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    • Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, Jul 24, 2014One day after restricting U.S. airlines from flying to Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport for security concerns, the FAA has lifted its restriction after reviewing ‘significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation next day the agency lifted its restriction’, the agency announced around midnight, July 23rd. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • HMS QE2 floats for the first time as outgoing carrier Illustrious retires Jul 23, 2014The UK’s largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, which will begin in September. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Integrator UAV Completes 24 hour flight test Jul 22, 2014The Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has recently completed a 24-hour flight, demonstrating the platform’s expanded endurance and increased gross take-off weight. Integrator is providing the aerial platform for the US Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAS. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Israel launches a ground campaign in Gaza Jul 17, 2014Following ten days of aerial and naval attacks on terror targets in the Gaza strip, and continuous rocket fire against Israeli towns and villages by Palestinian terror groups from Gaza, Israel is increasing the pressure on Hamas in Gaza launching a ground operation within the Gaza Strip. The forces moved on 22:00 Israel Time (20:00 GMT) Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Cyber Intelligence Report – July 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014In this edition: Operation Protective Edge hits cyber realm | Operation Protective Edge in cyber industry | U.S. engaged in talks with China regarding cyber spying activity | DOD bolstering cyber security resources within civilian and military networks | South Africa’s cyber crime increases | Cyber security issues take center stage at 5th Kenya Internet Governance Forum | New Australian Center for Cyber Security | North Korea expanding cyber power | France creating national cyber reserve unit | Norway financial institutions under cyber-attack by Anonymous | NATO approves establishment of military Cyber-Polygon-Base Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Israel scrambles the 8th Iron Dome unit with David’s Sling elements Jul 11, 2014Amidst operation ‘Protective Edge’, and under barrages of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel is deploying the 8th Iron Dome battery, a step that will extend the nation’s defense against those rockets. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Embraer to manage Gripen NG development and production for Brazil’s F-X2 program Jul 11, 2014Brazilian aerospace company Embraer announced today it will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of SAAB and, in addition to its own extensive work packages, will participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries.  Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • F-35 industry team to invest $170 million to reduce the JSF production cost Jul 10, 2014The three leading industry partners in the F-35 industry team have signed an agreement with the DOD to bring down the procurement cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to the equivalent of today’s 4th generation fighters by the turn of the decade Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Israel receives new M346 trainers from Italy Jul 9, 2014The first two Lavi advanced trainer M-346 produced for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) by the Italian company Alenia Aermacchi have been delivered yesterday to the Hatzerim Israeli Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Palestinian attacks foiled by coordinated IDF response Jul 8, 2014The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza escalated today to new levels, with each sides launching over hundred attacks at the other. For the first time, a Hamas naval commando team manage to reach land north of Gaza but eliminated soon after without reaching its target. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditDiggTumblrTwitterPocket

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