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IDF Debuts Drone Swarms to Seek and Attack Hidden Targets

During the recent 'Guardian of the Walls' operations in Gaza, Israel's Defense Forces (IDF) employed swarms of unmanned systems to strike inside the enemy area to seek and destroy hidden targets. This was the combat debut of a new capability developed by the IDF that demonstrated the great value of manned-unmanned operations at the tactical edge.

IDF Evaluates Active Protection for Light Vehicles

The IDF is evaluating a new configuration of the Iron-Fist lightweight active protection systems (APS) for the protection of medium wheeled vehicles such as the 8x8 Eitan Armored Personnel Carrier and tactical trucks. The system is also considered for the protection of heavy bulldozers.

Preparing the Missile Corps, Israel Increases Precision Guided Rocket Arsenal

Israel's defense ministry has placed a major order for a number of IMI Systems precision-guided rockets and rocket systems to equip the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) artillery corps.

Guided Missile Attack in Syria Delivers a Clear Message

Syria claimed yesterday that two surface-to-surface missiles launched from Israel struck the military airbase of Al Mezzeh, in a suburb of the capital Damascus, about 56 km from the Golan border. While Israel did not respond to this allegation, the Syrian claim may indicate Israel is maintaining a new precision strike capability, by tactical surface launched rockets, extending its deterrence capability throughout the region – both against adversaries in the close range, as well as the long range.

IDF Establishes a New Commando Brigade

The IDF is grouping four special-operations units into a newly established ‘commando brigade.’ Grouping these independent units together under a brigade framework will enable the IDF to optimize their operational effectiveness and enhance support for their special needs.

Palestinian attacks foiled by coordinated IDF response

The 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.

Israel opens military service to the Christian minority

In a new program to make information and voluntary military drafting options available to the Christian population of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

Cyber Intelligence Report – March 4, 2014

In this edition: Israel - New opportunities in cyber security | Anonymous member sentenced to 12 years of prison in U.S. | White House announces voluntary Cybersecurity Framework | Russian - largest spam contributer | The Russian roots of Uroburos cyber malware | UAE invests in cyber security | FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked by SEA | China planning to be strong Internet power | New cyber defense headquarters in France | Netherlands shut down Darknet website

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Israel on high alert on the Syrian border

The IDF today called to service 2000 reservists in what is defined as a "sudden drill". The reservists will be in northern Israel until the...

Israel’s Infantry Units to Receive Gilat Satellites Manpack SATCOM Terminals

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has selected Gilat Satellite Networks' SatTrooper-1000 military Manpack Satellite Communications (SATCOM) terminal to equip combat units with advanced, beyond line...

Gantz: Chances of War Breaking Out are Low but Probability of...

Lt. General Benny Gantz, IDF Chief of Staff: "The chances of war against us in the visible future are low but there is a high probability of deterioration"

Taiwan To Upgrade Half F-CK-1 of its Fleet By Year’s End

By year's end Taiwan plans to complete modernizing about half of the fleet of its locally built 'Indigenous Defense Fighter' (IDF). The upgrade will enable the Taiwan Air Force to maintain the aircraft in service through 2030.

The IDF Wants More Hermes 900 Drones

The Israel Ministry of Defense has placed a second order for a number Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The $90 million contract covers an unspecified number of drones delivered over three years, plus eight years support.

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