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Israel lengthens its arm amid Iranian nuclear zigzag

At the time of writing, a few hours remain before the deadline for the nuclear talks with Iran. The “zigzag” continues as Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country. No matter the […]

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Reacting to the long-range cruise missile threat

The growing number of long-range cruise missiles in the hands of countries that pose a threat to Israel is set to push efforts to develop and build efficient defence systems against such weapons. Yesterday, Iran unveiled its first long-range cruise missile. The new system, Soumar, has been manufactured by Iranian experts at an organisation of domestic […]

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Indian defence market looks beyond Israel for UAS

Manufacturers of mini unmanned air systems (UAS) in Israel are assessing the effect of the evolving deal to manufacture the US AeroVironment Raven in India. The plan – boosted during the recent visit by US President Barack Obama to India – is to produce the system in India from later this year. According to the plan, […]

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Night air strikes inside Syria bring tensions to a new peak

 The Israeli air force (IAF) raised its state of alert in northern Israel yesterday. During the night, the air force struck Syrian army artillery positions in response to an earlier rocket attack from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. In recent months, the air force has been on high alert, carrying out daily missions […]

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Another “phantom” attack In Syria

Yesterday another “phantom” attack took place. Syrian and Lebanese sources say an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles into the Syrian Golan Heights. Syria has kept quiet, and so does Israel. The sources of these reports are always in Arab countries, and they have one thing in common: they all deal with air raids allegedly performed […]

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US- and Israeli-made weapon systems compete in India

The Indian market for advanced weapons systems is huge, and in the last 10 years the USA and Israel have been competing frequently for big chunks of it. Politics has played a major role in the competition, and therefore every change in the Indian political atmosphere is meaningful for US and Israeli defence companies. There […]

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Coming soon: the Islamic State air force, courtesy of the USA

If in the near future the Islamic State terror organisation deploys some air power on top of assault rifles, machine guns and big knives, the aircraft will carry stickers saying “courtesy of the USA”. Sounds crazy? Not when Washington does not begin to understand what really goes on in the Middle East. Israeli sources say […]

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Israeli ministries clash over defence exports

A country’s unified foreign policy exists only in the textbooks of first-year international relations students. In this complex world, which has become even more complex with the recent geopolitical shifts mainly in eastern Europe, every ministry has its own interests and policy. That has recently become apparent in Israel, where the foreign ministry has managed […]

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Azerbaijan and Israel – the honeymoon continues

The continued “honeymoon” between Israel and Azerbaijan reached a new peak this week, when the Israeli defence minister visited the eastern European nation to officially open a display of Israeli-made weapon systems offered to the country. One look at the world map explains the close relations between the two countries. Fifteen Israeli defence companies are […]

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Aircraft seized by the Islamic State may be used for suicide attacks

At this stage the aerial platforms seized by Islamic State militants in Syria are not posing any threat to Israel. According to a report on the Independent website, in recent days the Islamic State added Syrian fighter jets to its growing inventory, after capturing an air base where they killed at least 200 prisoners. At least three […]

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