Tag Archives | Israeli airforce (IAF)

The IAF’s à la carte ‘weapon menus’

Over the past year, the Israeli air force (IAF) has been working to boost its attack capabilities in times of emergency. To achieve this, technical staff have to hone their skills to the utmost degree. Last month, the IAF held an intensive exercise in which its armament units at the service’s air bases were trained […]

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Israeli air force rethinks international co-operation

There are signs that something is changing in the Middle East as far as air power is concerned. The shift in US policy towards some countries in the region and the Gulf is affecting the way armed forces think. So here is another possible small sign. In the midst of the multinational “Blue Flag” exercise […]

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This ‘candy’ is not so sweet – KC-135s for the Israeli air force

In an effort to persuade Israel to renew peace talks with Palestine, Washington has promised Israel a number of defence systems. This “candy” includes KC-135 aerial tankers from the US Air Force inventory. Given the choice, Israel would have declined this part of the proposed deal, but its hands are tied. There are many indications […]

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Politics , operational needs and technology

By ARIE EGOZI Not all arms deals in the world are only in the hands of the generals. Politicians play a growing role in many such  deals and Israel is part of this “trend” . Only recently , the word went out from Washington about a deal to supply the Israeli air force (IAF) with […]

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New tools, new role – the industry tries to redefine

 Can air power achieve a continuous dominance of a defined territory? Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), claims that with the right systems the answer to that question is positive and it also offers the tools. The current doctrine used by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is that a ground force has to keep a continuous presence […]

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MedEvec from the hottest part of the combat zone unsolved

It’s a very crucial problem but for now without any near term solution – how can the Israeli defence forces (IDF) evacuate wounded soldiers from the combat zone under fire, within the “golden hour” that is in many cases the last chance for survival? So far the effort has not been successful. Ideas are evaluated […]

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Small diameter bombs gain status

Most of the bombs carried by Israeli airforce (IAF) fighters are getting either bigger or smaller. This trend is a result of the variety of missions the IAF is called to perform. After equipping its F-15Is with small diameter bombs (SDB) the IAF is considering their use also on its F-16s. The IAF’s F-15Is that […]

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Humans in a growing robotic combat scenario

 This is evolution at its best. Human interface engineers are working hard these days to better integrate the variety of unmanned air systems into the arsenal of the Israeli air force (IAF). For many years they have been busy making the work of pilots more comfortable. But this has been changing . The working conditions of […]

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Middle East peace process and the Israeli shopping lists

A breakthrough in the current stalemate between Israel and the Palestinian authority may result in new defence grants from the USA to Israel. According to Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak, these extra funds may amount to $20 billion and that has already brought the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to rearrange their previous shopping, or rather wish, lists […]

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Anti G-LOC diet

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) safety center is conducting research intended to find ways to minimize the hazards of accidents caused by G-LOC. G-induced Loss of Consciousness (g-loc) causes a pilot to lose awareness of the surrounding reality. G-LOC is caused by a cut in the supply of oxygen and sugar (glucose) to the brain […]

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