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Rockets and missiles – the threat that calls for joint defence efforts

The joint US-Israeli exercise dubbed Austere Challenge 2012 is not only a big, complicated and expensive joint drill.   It is a realisation that defending a nation against missiles is a task that cannot always be performed through the means of the country being attacked.   It is even more than that. It demonstrates the […]

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Israeli missile defence – the upper layer gets thicker

While many countries, including the US, are struggling to deploy anti-ballistic missile systems, Israel is upgrading its operational Arrow system and it will be more capable as time passes.   The Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) two operational Arrow anti-ballistic missiles interceptor batteries will soon be equipped with improved missiles.   The improved missiles have a […]

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The Dome proves it is made of Iron

It is a common feeling to admire a piece of very advanced technology that works perfectly in very complicated conditions. That admiration is given a special twist when the technology can save your life.   Last weekend, more than a 100 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel. And now the amazing […]

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Defence layers are built while heat is increasing

When the war of words between Israel and the USA on one side and Iran on the other reaches a climax, it could become real war in minutes, so Israel is bolstering its capability to intercept ballistic missiles.Iran’s airforce is not a threat to Israel. But Tehran embarked years ago on a big effort to […]

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A new layer to the Israeli defence system against missiles

The Israeli multi-layered defence system against rockets and missiles is about to become more versatile.   Some of the tiers are already in place but as the threats get more diverse, the Israeli air force (IAF) is about to deploy more systems that will operate in conjunction with aerial platforms.   Will this unique multi-layered […]

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The sum of all threats – the changing Middle East

The situation changes fast. The US is beginning to understand that the Middle East will not be the same and that the new threats are bigger than ever, not only to allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, but to its direct interests in the region.   The threat picture has changed dramatically and […]

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The line between UAS and anti-rocket systems

The process is identical. When Israel began operating unmanned air systems (UAS) in the early 80s, many armed forces, especially air forces, looked at these small remotely controlled platforms with hidden or quite open scepticism. Thirty years later, Israel is a leading UAS developer and manufacturer, selling its products to countries around the globe including […]

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