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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for Elbit System’s new technological campus at Ramat Beka in the Negev Desert, Nov. 2, 2021. Credit: Ariel Hermoni, Israeli Defense Ministry.

Gantz: Defense budget will allow Israel to develop new tools, plans, technologies

The new Israeli defense budget expected to be approved by the Knesset this month as part of the national budget vote will enable Israel to develop new tools, operational plans and technologies to take...
Military defense products and platforms at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) exhibition and conference in 2017. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli Defense Ministry presents products, platforms at key American exhibition

Israel’s Ministry of Defense is presenting a series of products and platforms at the annual Association of United States Army (AUSA) exhibition and conference in Washington D.C., being held from Oct. 11 to Oct....
The “Seagull USV” provides naval forces with some major advantages in their ability to patrol, monitor and neutralize threats, both on the sea surface and underwater. Credit: Elbit Systems.

As underwater threats proliferate, autonomous Israeli sea vessel stands guard

During the recent escalation between Hamas and Israel, the terrorist organization based in the Gaza Strip launched an ambitious attempt to damage a critical Israeli infrastructure target. According to the Israel Defense Forces, Hamas’s naval...
IDF Brig. Gen. (res.) Yair Kulas (right) and Theodoros Lagios, director-general of the Greek General Directorate for Defense, at the signing of the largest-ever defense procurement agreement between Israel and Greece, April 18, 2021. Credit: Hellenic Ministry of Defense.

Israel and Greece sign $1.6 billion defense agreement

Israel and Greece announced on Sunday the signing of a defense cooperation agreement worth approximately 5.4 billion shekels ($1.6 billion). The agreement includes the establishment of a flight training center for the Hellenic Air Force,...
A Beechcraft T-6 Texan II training aircraft. Credit: Elbit Systems.

Greece, Israel to sign largest-ever defense procurement deal

Greece has approved Israel’s bid for a 20-year, $1.68 billion defense contract for the establishment of a flight school for the Hellenic Air Force, Israel’s Defense Ministry announced on Monday. The defense procurement agreement,...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visiting the Home Front Command's Corona Headquarters. Credit: Jorge Novinski/GPO.

IDF’s coronavirus headquarters begins new stage of operations

One month after being formed, the Israel Defense Forces’ Coronavirus Command began its second stage of operations on Tuesday, taking over epidemiological tracking efforts nationwide. The development comes one day after the cabinet approved a...
Elbit Systems safe grenade. Credit: Courtesy.

Safe-grenade production program up and running at disability center

A housing complex for adults with learning disabilities has begun producing a key component in a grenade that is able to withstand gunfire without detonating. The Rimon (Grenade) Center was inaugurated earlier this month at...
Israel Defense Forces' personnel have taken over the handling of international arrivals at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Credit: Israel Ministry of Defense.

Israeli defense company begins production of thousands of advanced ventilators

 Israeli defense company Elbit Systems has set up a new production line to make thousands of advanced ventilators for hospitals in recent days. A senior company source told JNS that the production line at Elbit...
Israel Air Force General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Feb. 2, 2011. Credit: Ofer Zidon/Flash90.

Israeli defense firm Elbit, US Air Force sign $471 million contract

The Israeli defense firm Elbit announced on Monday that its U.S. subsidiary has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force worth up to $471 million. Over a 10-year period, Elbit Systems of America will equip F-16...
A Remote Control Weapon Station integrated into a light armored vehicle. Credit: Elbit Systems.

Israel and Montenegro sign first major defense contract

Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems announced on Monday that following the signing of a historic contract between the defense ministries of Israel and Montenegro, the company had won a $35 million contract to supply...