Tag Archives | Israel defence forces (IDF)

The Israeli “Depth Command” – new roles for the IAF?

“Depth command”, “deep penetration command” or “unified special op command”. No matter the translation from Hebrew, the fact is Israeli Defence Forces has established a new command, headed by a general, to co-ordinate what is defined loosely as “long-range operations”.The new command was in planning for a long time but sources say now is the […]

Continue Reading

The Israeli UAS industry – the search for the ‘big leap’

The platforms may be in different shapes and sizes. The payloads may be composed of a different mix of sensors. This is easy.   The Israeli unmanned air systems (UAS) industry has produced some very unique designs.   They are in service with the Israeli defence forces (IDF) and many foreign companies.   The industry […]

Continue Reading

The UAS market – huge potential, fierce competition ahead

The unmanned air systems (UAS) market has not reached even a fraction of its potential.   The coming years will see many more countries acquiring UAS and this will increase the competition, especially between American and Israeli manufacturers.   The US is now the biggest market for UAS. The administration is not allowing Israeli companies […]

Continue Reading

Israel and Egypt – looking through the keyhole

This problem is unique and characterises the fast-shifting situation in the Middle East.   The unstable situation in Egypt is a cause of great concern to Israel. Since the peace treaty between the two countries was signed in 1979, the Israeli defence forces (IDF) have considered Egypt not as a friendly country, but rather as […]

Continue Reading