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U.S. Army to receive first Israeli-made air defense system in December

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The U.S. Army is expected to begin inducting a first Iron Dome missile defense system in December 2020, according to a recent service news release. Deliveries of the first two Israeli-made Iron Dome air defense system on order for the U.S. Army are expected to commence in December 2020 and February 2021. The Army plans […]

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Israel’s Army awards contract to Rafael for FireFly loitering munition

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Jointly developed by Rafael and the IMOD, FireFly weighs only 3 kg and provides Behind-Cover Precision Attack Capabilities for the Dismounted Soldier, according to Gabriel Alberto Bazzolo. Ordered for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) ground forces, FireFly, known in the IDF as “MAOZ”, was designed for fighting within the urban warfare. Behind-Cover Tactical Precision FireFly tactical […]

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Greece awards contract to Israel’s Defense Ministry for lease several heavy drones

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The Hellenic Ministry of National Defense has signed agreements with Israel’s Defense Ministry to lease several heavy unmanned aerial vehicles. The Israel Defense Forces announced on its Twitter account that IAI Israeli Heron UAVs will be used primarily for border defense. The agreement, signed digitally by Defense Ministry director general, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Udi Adam […]

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Ukrainian forces shoot down Russian drone in Donetsk region

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Ukrainian government forces said on Sunday they had shot down a Russian drone that fly “too close” to its position in areas south-east of Svitlodarsk in the Donetsk region. “On April 5, thanks to skills of one of the detachments, which hold the line in the direction towards Svitlodarsk, a drone Zastava Bird Eye 400 was […]

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Elbit Systems to provide infrared missile warning system for U.S. Air Force F-16s

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Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems has been awarded a $471.6 million contract for a pylon-based infrared missile warning system for the U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft, according to a recent U.S. Department of Defense news release. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be complete by February 2030. […]

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Pentagon abandons plans to buy more Israeli missile defense systems

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The U.S. Department of Defense abandons plans to buy Israeli-made missile defense systems due to cyber vulnerabilities and other problems. according to The Times of Israel. The Israel-based, English-language online newspaper has reported that U.S. military curbing its plans to adopt the Iron Dome missile defense system due to concerns about its compatibility with existing […]

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U.S. State Dept approves sale of KC-46 Pegasus tankers to Israel

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The U.S. State Department has signed potential sale of up to eight KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft to Israel, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 3 March. The State Department’s approval covers the Boeing KC-46 tankers and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.4 billion. The Government of Israel has requested to […]

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Israel launches serial production of new wheeled combat vehicles

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Israel has launched serial production of new Eitan wheeled armoured personnel carriers, the country’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. “The Armored Vehicles Directorate in IMoD will begin serial production of the “Eitan” – the first wheeled APC,” the Defense Ministry message states. It also added that the new Eitan will become operational […]

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U.S. Air Force awards contract to Israel Aerospace Industries for Talon wings replacement

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The U.S. Air Force awarded the Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. a $240 million contract for replacement wings for the T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, according to a statement issued Thursday by U.S. Department of Defense. The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy […]

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Israel receives ex-U.S. Marine Corps helicopters

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The Israeli Air Force has received the new batch of the ex-U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 heavy-lift transport helicopters. The local media have reported that the Israeli Defense Ministry bought five decommissioned Sikorsky CH-53 transport helicopters from the U.S.  to use for spare parts of the Air Force’s main Yasur transport helicopter. “To address the growing […]

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