All Israel Air and Space Force articles – Page 5

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    Unmanned systems use to grow under Israel's five-year plan


    Israel's defence forces have completed the preparation of the nation's next five-year plan, with one of its main pillars an increase in the number of unmanned systems to be deployed by the air force.

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    Israel, Russia discuss encounter over Syria


    A recent encounter over Syria involving combat aircraft from the Israeli and Russian air forces was among the topics discussed during a 21 April meeting between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russia president Vladimir Putin.

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    C-130J fleet additions sought by Israel


    Israel is close to starting negotiations linked to a planned deal to boost its fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports, sources in the nation have indicated.

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    Israel sets date for F-35 arrival


    ​The first two of Israel's Lockheed Martin F-35I "Adir" fighters are scheduled to land in the nation on 12 December, with another six to be delivered in 2017.

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    Israel holds firm on increasing F-35 purchase


    Israel's desire to acquire additional examples of the Lockheed Martin F-35 is likely to be advanced even if Washington does not agree to increase the level of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) made available to the nation.

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    F-35I C4 software enters production


    ​The command software system for the Israeli air force’s (IAF) new Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir combat aircraft has entered production following completion of the development and testing phase.

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    Israeli know-how keeps aged CH-53s ready for duty


    The Israeli air force has in recent months re-emphasised its urgent need to acquire a replacement for an ageing fleet of Sikorsky CH-53 "Yasur" helicopters. The service has expressed its operational need to introduce the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, but budget restrictions have delayed a contract, and sources note the ...

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    More powerful Flying Elephant UAV to carry out flight tests


    ​A new version of the Elbit Systems/Bluebird Flying Elephant cargo-carrying unmanned air vehicle is set to carry out flight trials in the coming months.

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    IAF looks to increase endurance of Heron TP


    ​The Israeli air force (IAF) and Israel Aerospace Industries are working to “significantly” increase the endurance of the Heron TP unmanned air vehicle from its current 36h.

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    Israeli air force increases King Air intelligence flights


    ​The number of operational missions being performed by the Israeli air force's manned reconnaissance aircraft is on the rise, despite an increase in the number of unmanned air vehicles performing similar missions.

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    Rafael targets sensor opportunity on F-35I Adir


    Replacement equipment to be installed in the Israeli air force's (IAF) Lockheed Martin F-35I "Adir" fighters could include an indigenous targeting and reconnaissance system. Currently, an evaluation is focusing on the potential installation of Rafael's Litening or Reccelite designs, in place of the F-35's baseline electro-optical targeting system.

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    US Foreign Military Funding talks key to Israeli tanker plan


    Decisions about whether Israel will select Boeing's KC-46A tanker and ask for additional Lockheed Martin F-35s will depend on the result of current negotiations about the size of the US Foreign Military Funding (FMF) package that the nation will receive over the next 10 years.

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    Israel assesses Russian and Syrian air co-operation


    ​Moscow and Damascus are reportedly carrying out joint air operations in Syria, which has caused the Israeli air force to reassess its concept of operations as it works to prevent the flow of weapons through the country to other terrorist cells.

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    Lockheed starts systems retrofit on Israeli C-130J


    Work to install additional systems on the first of the Israeli air force's Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports began in mid-January at the manufacturer's facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

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    Israel's lead F-35 enters final assembly


    Lockheed Martin has begun the final assembly of Israel’s first F-35 Lightning II, having passed a key milestone at its Fort Worth site in Texas on 7 January

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    IAF retires Skyhawk trainer fleet


    The Israeli air force (IAF) has retired its McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fleet after 48 years in service.

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    IAI to offer surplus Hercules to France


    Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Bedek group will make an unsolicited proposal for the supply of four upgraded Lockheed Martin C-130Es to the French air force. Sources in France confirm that they expect to receive a proposal from IAI.

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    Israeli air force details F-35 transition plan


    ​The Israeli air force plans to close one of its Lockheed Martin F-16C/D squadrons in 2017, in parallel with the service's new-generation F-35 "Adir" achieving initial operational capability.

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    Hermes 900 reaches full operational status for Israel


    ​Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 unmanned air system has become fully operational with the Israeli air force.

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    Israel approves funds for 'Air Force One' conversion


    Israel's cabinet has approved a budget to purchase and adapt an "Air Force One"-style aircraft that will serve the nation's prime minister.