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The Israeli “Air Force One” – a hot potato

Newsflash: the Israeli government has appointed a committee headed by a former judge and state comptroller to decide whether it is justifiable to purchase a VIP aircraft to fly the prime minister and president on official visits. This hot potato has been in the oven for the last ten years, but until now no one […]

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The VIPs are protected, but what about us?

More and more VIP transports are being equipped with protection from shoulder-launched missiles.  Today, 95% of the potential threats to civil and military aircraft are from these deadly hand-held weapons, which are easy to use and obtain.  In the 1990s the threat was 50% from radar-directed weapons and the rest from shoulder-launched. Given this changing […]

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