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Search, locate and destroy the rocket launchers – the crucial role of UAS

Unmanned air systems (UAS) operated by the Israeli defense forces (IDF) are playing a major role in the effort to locate and destroy rocket launchers in Gaza. The name of the game in this operation is shorten the sensor to shooter time. When rockets are launched there are only a few seconds to hit the […]

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The co-existence of aircraft, rockets and UAS

A new set of operational procedures will help the Israeli air force (IAF) to co-exist on the battlefield with the Israeli defense forces’ (IDF) artillery corps.The new procedures allow the artillery corps to use its systems, guns and rockets in conjunction with the IAF’s fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and unmanned air systems (UAS).According to the IAF […]

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The rocket threat and the Israeli interceptor

There are more and more signs that some countries have analysed the role of the Israeli “Iron Dome” rocket interceptor, and have realised that they need such systems. At this moment in time the signs are very sketchy, very low profile – but they are there.Development of Iron Dome began in 2005, and it became […]

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Close air support – air force or ground forces? Signs of change

Since I wrote about this debate some time ago, something has changed. It’s not the end of the debate, but at last things are finally happening.Brig Gen Sami Turjeman , commander of the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) ground forces said on 23 May that his units will soon be equipped with long-range accurate rockets.This announcement […]

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Can precise rockets replace the airforce in close range?

It will not be an easy fight but it will end one way or the other. New technologies create pressure for change but some parties are not always happy to make the change. The general staff of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) is re evaluating the use of precise rocket as a substitute for aircraft. […]

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