Tag Archives | Israeli air force (IAF)

“Israeli Air Force One” on hold

The Israeli prime minister and president‫ ‬will have to continue using regular commercial flights or chartered aircraft from Israeli airlines for official visits abroad.The plan to purchase or lease a dedicated aircraft to fly the heads of state abroad was shelved because the current “atmosphere” is not right now for such an investment. The Israeli […]

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Close and far air support for the Israeli navy

The operational cooperation between the Israel navy and air force is tightening. New threats in the Mediterranean, and far away, have created the need for daily joint operations.   In long-range operations such as intercepting ships that tried to smuggle weapons to the Gaza Strip, the air force has been very active in detecting the […]

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Cyber war – Israel will retaliate with brute force

The threat is real and imminent. A cyber attack on Israeli infrastructure may include air traffic control installations.   In recent weeks, Israel has been under a constant cyber attack and the government has ordered the general security service to take every necessary step to counter this.   The National Cyber Defence Authority (NCDA), which […]

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Keeping air bases operational when rockets hit

The super-dramatic proliferation of rockets in the Middle East makes the continued operation of air bases a top priority that has to be addressed now, today, this minute.   Israeli air force (IAF) bases are main targets for rockets and missiles in any future war with countries such as Syria or militant groups such as […]

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Science Fi(action) in the desert?

This blog is based on very few facts and a lot of imagination – but always remember that in some cases reality is even wilder that the wildest imagination.In recent weeks, Sudanese media reports have claimed that the Israeli air force attacked two weapon convoys traveling in Sudan on their way to the Gaza Strip.
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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 […]

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F-35 production rate – can Israel wait?

The problem is simple to define but not to solve. If the Israeli air force (IAF) needed another cause for concern about the delivery dates of 20 Lockheed Martin F-35s, it came in the form of an interview with the Pentagon’s director of the F-35 programme, the US Navy’s Vice Adm David Venlet.   He […]

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Money, prestige and emotions – Italy against South Korea

The secret war behind the competition aimed at selecting an advanced trainer for the Israeli air force (IAF), reached a new peak last week, when officials of KAI, which manufactures the T-50 competing against the Aermacchi M-346, accused the Israeli ministry of of defence (MoD) of closing a deal before the request for proposals (RFP) […]

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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 […]

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