All Israel Air and Space Force articles – Page 4

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    Pilot killed in Israeli F-16I crash


    The pilot of an Israeli air force Lockheed Martin F-16I "Sufa" was killed when his aircraft caught fire and crashed during an attempted landing at Ramon air base in the south of the country on 5 October.

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    IAF will select existing UAV for training academy


    The Israeli air force (IAF) will select an off-the-shelf training system for its unmanned air vehicle academy, scrapping a previous plan to develop a bespoke training UAV.

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    Israeli air force seeks new training helicopter


    Israel’s air force is in the final stages of selecting new rotorcraft for use by its flying academy, with the AgustaWestland AW119, Airbus Helicopters H125 and Bell Helicopter 407GXP the remaining contenders.

  • Drone Guard - IAI

    IAI Drone Guard system carries out flight demos


    ​Israel Aerospace Industries’ Drone Guard counter-unmanned air vehicle system has recently participated in a series of demonstrations to showcase its capability to potential customers.

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    Israel moves ahead with $100m presidential transport


    Israel has approved the acquisition of an aircraft to serve as an Air Force One-style transport for the prime minister, although details of the contract are veiled in secrecy.

  • F-35A Adir - Lockheed Martin

    PICTURES: First flight for Israel's F-35A Adir


    Lockheed Martin completed the first flight of an F-35A Adir for the Israeli air force on 25 July, just one month after rolling the aircraft out at its Fort Worth site in Texas on 22 June.

  • Searcher UAV - IAI

    UAV incursion strengthens Israeli sales ban with Moscow


    The incursion of an Israeli-made unmanned air vehicle into that nation’s airspace from inside Syria on 17 July has provided the authorities in Washington with another reason to block future sales of such equipment to Moscow. reason to block any future sales of such equipment to Moscow.

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    Israel may contract out F-35 maintenance


    Israel is considering contracting out the heavy maintenance of its future Lockheed Martin F-35As, as it seeks domestic provision of overhaul activities on the type.

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    Israel's Meteor works on new MALE UAV


    Meteor, the newest Israeli manufacturer of unmanned air vehicles, is developing an advanced medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) platform.

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    Israel further assesses F-35B buy


    Israel's potential acquisition of the short take-off and vertical landing B-model of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter, to complement its ordered fleet of F-35As, has gained further momentum following a recent strategic assessment.

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    IAF implements crack fix for F-16 fleet


    The Israeli air force has introduced ultrasound maintenance measures to enable it to swiftly repair cracks in the wings of its fighter fleet.

  • C-130 - Israeli air force

    IAF develops tanking capability


    Aerial refuelling has become one of the top priorities of the Israeli air force, and in recent months various tests have been carried out to help provide longer-range operations for helicopters and heavy transport aircraft.

  • SpyLite - BlueBird

    BlueBird reveals enhanced variant of SpyLite UAV


    ​BlueBird has unveiled a new version of its SpyLite mini unmanned air vehicle, which the company says can perform covert surveillance missions in GPS-denied and jamming conditions.

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    PICTURE: Israel accepts final M-346 Lavi trainer


    Israel's air force on 7 June accepted delivery of its last Aermacchi M-346 "Lavi" trainer from Leonardo-Finmeccanica, with all 30 of its examples having been accepted since March 2014.

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    Israel prepares ground for F-35I testing


    ​The Israeli air force's chief flight test engineer wants an early as possible delivery of its Lockheed Martin F-35 test asset, to expedite the process of adapting locally-produced weapon systems to the aircraft.

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    Israel steps up interest in KC-46 tanker


    ​Israel's air force has been briefed on the status of the US Air Force's in-development Boeing KC-46A tanker, and has an immediate request for at least two examples.

  • CH-53 - Israel Defence Force

    Israel reveals defensive boost for CH-53 fleet


    ​The Israeli air force has confirmed for the first time that an advanced missile approach warning system was incorporated as part of the 2025 upgrade programme for its Sikorsky CH-53 transport helicopters.

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    First Italian air force G550 arrives in Israel for AEW mods


    ​The first of two Gulfstream G-550 business jets for the Italian air force have arrived at Israel Aerospace Industries’ facilities, ahead of reconfiguration into an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

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    Larger Flying Elephant carries out cargo drop tests


    ​The new larger variant of the Elbit Systems/Bluebird Flying Elephant cargo-carrying unmanned air vehicle prototype has completed a series of air drops.

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    Israel starts weapons testing for F-35 Adir


    Israel's air force has tested new versions of some of the locally-made weapon systems that will be carried by its Lockheed Martin F-35s.