All Israel Air and Space Force articles – Page 9

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    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.

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    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.

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    Budget spat grounds Israeli training flights


    ​The high command of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has decided to cancel almost all air force training flights until further notice, due to budget cuts. The unprecedented decision marks the peak in a heated debate between the nation's defence and finance ministries about the new defence budget.

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    Israel details Lavi trainer benefits


    ​The introduction of the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 "Lavi" advanced jet trainer aircraft into the Israeli air force's inventory will enable the service to reduce the time of its pilot training course by six months.

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    Israeli air force details Hermes operations


    ​The Israeli air force is operating its Elbit Systems Hermes 450 and Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicles from Palmachim air base, with the service describing the types as currently "performing intelligence and forces-directing missions around the clock".

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    Israeli cabinet approves ‘Air Force One’ investment


    ​The Israeli cabinet has approved the proposed investment in a dedicated aircraft that will serve the nation's prime minister and president on official trips. Reached on 4 May, the decision – which approved the recommendations of a professional committee – was made after years of debating the issue.

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    Israel welcomes arrival of first C-130J transport


    ​The Israeli air force's first Lockheed Martin C-130J "Samson" tactical transport has been formally delivered to its Nevatim air base, during a 9 April ceremony.

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    Israeli squadrons trial joint combat formation


    ​The Israeli air force has unveiled a new strategy intended to increase the operational capabilities of its fighting squadrons at a time of war – operating two different types of aircraft very closely.

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    Israel's first C-130J set for delivery on 9 April


    ​The Israeli air force's first Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport will arrive in the nation on 9 April, with preparations at its Nevatim air base having been completed.

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    Hermes 900 stars for Israel


    Israel's air force has equipped its Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicles with undisclosed specialist payloads, and also formally named the type the Kochav (Star).

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    Israel suspends training flights after F-16I mishap


    ​The Israeli air force has halted all its training flights for one day, after a Lockheed Martin F-16I pilot suffered a bout of vertigo, or spatial disorientation, on 25 March.

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    Israeli air force strikes Syrian targets


    ​After many so-called "Phantom attacks" conducted inside Syria in recent months that have been attributed to Israel, the nation's air force performed a wide-scale attack on Syrian targets over the night of 18 March.

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    Israel boosts anti-UAS defences


    ​The Israeli air force is adapting some of its systems and adding others, to be ready for a wide unmanned air systems attack on targets inside the country in a future military confrontation.

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    Israel scrambles F-16s as Syrian jets near border


    Israeli air force fighters have been scrambled four times on 7 March so far, when Syrian combat aircraft approached the border with Israel on the Golan Heights.

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    CAE to upgrade Israeli Black Hawk simulator


    ​The Israeli air force has contracted CAE to upgrade a simulator for its CH-53 transport and UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters.

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    Israeli Apaches get self-defence enhancement


    The Israeli air force is equipping its Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters with two new systems that will improve the aircraft's capability to defend itself from threats.

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    Rafael advances missile evaluation for Israeli F-35s


    Rafael has completed an initial evaluation of the requirements for a sixth-generation air-to-air missile that will be carried by the Israeli air force's Lockheed Martin F-35s

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    Israeli Westwind maritime patrol fleet to fly on


    ​The Israeli navy will continue to rely on a mix of manned and unmanned systems for maritime patrol missions.

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    Israel requests six-aircraft V-22 purchase


    Israel is advancing with its plans to field the Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor transport, with its acquisition of a six-strong fleet to be worth more than $1 billion.

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    Israeli air force developing health management system for UAS


    ​The Israeli air force's unit 108 is developing health management systems for unmanned air systems, in a bid to detect potential issues before they become critical in-flight.