All Israel Air and Space Force articles – Page 6

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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.

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    Static Arrow launchers to boost Israel's defences


    The Israeli air force’s Defence Sword unit, which operates the Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, has received its first static launchers.

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    Israel air defence counters UAV threat


    ​Israel is increasingly concerned with the proliferation of unmanned air vehicles throughout the Middle East, particularly with the number in the hands of terrorist organisations operating in neighbouring countries.

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    Israel requests extra squadron of F-15s


    An additional squadron of advanced Boeing F-15s has been revealed as one of the elements of a so-called "compensation package" requested by Israel in exchange for the US government backing a lifting of sanctions against Iran.

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    Syrian UAV activity alarms Israel


    Israeli sources have described the current activity over Syria as being a "traffic jam" of unmanned air vehicles, with the number of types involved having increased since the Russian military became actively involved in the conflict.

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    Polish F-16s to join Israeli exercise


    A deployment of some of the Polish air force's Lockheed Martin F-16s to Israeli bases as part of the forthcoming Blue Flag exercise will allow the service to evaluate some Israeli-made systems that are on its shopping list.

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    Israel flies upgraded C-130H


    The Israeli air force has performed the first flight of an upgraded Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transport, under a modernisation programme launched in 2012.

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    Russian air strikes in Syria a 'recipe for trouble', cautions Israel


    ​Russian air force strike aircraft began to attack rebel camps inside Syria on 30 September, with unconfirmed reports claiming that Moscow asked Washington to clear the required airspace of any US aircraft.

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    Israel hones joint skills with Greek air force


    ​The Israeli and Greek air forces have, in recent weeks, performed a big joint exercise.

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    Israel to request exclusive use of F-35 in Middle East


    Israel is expected to request exclusive access, among Middle Eastern nations, to some US technologies – including the Lockheed Martin F-35 –  ​as part of a "compensation package" being sought following Washington's support earlier this year for a lifting of economic and trade sanctions on Iran.

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    Russia, Israel to co-ordinate over operations in Syrian airspace


    ​"Hot lines" between Moscow and Tel Aviv aim to ensure the Israeli air force can continue its operations in Syrian airspace, despite the growing Russian military presence in the country, in the air and on the ground.

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    Israel Hermes 900 training nears completion


    The Israeli air force is close to completing the full integration of Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 ‘Kochav’ unmanned air vehicle, with the service having recently operated the type without support from the manufacturer's technical team. More of its personnel are set to be certified to operate the aircraft in the ...

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    Netanyahu, Putin to discuss Russian build-up in Syria


    One of the main issues that will be discussed during an emergency meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow next week is a set of operational procedures that will avoid any potential clash between Russian personnel and the Israeli air force over Syria.

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    Israel wary of bolstered Syrian air force


    An increased Russian presence inside Syria – including on some air bases – may limit the Israeli air force's ability to perform strikes against targets in the country that are connected to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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    Israel hones manned-unmanned operating procedures


    ​The dramatic increase in the number of joint missions in which the Israeli air force is using both manned and unmanned aircraft has brought it to implement special procedures that enable a seamless operation.

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    Israel seeks more special mission-adapted G550s


    Israel's air force wants to increase the number of its airborne early warning and electronic intelligence-gathering systems based on the Gulfstream G550 "Nachshon" business jet.

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    Israel upgrades F-16Is to cope with missile threat


    ​Israel is upgrading its Lockheed Martin F-16I combat aircraft with several undisclosed systems in order to cope with the increased threat from surface-launched missiles.

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    Upgraded C-130H nears test flight for Israel


    ​The first flight of an Israeli air force Lockheed Martin C-130H equipped with a new avionics suite is expected to take place soon, according to a senior officer from the service.

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    Israeli air force looks for lift from CH-53K


    The Israeli air force has formalised an operational requirement for Sikorsky's CH-53K heavy transport helicopter, with the type listed as a "very high priority" item for the service.

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    Israeli UAV performed air strike, Syrian media claims


    Local media reports claim that Israel conducted another "phantom attack" on the Syrian Golan Heights on 29 July, killing three militants from the Popular Resistance Committees: a group loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.