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From main battle tank to aircraft landing gear

When you say Ashot Ashkelon in Israel, people immediately think of the heavy mechanical systems that can be found in Israel’s advanced main battle tank. But that has changed. When you tour the plant, the new production facilities – with their smooth shining floors and the top-notch metal processing machines – tell part of the […]

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Changing nature of wars prompts questions over fighters

Israel has initially expressed its intention to buy 75 Lockheed Martin F-35s. The first and only signed contract is for 20. More and more people in the Israeli defence establishment are beginning to ask questions. They are asking questions because wars have changed, especially in the Middle East. There are no more scenarios of thousands […]

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IMI unveils ‘budget’ air-to-surface missile

When cost effectiveness is the name of the game, it seems that Israel Military Industries is investing in a winning niche. The company recently unveiled its MARS supersonic precision rocket as a low-cost solution for a variety of missions. According to IMI, the 4.4m (14.4ft) rocket, with an estimated range of 54nm (100km) and a GPS […]

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From Merkavas to business jets

Ashot Ashkelon, a subsidiary of Israel Military Industries, is trying to get involved in the design of a new business jet. The company is mainly known for its part in manufacturing heavy mechanical subsystems for Israel’s Merkava main battle tank, and now plans to transfer more of its capabilities to the aerospace market.The company – […]

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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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