will lead to more than just cooperation between two defence industries. It seems that both sides understand the potential and they will not let it be wasted.   What started in the late 80s as the US funding of an ambitious Israeli programme to develop an anti-ballistic missiles system has become a more […]

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A new layer to the Israeli defence system against missiles

The Israeli multi-layered defence system against rockets and missiles is about to become more versatile.   Some of the tiers are already in place but as the threats get more diverse, the Israeli air force (IAF) is about to deploy more systems that will operate in conjunction with aerial platforms.   Will this unique multi-layered […]

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The sum of all threats – the changing Middle East

The situation changes fast. The US is beginning to understand that the Middle East will not be the same and that the new threats are bigger than ever, not only to allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, but to its direct interests in the region.   The threat picture has changed dramatically and […]

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The Iranian “space programme” – the view from Israel

The Iranian “space programme” dictates the budget Israel has to invest in its anti-ballistic missile defence system. In recent months, the Iranians have increased their spending on the programme and Israel had no choice but to follow with help from the USA. Iran is investing huge sums of money in a space programme but intelligence […]

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