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Representatives from the Israeli and U.S. Air Forces during a meeting in July 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

Israeli and American militaries tighten air-defense cooperation

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Representatives from the U.S. and Israeli Air Forces met last month to discuss a remarkable development: what the Israel Defense Forces described as “updated orders for the cooperation between the two nations’ air-defense systems...
Israel Defense Force Artillery Corps fire into Lebanon near the border with Israel after Hezbollah launches 19 rockets, some at Kiryat Shmona in the north, on Aug. 6, 2021. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

In wake of rocket attacks on Israel, Hezbollah tries to signal it’s ‘in control’

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Hezbollah’s decision to fire 19 rockets at northern Israel on Friday came after the Lebanese terror organization took 24 hours to deliberate over a major dilemma: How should it respond to Israeli airstrikes in Southern Lebanon,...
Russia's Checkmate fighter jet on display at the MAKS international air exhibition. Source: Screenshot.

Russia’s new ‘Checkmate’ stealth jet expected to arrive in the Middle East

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As soon as it can enter into operations, the new Russian single-engine stealth fighter jet will likely arrive in the Middle East through future arms sales to local countries, though this does not form...
The four women who earned their IAF wings last week. Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

Israeli Air Force welcomes fifth-ever female fighter pilot

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Four women and 35 men received their Israeli Air Force wings last week at a graduation ceremony in Hatzerim Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. The newly minted IAF pilots include the first woman...
An explosions in the air over Damascus during what Syrian media claims was an Israeli strike on targets in the area, on Feb. 6, 2020. Credit: SANA.

Syria reports multiple Israeli strikes in center, north

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Israel struck targets in central and southern Syria on Tuesday night, official Syrian media reported on Wednesday. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted a Syrian military source as saying the strikes were launched from...
Rockets being launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel on May 4, 2019. Photo by Hassan Jedi/Flash90.

Israel strikes Hamas targets in response to rocket barrages from Gaza

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The Israeli Air Force launched retaliatory strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza early Monday morning, following three separate rocket and mortar attacks from the terrorist-run enclave late Sunday night, the Israel Defense Forces said...
An Israeli Apache helicopter at an aerial show in honor of an Israeli Air Force Flight Course graduation ceremony at the Hatzerim Air Base in the Negev desert, Dec. 29, 2016. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Syria: Israeli helicopter struck target in Syrian Golan Heights

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An Israeli helicopter fired a missile at a target on the Syrian Golan Heights early on Thursday, according to Syrian state media. “A helicopter for the Israeli enemy carried out an attack with a missile...
Flagship projects include the “Operational Internet,” which is designed to act like the civilian Internet and turn every component in the military into a partner that can team up with another partner. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

IDF is undergoing a digital transformation that will link air, sea and ground units

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In the past, when ground units spotted a target and wished to transmit the data to an Israel Air Force aircraft, the process would take tens of minutes and involve an entire chain of...
Olivier Dassault. Credit: Gabriel Erem.

Killed in helicopter crash in France, Olivier Dassault, 69, leaves personal legacy upon family...

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On Sunday afternoon, March 7, my phone rang. The call came from a friend in Paris telling me about a fatal helicopter crash in which one of the victims was my dear friend, Olivier...
Tanker jet manufactured by Boeing, which the Israeli military will be acquiring. Credit: Boeing.

IDF approves procurement of two KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets

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Israel formally approved plans over the weekend to procure two KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets, the government announced on Monday. The Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed by Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. (res.), Mishel Ben-Baruch...