All Israel Air and Space Force articles

  • F-15I - Israel Defence Force
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    Israel to link fleet upgrade with follow-on F-15I buy

    2018-05-16T13:02:52Z

    Israel has proposed a deal to purchase additional Boeing F-15s, in a package that would also include upgrading the Israeli air force's existing I-model examples of the strike aircraft.

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    Israel pulls F-15s from US exercise amid border tensions

    2018-04-19T11:33:37Z

    Israel has cancelled the planned participation of its Boeing F-15 strike aircraft at a Red Flag Alaska-series exercise in the USA next month, after air force commanders decided that all its frontline fighters should remain at their bases to meet potential hostilities.

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    Israel revives interest in V-22 purchase

    2018-03-23T12:28:48Z

    ​Israeli personnel have taken a fresh opportunity to assess the Bell Boeing MV-22's capabilities, during a joint exercise conducted with the US Marine Corps.

  • F-35I pair - Israeli air force
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    Israel keeps quiet over F-35I's combat debut

    2018-03-16T10:02:26Z

    Israel’s Lockheed Martin F-35I "Adir" is reported to have made its combat debut during strikes conducted against Syrian air defence systems last month. The action was mounted following a border clash that culminated in an Israeli air force Lockheed F-16 being shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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    Israel concerned over Su-57 debut in Syria

    2018-03-01T09:12:56Z

    ​Russia's surprise deployment of Sukhoi Su-57s to a base inside Syria has positioned its new stealth fighter within the same region of operations as the Israeli air force's Lockheed Martin F-35I.

  • Crashed F-16I - pay AP
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    ANALYSIS: How F-16I loss will reshape Israel's offensive strategy

    2018-02-14T17:25:51Z

    A sequence of events that began with the shooting down of an Iranian copy of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel stealth unmanned air vehicle led to an Israeli air force Lockheed F-16I being shot down, and a massive aerial attack being launched against at least a dozen targets inside Syria.

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    Israeli air force targets Lieberman's rocket plan

    2018-01-24T12:58:32Z

    ​Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman has expressed his full support for the development of a capability to attack targets at ranges of up to 270nm (500km) using surface-to-surface missiles, instead of combat aircraft.

  • Israel C-130J - Royal International Air Tattoo
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    Elbit lands Israeli Hercules training deal

    2017-12-13T17:02:40Z

    Elbit Systems is to provide the Israeli air force with flight simulation services to support operations with its Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules tactical transports until 2030.

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    Israeli navy shifts focus to VTOL UAV

    2017-12-13T13:54:12Z

    Israel's navy plans to operate vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicles from its new Saar 6 corvettes, with the selected type to be used in conjunction with an incoming fleet of Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk maritime helicopters.

  • F-35I pair - Israeli air force
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    Israel declares its F-35I fleet combat-ready

    2017-12-07T14:11:35Z

    The Israeli air force on 6 December declared its Lockheed Martin F-35I "Adir" combat aircraft as having achieved initial operational capability.

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    Israel offers Croatia mixed fleet of F-16s

    2017-11-27T10:31:10Z

    ​Israel's defence ministry is offering to supply Croatia with a mix of 12 second-hand Lockheed Martin F-16s, facing competition from Saab Gripens being promoted by Sweden.

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    Israel ready to receive next two F-35Is at Nevatim

    2017-11-07T10:44:37Z

    Israel's air force is due to receive its next two Lockheed Martin F-35Is before the end of this week, boosting its fleet of the type to nine. The aircraft will touch down at Nevatim air base in the south of the country.

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    Israel launches Blue Flag exercise

    2017-11-06T11:35:27Z

    Israel's Blue Flag exercise began on 2 November, with the activity attracting a record number of participating air forces.

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    Israel steps back from V-22 purchase

    2017-10-13T08:44:03Z

    The Israeli air force has frozen its evaluation of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, with a senior defence source indicating that the tiltrotor is unable to perform some missions currently conducted using its Sikorsky CH-53 transport helicopters.

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    Israel to boost G550 surveillance fleet

    2017-10-04T11:48:14Z

    ​With demand for surveillance aircraft rising in the face of new threats in the Middle East region, Israel's air force is increasing the size of its fleet of special mission-adapted Gulfstream G550 business jets.

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    Flawed control rod installation led to fatal Apache crash

    2017-09-25T13:29:42Z

    The faulty installation of a tail rotor flight control rod on a Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter led to a fatal crash at Ramon base, the Israeli air force has concluded.

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    Israel finalises Seahawk sensor configuration

    2017-09-25T13:29:16Z

    Israel's air force and navy have identified the intended sensor fit for a planned fleet of second-hand Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk maritime helicopters.

  • F-35I - Israeli air force
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    New additions boost Israel's F-35 fleet

    2017-09-15T10:46:54Z

    Israel's latest pair of Lockheed Martin F-35s landed at Nevatim air base on 14 September. The arrivals brought the total number of "Adir" jets operated by the nation's air force to seven.

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    Israeli Apache helicopter grounding to continue

    2017-08-24T10:42:32Z

    ​Israeli air force Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters will remain grounded following the publication of an interim report into a fatal crash on 7 August.

  • Hermes 900 - Israeli air force
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    Israel to declare full capability with Hermes 900 fleet

    2017-08-18T13:30:51Z

    ​The Israeli air force expects to achieve full operational capability with its Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicles at the end of August.