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Israel Unveils New Ground Forces Concept: Fast & Very High Tech

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The first demonstration of Carmel was held Aug. 4 before the Ministry of Defense Director General, the IDF Deputy Chief of General Staff, commander of the Ground Forces, the head of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development, and other senior defense officials.

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US Ban On Arrow Exports Overshadows Alaska Test

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As Americans and Israelis celebrated the successful test of the Israeli Arrow-3 missile in Kodiak, Alaska, one factor cast a long shadow over the feast: the Americans’ repeated refusal to let the Israelis export the weapon. For any Israeli weapon developed with US funds, Washington has a veto over any sales outside of Israel itself,… Keep reading →

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Turkey Is Cozying Up To China After F-35 Expulsion, Israelis Warn

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TEL AVIV: The expulsion of Turkey from the F-35 program could lead to closer relations for the NATO ally with China, a move likely to have far-reaching implications in the Middle East, Israeli national security experts say. There is no doubt that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will now strengthen relations with China, says Uzi Rabi,… Keep reading →

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Crunch Time For Israeli Air Force: F-15X Or F-35?

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Last month, the defense ministry issued official inquiries into acquiring both aircraft — but, for now, the budget can buy only one.

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Lockheed Teams With Airbus, ELTA, Rafael For Israeli Contracts & US Cash

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New restrictions on US aid to Israel is driving companies to seek American partners.

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Back Off, Iran: US & Israel Complete Groundbreaking Missile Defense Exercise

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For the first time, the US plugged its high-altitude THAAD into the Israeli missile defense network — just one of the ways the two countries are cooperating against Iran.

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Israel: Does Elbit’s Rise Mean IAI’s Downfall?

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“Before I took office,” IAI chairman Harel Locker said at a recent conference, “(I) realized that if the company did not change, it could collapse within a few years.”

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Israelis Seek Lasers Vs. Hamas, Hezbollah Rocket Barrages

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Israel largely abandoned lasers 12 years ago, but “there is a growing number of experts that understand the mistake that was made,” a senior Israeli source told Breaking Defense. “(We’re) ready to restart development with the more advanced building blocks available today.”

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US Army Pursues Israeli Robots

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TARDEC, soon to be part of the new Army Futures Command, is exploring a wide range of Israeli robots. But IAI is already looking into the next generation: “flocks” or swarms of robotic systems that communicate with each other and collaborate to accomplish their mission.

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Israeli Worries About Chinese Investment Spark Calls For Closer Scrutiny

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TEL AVIV: Israel needs something like America’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to monitor and, when needed, curtail Chinese investment that may pose a national security threat. “Surprisingly, we don’t have a body that supervises operations of Chinese companies in Israel and that is very worrying. I hope that this will… Keep reading →

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