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The Top Secret legacy of the IAF’s C-130s

The C-130’s legendary status is not only a legacy of the Entebbe rescue operation – it’s much more than that. With the help of Israeli air force (IAF) C-130s, in 1976 a commando force rescued Israeli and foreign passengers on an Air France aircraft hijacked and flown to Entebbe in Uganda. Since that operation the […]

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How IAF will keep F-16 C/Ds in top shape

The Israeli air force (IAF) is upgrading its Lockheed Martin F-16 C/Ds to the Barak II version. In fact, the total inventory of the IAF is being upgraded continuously, mainly by installing new advanced systems, some of which have been developed in Israel to meet specific operational needs. IAF sources say that the current upgrade […]

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The ‘Shadow War’ continues with early warning sensors useless

The “Shadow War” continues with mysterious night attacks on weapons systems on their way to the “wrong hands”, according to Israeli standards. This, time and again, without being detected by any of the ground sensors in the areas where the targets have been located. A few days after I first reported about the unclaimed night […]

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Air-ground combat – joining forces

Combat in many cases is combined. Much of the time it is air forces and ground forces. In some situations, the navy is also part of the operation. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has decided to take this fact a step further – and this time in the field. Recently, for a week, young helicopter […]

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Unidentified fighter aircraft – the “shadow war” in the Middle East

Yesterday a newspaper in Kuwait reported that the Israeli airforce (IAF) had carried out a strike on a shipment of long-range missiles that were on their way from Syria to Hezbollah, the terror organization based in Lebanon. If this report is verified, and if other reports of Israeli strikes in Syria and Lebanon are confirmed, […]

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Advanced simulators are changing pilot training

Simulation is becoming an integral part of every phase of training an Israeli Air Force (IAF) pilot goes through.  In the past simulators were another tool to improve capabilities of a pilot.  Not anymore. New simulators, or rather simulation systems, are a valued substitute for many of the actual flight hours that in the past […]

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Air power distribution as the situation changes

Before the “Arab Spring” was even conceived, the Israeli air force (IAF) decided to make its Nevatim facility in southern Israel a major base for combat and transport squadrons.The Lockheed Martin F-35s the IAF plans to receive in 2017 will be based at Nevatim. This base will also receive the Lockheed Martin C-130Js that have […]

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Can precise rockets replace the airforce in close range?

It will not be an easy fight but it will end one way or the other. New technologies create pressure for change but some parties are not always happy to make the change. The general staff of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) is re evaluating the use of precise rocket as a substitute for aircraft. […]

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