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C-130J – an important tool for the IDF’s depth command

Three years after the Israeli defence forces (IDF) announced the formation of a new depth command, this somewhat virtual body is getting a very important working tool. In June 2013, Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Israel. This was the first of four C-130Js (Samson) currently on order for the IAF. […]

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The C-130J and the Israeli long arm

Production of the first Lockheed Martin C-130J for the Israeli air force (IAF) began recently in a short ceremony in Atlanta.   The first C-130J “Samson” will be delivered in 2014. IAF crews recently visited a US Air Force C-130J squadron to hear about the operation of the advanced aircraft.   The IAF dubs all […]

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The Israeli air force’s ‘new dimensions’

Depth Command, Near Space – the Israeli air force (IAF) is beginning to think differently.   The operational problem is simple to define, but not to solve. Israel is threatened by countries on its borders such as Syria and Lebanon, and also by countries that are far away, such as Iran.   This calls for […]

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