Tag Archives | Israeli air force (IAF)

Israeli air force on alert after claims Syria used chemical weapons

It is a strange situation. Israeli intelligence asserts Syria has used chemical weapons in the civil war, while America is still “evaluating” the situation. The Israeli air force is, of course, operating according to assessments. As I have written in this blog a few times in recent months, Israel has all of its “sensors” on […]

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The co-existence of aircraft, rockets and UAS

A new set of operational procedures will help the Israeli air force (IAF) to co-exist on the battlefield with the Israeli defense forces’ (IDF) artillery corps.The new procedures allow the artillery corps to use its systems, guns and rockets in conjunction with the IAF’s fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and unmanned air systems (UAS).According to the IAF […]

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The gas flows from the sea and the IAF is on alert

The Israeli air force (IAF) has a major role in protecting natural gas found under the Mediterranean sea off the Israeli shore.Natural gas from the Tamar undersea reservoir began to flow from an offshore rig into Israel last week.The IAF is operating special systems to protect this new potential target for terror organizations.The Tamar production […]

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Datalink solution is just around the corner

Airforces that face many simultaneous missions have an operational demand for a lot of real-time information, of various types. The solution is not simple, for the sender of the information and the receiver. But now it seems a solution is right around the corner. An airborne datalink system will soon enable the Israeli air force […]

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Improving Israeli air defence capabilities

While the Israeli air force (IAF) is bolstering its capability to intercept ballistic missiles using the Arrow system, it is also preparing for more conventional air threats.An advanced training centre intended for the users of “Patriot” surface-to-air units has been set up at the Aerial Defense Academy in southern Israel. The simulator will offer a […]

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A “hot” issue for the IAF BlackHawk

On summer days temperatures inside Israeli air force (IAF) BlackHawk helicopters can be unbearable. The air-conditioning unit is often useless, and the pilots have to operate under very difficult conditions. It was clear that a solution is needed – and as soon as possible. In recent years a number of proposed solutions were evaluated, but […]

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Did age play a part in fatal Cobra crash?

Investigators will consider the age of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) Cobra helicopter that crashed earlier this week. The investigation started minutes after the debris of the Cobra and the bodies of its two pilots were found early on Tuesday. The probe will probably find the exact reason for the sudden malfunction that left no […]

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The “female” tools for the Israeli air force

You see them in great numbers at every Israeli air force (IAF) base – female technicians preparing fighter aircraft for missions around the clock. Young women in dark blue coveralls have become part of the scenery in the reinforced surface shelters housing ready-for-action F-15s, F-16s, Apache helicopters and other types. They are professionals that after […]

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The Litening keeps striking

The Litening targeting pod answers the needs of every fighter pilot in the world. It is based on the vast experience of the Israeli air force (IAF), and has become a bestseller for the Israeli defence industry, with well over 1,200 systems sold to a great number of air forces Now, the capabilities of the […]

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Israeli air force gets ready for fast deployment of the C-130J

The Israeli air force sees the new Lockheed Martin C-130Js it is about to get next year as part of its “long arm”.  The target now is to make the new aircraft fully operational a short time after they are delivered. To be ready to operate these advanced transport aircraft immediately after they land in […]

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