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IDF Protects Eitan APCs and D9 Bulldozers With Iron-Fists
Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced today the selection of Elbit Systems’ Iron-Fist Active Protection System (APS) for the protection of some of the IDF combat and combat support armored vehicles. The selection followed a competitive evaluation of several APS solutions.
David’s Sling Missile Defense System Tested Against Advanced Threats
Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) within the Israel Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a series of intercept tests of Rafael/Raytheon David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). The new system is being deployed with Israel's multi-tiered antimissile array.
Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred to Israel’s Air Force Missile Defense Force
Israel enhanced today its nationwide multi-layered missile defense system with the delivery of the first batch of Arrow 3 interceptors to be inducted to the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI/MLM). The induction of Arrow-3 interceptor enables the AWS to intercept ballistic faster missiles, at longer range, and higher altitude (exo-atmospheric) with more precise ballistic engagements.
following a successful test series David’s Sling to become operational this...
Israel's David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS) air- and missile-defense system has completed a major test series this week, demonstrating a successful intercept of a target representing a ballistic missile threat.
Israel cancels planned procurement of V-22 Tilt-Rotor aircraft
Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) decided to cancel the planned procurement of six Bell/Boeing V-22 tilt rotor aircraft. Available funding will be allocated to the procurement of a second batch of F-35s fifth generation stealth fighters. The cancellation represented another abrupt change in Israel's procurement plans, after the IMOD withdrew an international tended for four Offshore Patrol Boats weeks after distributing the $500 million tender to international shipbuilders.
Israel scrambles the 8th Iron Dome unit with David’s Sling elements
Amidst 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.
‘Skyshield’ – Counter MANPADS Laser Countermeasure Completes Testing
The Israeli C-MUSIC laser-based Directional InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) system has recently passed a major milestone, following the completion of a qualification test series, an...
Poland Backtracks on its Decision to Replace Strike Fighters with Drones
Warsaw is backtracking on its decision to withdraw 32 Sukhoi Su-22 strike fighters from service by 2015, and replace them with armed unmanned aerial...
Israel Plans to Slash Namer Production by 60%
Israel Ministry of Defense is slashing its planned procurement of Namer Infantry Fighting Vehicle by more than half; Under the next multi-year plan, currently...
Arrow-3 Missile Interceptor Performs Second Flight Test
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a successful flight of the Arrow-3 interceptor missile this morning....
Israel’s Arrow-3 Completes Successful Exoatmospheric Flight Test
Israel's Ministry of Defense announced it carried out a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 missile interceptor. The missile flew for more than six minutes, testing Arrow 3's fly-out capabilities. The test plan did not include an actual intercept therefore, no target was used.
Israel’s New Jet Trainer Could Cost More Than $60 Million per...
In July 2012 Israel has ordered 30 M346 jet trainers from the Italian company Aermacchi. At the time the procurement cost mentioned was $850 million, reflecting a flyaway cost of $28 million for 30 aircraft. The aircraft full life cycle cost is expected to almost triple this amount.
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.
Israel Air Force to Deploy an Upgraded Iron-Dome System ‘Within Weeks’
The Defense Research and Development Division of the Ministry of Defense successfully completed trials testing the upgraded operational capability of the 'Iron Dome' system. In the past few days, the Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO)has been carrying out a series of previously scheduled trials.