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RecceLite at forefront of fight against modern geurrilla warfare

In recent times, wars have featured good military systems, not only weapons, and proved they are essential to the most common type of battle fought these days.In most wars today, armies fight organisations that are inferior in equipment but know the combat terrain.Israel has gained vast experience in fighting guerrilla groups and its defence industries […]

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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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Government needs to implement IMI and Rafael merger plan

The Israeli government is the sole shareholder of the country’s biggest aerospace and defence industries. This fact is not reflected in the attitude of the respective ministers to the companies which feel deserted. “We are orphans,” a source in one of the companies said on 14 July.The consolidation process that changed the face of the […]

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Missiles’ building blocks enable multi-usage

Air-to-air missiles become surface-to-air and now there are indications that surface-to-air will become air-to-surface and, in the future, surface-to-air may be attached to wings of fighter aircraft. Confused? This transition may look strange at first glance, but to the Israeli missiles manufacturers it seems to be the right development. At first, Rafael revealed an effort […]

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Trophy tank system could protect helicopters from RPGs

It is one of those development programmes a defence company knows it has to undertake – especially in Israel – protecting helicopters from attack from the ground. The engineers and technicians work on the project with the knowledge they are doing the right thing.The problem is international. Helicopters are easy prey for the most simple […]

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The data organiser – Rafael’s solution in operation

Don’t leave base without it. This sentence will be painted on the walls of any briefing room of a modern air force fighter squadron.The need to handle the ocean of data derived from many sensors has created a line of systems aimed at handling this never-ending stream of data of all sorts.Rafael is the natural […]

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Super targets for super threats – the Israeli effort

As the threat grows, the effort to deal with it grows and so, too, does the means to test whether this effort is successful. The threat is the full current and future range of rockets and ballistic missiles developed by countries such as Iran.The threat will take a frightening twist when Iran has the capability […]

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The line between UAS and anti-rocket systems

The process is identical. When Israel began operating unmanned air systems (UAS) in the early 80s, many armed forces, especially air forces, looked at these small remotely controlled platforms with hidden or quite open scepticism. Thirty years later, Israel is a leading UAS developer and manufacturer, selling its products to countries around the globe including […]

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Virtual armour, helicopter style

   To say, it will not be an easy task in an understatement, but they will try because the threat is becoming more imminent. The talk about it at this point is in low profile, as if not to create expectations but something is going on. I can say with a great degree of confidence […]

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The shape of A-A missiles to come: the Israeli angle

Rafael in Israel has developed some very advanced air-air missiles. But if you want to see some future designs, that will be impossible. That is not because of secrecy considerations, but because the effort has been shifted some years ago to other missiles. The need of armed forces to defend themselves on the move has […]

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