All Israel Air and Space Force articles – Page 3

  • Israel F-35s - Israel Defence Forces

    Israel welcomes latest trio of F-35s


    Three additional Lockheed Martin F-35s landed at Nevatim air base in Israel on 23 April, taking the number of fifth-generation fighters to arrive in the nation to five.

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    Israel steps up UAV defences with Eitam update


    The Israeli air force is using its Gulfstream G550-based Eitam airborne early warning aircraft with an added sensor to detect unmanned air vehicles attempting to enter the nation’s airspace.

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    Israel continues talks over additional F-15s


    ​Negotiations about a possible follow-on purchase of advanced Boeing F-15s for the Israeli air force are continuing, as the nation’s cabinet seeks a possible alternative to acquiring additional Lockheed Martin F-35s.

  • F-16I - Israeli air force

    Israel reviews unused weapons carriage after F-16I crash


    The Israeli air force is to change its procedures for performing asymmetric landings with fighters, following an investigation into a fatal accident involving a Lockheed Martin F-16I “Sufa” on 5 October 2016.

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    Israel tests updated self-protection fit for C-130J


    ​The Israeli air force is equipping its Lockheed Martin C-130J ("Samson") tactical transports with an advanced self-protection system against the threat of surface-to-air missiles.

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    Israel bids farewell to Sea Scan maritime patrol aircraft


    Israel’s air force has officially phased out its Israel Aerospace Industries Sea Scan 1124 Shahaf maritime patrol aircraft, ending a service life which began in 1978.

  • F-16A - Israeli air force

    Israel retires F-16A fleet


    The Israeli air force (IAF) has officially retired its Lockheed Martin F-16A Netz.

  • ThunderB UAV - BlueBird

    BlueBird wins Israeli target UAV contract


    ​BlueBird has won a contract to supply a target variant of an unmanned air vehicle to the Israeli air force (IAF), to enable it to train its air defence units.

  • Hermes 900 - Elbit Systems

    Israel to acquire more Hermes 900s


    The Israeli air force (IAF) is acquiring more unmanned air vehicles with advanced payloads to satisfy the growing demand for their services.

  • F-15I pair - Israeli air force

    Israel selects Raytheon radar for F-15I fleet


    The Israeli air force (IAF) is continuing with the upgrade of its Boeing F-15I Ra’am, and has selected the Raytheon APG-82(V)1 radar to provide a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) capability.

  • First Israeli F-35s - IDF

    PICTURES: First two F-35s delivered to Israel


    ​The first two Lockheed Martin F-35Is for the Israeli air force landed on at Nevatim air force base on 12 December, delivered on schedule despite temporary delays caused by the weather.

  • F-35A Adir - Lockheed Martin

    Israel approves purchase of 17 more F-35s


    The Israeli cabinet on 27 November approved the purchase of 17 more Lockheed Martin F-35Is, bringing the total number for the Israeli air force (IAF) to 50.

  • G550 AEW Italy - AirTeamImages

    First Italian G550 AEW delivery expected soon


    Delivery of the first airborne early warning and control (AEW&C)-configured Gulfstream G550 for the Italian air force is expected soon, under the terms of a contract signed in 2012.

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    Israel integrates Spice 1000 bomb onto F-16 fleet


    The Israeli air force (IAF) is integrating the Rafael Spice 1000 precision bomb onto its Lockheed Martin F-16C/D aircraft.

  • Maritime Heron - IAI

    IAF to replace Sea Scan fleet with Heron 1 in MPA role


    The Israeli air force (IAF) is phasing out its Israel Aerospace Industries Sea Scan 1124 maritime patrol aircraft, with the company’s Heron 1 unmanned air vehicle set to take over in this role.

  • Israeli AT-802F Air Tractor

    Israeli firefighting squadron to change command


    ​Six years after a firefighting air squadron was established within the Israeli air force, responsibility for the division is to now be handed over to the police force’s aerial unit.

  • F-35A Adir - Lockheed Martin

    Israel plans speedy introduction of F-35I


    The Israeli air force plans to achieve full operational status of its Lockheed Martin F-35I “Adir” as soon as possible.

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    Israel assesses sensor suite for future Seahawk fleet


    The sensor suite for Israel’s future Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk fleet is in the process of being finalised, and is expected to be derived from the capabilities already in operation on board the service’s current fixed and rotary-winged fleets.

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    Israel takes delivery of fourth C-130J


    Israel's fourth Lockheed Martin C-130J "Samson" tactical transport arrived at an air force base in the country in mid-October. It will be followed by another two examples by the end of this year.

  • Heron TP - AirTeamImages

    India moves closer to acquiring Heron TP


    The Indian air force is moving ahead with implementation of a plan to purchase the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron TP unmanned air vehicle, having joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June.