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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 war over additional F-35s

The all-time showdown is set to take place in the general staff of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).   The issue on the table in the sound proof room in the IDF headquarters in Tel-Aviv will be whether to approve the purchase of another 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters.   This is in addition […]

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“Building blocks” in anticipation of a pressing need

The strategy has changed for Israeli companies that are expected to develop the “tools” for the next war. Not big, heavily funded programmes that are aimed at developing one system – rather, an overall effort to develop “building blocks” that will be used for more than one application.Rafael has for the first time admitted that […]

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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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