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Israel Needs ‘Many Billions Immediately’ To Counter Iran: Netanyahu

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TEL AVIV: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, still trying to form a new government, said Israel must increase its defense spending by “many billions immediately and then many billions every year” as the threat from Iran “has intensified in recent weeks. Israel, he said yesterday, faces a significantly growing threat from Iran. The Israeli military recently attacked… Keep reading →

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Tipping Point? Israel Strikes To Intensify Against Iranian Targets Across Mid East

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Israeli intelligence has been following the shipments from Iran, watching Iranian operatives from the time they crossed to border and, at the right moment, attacked them. Cargo unloaded from Iranian cargo planes in Syria that landed in Damascus was destroyed only minutes after leaving the airport.

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Israel Bombs Quds Force In Syria; Thwarts Iran Armed Drone Attack

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Israel initially jammed all communications between the drone operators and their weapons and then bombed the facility on the night of Aug. 24, Israeli sources say.

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Israelis Test Classified Tunnel Tech To Stymie Terrorists; US Watches

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It is a highly classified system  based on sensors that monitor what is happening on the ground and provide warning in the event of a cavity discovery, but its full details may not be published.

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Israeli IDF’s Kochavi Plans ‘Fast & Strong’ Weapons Department

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As a first step, Kochavi wants to increase the capabilities of the IDF’s “Spearhead” units – the special units that hit fast and strong. This part of the plan explains the urgent need for a replacement for the old CH-53 of the Israeli Air Force, as well as for the Bell-Boeing V-22.

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Eye On Iran, Israelis Conduct Huge Two-Week Exercise On Cyprus

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  TEL AVIV: As the Middle Eastern kettle boils hotter, Israel is striving to improve the readiness and efficiency of its forces with regional exercises aimed, in part, at building de facto regional alliances. Syrian news agencies are reporting another air attack on the Russian-aligned country on June 12. According to Syrian news agencies, the… Keep reading →

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Israelis Invest In New Artillery: ATMOS Mobile Howitzer

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The IDF plans to replace hundreds of aging American M109s with Elbit’s ATMOS, which is 50 percent made in the US.

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B-52 Crosses Israel Enroute To Gulf States; Israeli Intel Prompts US Moves

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As Israelis celebrated their independence day, sources here told Breaking Defense that at least one of the B-52s deployed to the region passed through our airspace, headed to “one of the Gulf states.”

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Israel Rolls Out 8×8 Eitan, Eye on Exports

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Israel’s new Eitan armored personnel carrier is in final field testing with the celebrated Nahal infantry brigade, with series production to begin in 2021. Once the Israelis have enough Eitans to replace the last of their decades-old M113s, they plan to offer the new APC for export — and already foreign armies have sent observers… Keep reading →

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US, Israeli Special Forces Test Innovative Ground Vehicle

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The CH-53 landed in complete dark 10 miles from the target, a terrorist stronghold somewhere in the Middle East. The back ramp was down in two minutes: 15 U.S special forces commandos with their gear and accessories for the planned operation headed out on their way to the target. An hour and 20 minutes later the commandos could see the enemy sentries through their night vision systems. They hadn’t done double time to the target. They crossed the 10 miles from the landing site riding on new, unique vehicles.

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