All Israel Air and Space Force articles – Page 8

  • News

    Globus upgrade enhances Israeli Hercules


    The Israeli air force's fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130 tactical transports is being equipped with a new mission planning and navigation system.

  • F-16Is - Israeli air force

    Israeli air strikes target Syrian weapons


    The Israeli air force hit at least 10 targets in Syria on 7 December, with Syrian television reports indicating that air strikes were conducted near Damascus International airport and in the town of Dimas, near the Syrian-Lebanese border.

  • F-35A - Lockheed Martin

    Israel approves order for 14 more F-35s


    Israel is to acquire a second batch of 14 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, after the nation’s cabinet approved the purchase on 30 November.

  • C-130J - Israeli air force

    Israeli C-130Js stretch legs for air force


    ​The Israeli air force is adding the newly introduced Lockheed Martin C-130J to its long-range operational capabilities, having recently performed a proving flight that helped to develop its tactics for using the "Samson".

  • News

    Israel completes F-16 Barak upgrade


    The Israeli air force has completed an extensive upgrade of its Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds, which one source says has brought the fleet back to "peak operational capability".

  • Israel V-22 pilots - Israeli air force magazine

    Budget pressures threaten Israeli V-22 deal


    ​The Israeli government will be called on soon to make a final decision about the nation's planned purchase of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. Defence minister Moshe Ya'alon wants to cancel the proposed deal, while the air force is pushing to sign it according to the contents of a ...

  • F-35A - Lockheed Martin

    IAI opens F-35 wing production line


    Israel Aerospace Industries on 4 November inaugurated its wing production line for the Lockheed Martin F-35 at its Lahav division.

  • News

    Israel investigates Islamic State MiG claims


    Israeli intelligence officials are trying to verify reports that Iraqi pilots have joined the ranks of the Islamic State terrorist organisation in Syria, and are currently operating at least three jet fighters taken from a Syrian air base.

  • News

    Israel opens M-346 'Lavi' training centre


    The Israeli air force has inaugurated a new flight training center for the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 ("Lavi") trainer at its Hazerim air base.

  • Israel Patriot - Israeli air force

    Israeli Patriot downs Syrian Su-24


    ​A Syrian air force Sukhoi Su-24 was shot down on 23 September by an Israeli Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missile. The Syrian fighter had approached the Israeli border on the Golan heights before it was brought down.

  • News

    Israel studies armed UAS claims from Iran


    ​Israel has not yet verified claims that Hezbollah militants in Lebanon used an armed unmanned air system to attack a target with a missile.

  • News

    Israel set to receive second C-130J


    ​A second Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport will be delivered to the Israeli air force soon, following a lead example which was received by the service on 9 April.

  • News

    Paint removal helps Israeli Apaches shed weight


    ​The Israeli air force's Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are to get a peeling treatment. This will not necessarily make them look better, but will improve their performance.

  • Israeli F-16 - Rex Features

    Israel to test rocket-assisted take-off with F-16


    ​The Israeli air force is developing a short field operating capability for its Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters, based on the use of a rocket-assisted take-off.

  • Skystar-300 aerostat - RT

    Israeli military inflates aerostat demand


    Israel's defence forces are expanding their use of aerostats equipped with multi-sensor payloads.

  • Patriot SAM FS - Raytheon

    Israel shoots down Syrian UAV


    ​The Israeli air force (IAF) shot down a Syrian air force unmanned air vehicle (UAV) when it entered Israeli airspace on 31 August, local sources have revealed.

  • News

    Israel shoots down Hamas-operated UAV


    ​An Israeli air force Patriot surface-to-air missile has shot down a small unmanned air vehicle that had been launched by Hamas militants from inside the Gaza Strip.

  • News

    Israeli air force details 'Protective Edge' operation


    ​The Israeli air force has performed hundreds of sorties as part of its "Protective Edge" operation, which is aimed at stopping the rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip. All types of aircraft – including unmanned – are taking part in the huge air campaign.

  • News

    Israel poised to receive first M-346 'Lavi'


    ​The Israeli air force's first Alenia Aermacchi M-346 advanced jet trainer will land at the service's Hatzerim air base later this week. A further 29 of the type will follow before the end of 2016.

  • Gaza Strike - Rex Features

    Israeli air force escalates strikes on Gaza Strip


    The Israeli air force has been on high alert since 7 July, as part of a major operation that is aimed at stopping the launch of rockets from the Gaza Strip.