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

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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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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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CEO Lynn: Classified Work ‘Critical’ To Leonardo DRS’ US Success

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“We are heavily in the Army sensor market and network computing. That’s where we’re able to improve our position,” Lynn told me. “It’s creating new markets that’s been the key.”

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Lockheed Adds Some Israeli SPICE To Kinetics Market

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It’s a global coming-out party for the precision munition, already used by the Israeli Air Force in Syria.

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Israel Chafes As US Reported To Block David’s Sling Export Bid

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The Swiss want a new anti-missile defense system and asked for bids. We’re hearing the US leaned on Israel so Rafael did not submit a bid. Israel, as this story makes clear, really does want to bid.

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Army Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The new approach will focus on an urgent but largely unmet threat: Russian and Chinese cruise missiles.

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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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Army Bradley Brigade Will Get Israeli Anti-Missile System: Iron Fist

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WASHINGTON: Seeking to stop Russian-made anti-tank missiles, the US Army will buy Israel’s Iron Fist Active Protection System for a brigade of its M2 Bradley armored vehicles, Breaking Defense has learned. The decision comes after weeks of confusing statements by Army officials and months of delays fitting the high-tech active protection on a Cold War-vintage… Keep reading →

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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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Rafael, Lockheed Pitch Spike Missile For Army Helicopters

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Three weeks ago, US Army experts traveled to the Negev Desert to watch a test of the latest, longest-range version of Rafael’s Spike missile. Fired from an Israeli AH-64 Apache, the same gunship used by US attack helicopter squadrons, the Spike NLOS struck a target 20 miles away — four times the range of the… Keep reading →

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