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Eight days of rocket attacks end Iron Dome debate

Thanks to the decision of one man, Israel was able to give its population an excellent, if not hermetic protection, from the rockets launched in recent days from Gaza. The decision put an end to the dispute between those who thought that an interceptor would do the job and others who believed a laser beam […]

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Air power has limitations in urban warfare

An airforce does not put the flag on top of a hill in a war.  This phrase was used frequently during wars that Israel fought in the last 20 years. It means that air strikes alone cannot win a war. In the context of operation Pillar of Defense, this sentence has been changed to: “When […]

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Weapons systems on UAS – the assumptions

This is only an assumption. But when you add one to another one, the result is two.   The increasing use of unmanned air systems (UAS) by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the growing capabilities of these autonomous platforms must someday be complemented with suitable weapons.   Some “surgical attacks” performed in recent days […]

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Science Fi(action) in the desert?

This blog is based on very few facts and a lot of imagination – but always remember that in some cases reality is even wilder that the wildest imagination.In recent weeks, Sudanese media reports have claimed that the Israeli air force attacked two weapon convoys traveling in Sudan on their way to the Gaza Strip.
According to […]

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The planned Palestinian state – a high altitude problem

The anticipated declaration of a Palestinian sovereign state, in September, is creating some thoughts and worries about aviation issues that will no doubt need a fast solution, if indeed there is one. The two parts of the planned Palestinian state, the west bank and Gaza strip, do not have any operational aviation facilities. The west […]

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