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    Post  Militarov on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:24 pm

    "Halting operations with the F-16C/D unit will be part of a major adjustment programme aimed at tailoring the air force's inventory to future challenges, while taking into account the limitations of the nation's defence budget.

    Earlier this year, a contract was signed for the purchase of another 14 F-35 (Adir) fighters for the Israeli air force. The service and defence ministry had wanted to 31, but strong opposition in the Israeli cabinet limited the number in a $2.82 billion deal. The order includes options for the 17 additional aircraft, and Flightglobal has previously quoted defence ministry sources as saying efforts will continue to acquire the additional number needed to match the air force's operational needs. According to the Israeli defence ministry – which signed a first, 19-aircraft order in 2010 – the first two F-35s will land in the nation at the end of 2016.

    Flightglobal's Fleets Analyzer database records Israel as operating 77 F-16C fighters and 48 D-model trainers."


    Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/israeli-air-force-details-f-35-transition-plan-419773/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:33 am

    Lockheed Begins Assembly of First Israeli F-35

    WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has officially begun assembly of Israel’s first F-35 “Adir” fighter jet at the company's facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The aircraft, designated AS-1, last week began its “mate” process, where the major components are joined to form the full structure, according to a Jan. 10 Lockheed statement. Lockheed plans to deliver AS-1 to the Israel Air Force (IAF) later this year.

    “These 5th Generation aircraft will greatly enhance the IAF’s ability to defend the State of Israel from the serious threats we face,” Aharon Marmarosh, director of the Israel Ministry of Defense Mission in New York, said in the statement.

    Israel plans to buy a total of 33 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft to replace its aging F-15s and F-16s. Israel is also a key contributor to development of the plane; its Elbit Systems is partnered with Rockwell Collins on the Generation III helmet, which provides pilots a 360-degree view of the battlefield.

    “Today marks a new beginning for tactical aviation for Israel,” said Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin F-35 program manager, according to the statement. “Lockheed Martin is proud of our long and storied relationship with Israel’s armed forces. The F-35A Adir strengthens our solid relationship with the IAF and ensures that the Israeli aerospace industry will remain strong for decades to come.”

    Lockheed successfully delivered 45 F-35s to international partners and the US services in 2015, meeting the production goal for the year. But this is only the beginning of a global ramp-up: By the end of 2019, the Joint Program Office will have 493 operational jets around the globe, compared with just 126 today.


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    Post  OminousSpudd on Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:54 am

    George1 wrote:Lockheed Begins Assembly of First Israeli F-35

    Enjoy, Israel. lol1
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    Post  max steel on Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:57 am

    Long-range fashion catches on in IAF


    Waiting so long for Rafael to respond to a new fashion in missile technology seemed surprising only because the state-owned Israeli weapons and sensor house is most often the industry’s leading trendsetter.

    But Rafael has been curiously slow to respond to a clear trend within the air-to-air missile community. In the past decade, the most anticipated new missiles – the Chinese PL-12, MBDA Meteor, Raytheon AIM-120D and Vympel RVV-AE-PD – have all shared a similar trait. As advanced sensors push the detection range of missile firing platforms ever farther, missile manufacturers have responded with new weapons with ranges beyond 54nm (100km), or twice that of the Rafael medium-range, radar-guided Derby weapon.

    Despite evidence of a development programme extending back to 2004, confirmation of a so-called “Python 6” programme with 54nm range emerged only recently and under a different name.

    Rafael finally announced the existence of the I-Derby-ER missile at the Paris air show in June 2015, shortly after acknowledging that a new long-range missile was in the works at Aero India in February of the same year.

    This improved and extended-range Derby missile represents a sharp philosophical split within Rafael from only six years ago, when executives openly discussed basing the long-range Python 6 on the Stunner, a surface-to-air missile now in development with Raytheon for Israel’s David’s Sling air defence system.

    The Python 6 “was a concept. Right now, we’ve decided to go in different way with I-Derby-ER,” says Yossi Horowitz, Rafael marketing director and deputy general manager of the air superiority systems division.

    To double the range of the baseline Derby missile, Rafael needed to make significant changes. The Derby itself was developed as a straightforward extension of the infrared-guided Python 4, originally equipped with a radar seeker developed jointly by Rafael and Israel Aerospace Industries. The I-Derby variant replaces the IAI travelling wave tube-based seeker with a Rafael-developed solid-state transmitter and receiver.

    For the extended-range version, Rafael has also added a dual-pulse solid rocket motor. By firing a secondary pulse of energy as the missile nears the target, a dual-pulse motor can extend the flight time of a missile compared with that of a single-pulse motor, which must keep more solid propellant stored in reserve for the terminal sequence.

    Room for the dual-pulse motor in the I-Derby-ER is created by the addition of another innovation. Instead of using a seeker and a separate fuse to arm the warhead, the new Israeli product combines the two components into an integrated sensor and fusing system.

    Such a system has been pursued outside Israel for several years. In 2008, the US Air Force Research Laboratory commissioned contractors to develop such technology under the seeker integrated target endgame (SITES) programme. If the technology worked, it was intended to be integrated in the US Air Force’s now-cancelled next generation missile (NGM) programme, which was then seeking to replace the Raytheon AGM-120 AMRAAM and AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) with a single weapon.

    In both cases, the purpose of the integrated sensor and fusing system was the same. A derivative such as the I-Derby-ER needs to create space within the fixed volume of the missile’s airframe and combining two components into one is a perfect solution.

    How the Israeli Air Force and Rafael’s export customers will use the missile is a different question. Though expected to be integrated on the IAF fighter fleet, the ultra-long-range I-Derby-ER seems an odd fit for a country the size of Israel. In that sense, Rafael’s apparent tardiness in creating a 54nm-range missile may be excused. Horowitz, for his part, acknowledges the contradiction of a small country developing an extended-range missile for air defence.

    “Personally, I’m a bit confused about intercepting targets beyond 100km from the launch aircraft. What is 100km? In Israel, it means you are launching [a missile] against someone that is out of your country. Who knows what is going on in this area? Who can detect the target? Unless you know it’s a tanker or an [electronic warfare] aircraft, what is the mission?” Horowitz asks. “But it is a fashion. And you must know some of the [capabilities] of missiles is a fashion.”

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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:48 am

    Another Israeli drone maker breaks cover



    Despite its low profile, Flightglobal has learned details of Meteor's first UAV. Named Impact, the medium-altitude, long-endurance design can carry a 150kg (330lb) payload. Powered by a 100hp fuel-injection engine, the aircraft has a flight endurance in excess of 24h.

    Nissan refuses to release further details, but says the company has already secured orders for the Impact and other systems valued at $100 million, plus options worth another $150 million. Negotiations with other potential customers continue.

    Meteor is also developing two other UAVs, he reveals. "One will be bigger than the Impact, and the other one smaller." Additional activities include developing unmanned ground vehicles, unmanned maritime vessels and precision strike weapon systems.


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    Post  max steel on Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:57 am

    Israeli Drone Feeds Hacked By British and American Intelligence

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    Post  Militarov on Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:34 pm

    "The Israel Defense Forces will be receiving another three Super Hercules transport planes by the end of the year, supplementing the three aircraft it already has at its Nevatim airbase in the southern part of the country.

    In 2014, Haaretz reported that the Israel Air Force had reached agreement to buy one additional Hercules and was considering buying three. The planes, which each cost $75 million and are dubbed Shimshon – Samson – in Hebrew, are being purchased by the Defense Ministry as part of the financial aid allocation provided to Israel by the Americans.

    The new and improved Super Hercules is considered particularly well suited for special air force missions. It can carry heavier cargo than previous Hercules models and can fly at lower altitudes. It can carry 128 passengers or four motor vehicles and, in a different configuration, can accommodate 92 parachutists or 97 stretchers."

    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/israel-defense-forces-will-be-receiving-another-three-super-hercules-transport-planes.html
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:59 am

    The first F-35I for Israel

    June 22, 2016 the company Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth (Texas, USA), the ceremony of rolling out the first built for fighter Israeli Air Force F-35I Lightning II (Israeli designation Adir) - aircraft with a serial AS-1 number (Israeli side number "901"). The rollout ceremony was attended by Minister of Defense of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, who is in the United States on an official visit, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Air Force Brigadier General Tal Kelman, representatives of the defense ministries of Israel and the United States and the management corporation Lockheed Martin.







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    Post  max steel on Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:17 pm

    More F-35 orders remain on horizon for Israel

    The Israeli Air Force’s chief of staff has recommended the purchase of an additional 17 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, but that decision is pending authorisation from the Israeli government.
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    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:58 am

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    Israel fails to shoot down UAV

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that flew from Syria into Israeli-controlled airspace over the central Golan Heights on 17 July survived three attempts to it shoot down, the Israeli military has admitted.

    The Israeli Air Force fired two Patriot surface-to-air missiles and an air-to-air missile from F-16 at the UAV. All appeared to miss their target and the aircraft returned into Syrian airspace shortly after the attempts to shoot it down.

    Localised air raid sirens went off in areas on the Golan Heights bordering Syria during the incident. A 14-year-old Israeli girl sustained light injuries when she was hit by the remnants of a Patriot missile falling to the ground.
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    Post  max steel on Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:22 pm

    Spice 1000, is an advanced electro-optic munition.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:46 pm

    The first Israeli fighter F-35I flew





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    Post  airstrike on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:11 am

    Photo: Israeli Air Force F-16I crashes in southern Israel

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/10/06/photo-israeli-air-force-f-16i-crashes-in-negev/
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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:06 pm

    theking950 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JChwrALofLQ

    Good Lord, war has gotten high tech.
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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:31 am

    Israel to Buy 17 More Beleaguered F-35 Fighter Jets From US

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611281047906269-israel-17-f35/


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    Post  George1 on Tue May 30, 2017 1:39 am

    Israel extends the capabilities of the M-346 aircraft

    Thus, less than a year has passed since the arrival of the last "Lavi", but the Air Force of Israel is already working on the modernization of the aircraft in order to expand its capabilities in the training of flight personnel. Together with the manufacturer, work is under way to equip the aircraft with inert training bombs and suspended fuel tanks. In the future, the aircraft manufacturer will be able to offer a similar upgrade to other customers.

    The work is at an advanced stage - testing a prototype in the Israel Air Force Test Flight Center. M-346 also received updated software, based on the experience gained by the Israeli Air Force during almost 3 years of operation of the M-346.



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    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:28 am

    Israel's Stunner air-to-air missile

    Stunner is the name of the interceptor missile used in the Srave of David (David's Sling) and Patriot PAAC-4.



    Back in 2009, the issue of creating an air-to-air version of this missile was raised. And in November 2015 it was reported that "Raphael" is at a "very advanced stage" in this matter. And so, the first photos appeared. The rocket is mounted on the suspension unit at the end of the right wing of the F-16I B / N 848, the aircraft carries the symbols of the Squadron of the Air Force Testing Center ("Taseet MANAT 5601"). On the symmetric left-wing suspension assembly, the F-16I carries an air-to-air missile AIM-120 AMRAAM.

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