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The threat of MANPADS

According to reports, some “armed groups” in Syria have acquired an unknown number of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS). The threat is real. Israeli sources say the shoulder-launched missiles taken by terror groups in Syria are advanced and pose a serious threat to civil and military aircraft. A report from Switzerland’s Small Arms Survey research group […]

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Broken code – the failure of a state air security initiative

The state of Israel surrendered to an opposition led by pilots organisations that was against the Code Positive system designed to let its security authorities know when an aircraft heading towards Ben Gurion airport was controlled by terrorists.The surrender raises a big question about the power of a country to implement measures that are not […]

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The open war between Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s director general, and Giora Rom, director general of the Israeli civil aviation authority (CAA), has reached a new peak. The outcome: the relations between the two bodies are non-existent and the Israeli side is not ready to lower the flames. Rom repeats his criticism on Bisignani and he […]

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