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Anti-bribery and -corruption regulations – the real-world test

Bribery and corruption have been part of many arms deals around the world. From time to time, scandals related to such deals have rocked governments in various countries. Some people involved were prosecuted, with some ending up in jail. After Israel became one of the major arms exporters (one of the big 10), a need […]

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Israeli air force trainer slection – “A list of factors”

A request for proposals for the selection of an advanced trainer for the Israeli air force (IAF) will be issued soon. It is expected the final selection will be made early next year.The two competing aircraft – the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 and the Aermacchi M-346 – have been extensively evaluated by the IAF.Sources say […]

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Israeli airspace – small with big problems

The cynics say that the Israeli air force has a country and not vice versa. This is of course a wild exaggeration – but it is a symptom of a real, disturbing problem that is of concern to all the parties involved in Israeli aviationIsrael is a small country with a huge air force. The […]

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Adding “Spice” to bomb arsenals

Commonality is often a key word in the procurement plans of many airforces.The commanders do not want to have dozens of bomb types in their arsenal but they still need flexibility.The solution – an add-on device that can control many types of munitions according to the mission.One very good example of that trend is the […]

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The Israeli airforce – new martime missions

The problem is huge. The potential solutions are now being studied. What is very clear even at this early stage is the fact that the Israeli airforce (IAF) will have a major role in defending the newly discovered gas reservoirs off the Israeli shore from terrorist attacks. The task of course is one that the […]

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Israeli F-35s – delivery timetable and the dilemma

At this moment they are “corridor talks” but they may change their nature if the situation of the US F-35 programme does not take a different angle soon, one that will restore the confidence in the projected timetable. Each piece of information about more possible delays in the delivery dates of the Lockheed Martin stealth fighter […]

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