Archive for Innovations & Discoveries

Germany to be protected by Israel’s most advanced Arrow 3 defense system

Germany gets approval from Jerusalem to obtain Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defense system, one of Israel’s most advanced defensive systems that has yet to be sold to another country.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Germany has received approval from Israel and the United States to purchase the Arrow-3 missile defense system, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

German legislators have in the past pushed for Berlin to buy Israel’s Iron Dome system to ward off aerial threats, but on Monday the head of the German Air Force Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz told the Post that the Arrow 3 is the most relevant system for the threats facing the European nation. Continue Reading »

Israeli Laser Weapon Tests Successful, IDF Begins Procurement

Israel’s ‘Iron Beam’, the first-of-its-kind defensive laser-system will be highly cost-efficient, as each use would cost just a few dollars as opposed to a single Iron Dome interceptor missile that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The Defense Ministry announced on Thursday it would be signing a contract in the coming days to begin procurement of an experimental high-end, laser-based rocket defense system.

In the framework of the deal, state-owned defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems would supply the Israeli Air Force with the very first laser launchers to the tune of hundreds of millions.

The ground-based laser system — dubbed Iron Beam — was originally planned to generate a high-power laser beam at a volume of about 100 kilowatts in a bid to neutralize a host of airborne threats, including rockets, mortar shells, drones and missiles. Continue Reading »

For centuries archaeologists proved Jews are indigenous to Israel

Since the early 19th century, archeologists have been drawn to Jerusalem to determine the validity of the Bible and their excavations discovered definitive connections of Jews to the Land of Israel as far back as 3000 years ago.

By David Billet

 

Sometimes the dirt that lies beneath our feet can contain the answers to the questions that we have always been seeking. Since the early 19th century, archeologists have been drawn to Jerusalem to determine the validity of the Bible and the historical connection of the Jewish People to this disputed land. While once seemingly impossible, ancient artifacts have been uncovered that definitively proves the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and enables us to witness the Biblical stories from the past before our eyes today. Continue Reading »

Next 3 Israeli submarines to have vertical launch capabilities

The doubling of the price to €2.4b for the three German built ‘Dakar’ class diesel-electric submarines could be linked to the “significant leap” in vertical launch capabilities.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The price of the new submarines that Israel has purchased from Germany may have doubled because of new weapon capabilities, possibly including a vertical launch system (VLS), Naval News reported on Wednesday.

US Navy Mark 41 Tomahawk hot launch. – US navy photo via Wikimedia

The price of the three Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will cost €1.2 billion more than originally planned, costing Israel double for a total of €2.4b. Continue Reading »

Israeli drug saves 100% of severe COVID patients in phase II trial

BREAKTHROUGH: All 18 hospitalized individuals at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed that were administered Amor-18 from Amorphical, recovered in a phase II trial and were shortly discharged.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

All 18 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with moderate or severe symptoms who were administered the drug Amor-18 developed by Israeli biotech company Amorphical in a phase II clinical trial recovered and were discharged in a few days, the company announced Wednesday. Of the 19 individuals who were given a placebo, six had to be transferred to intensive care, and two died.

The trial was conducted at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed and led by the directors of the coronavirus department, Dr. Continue Reading »

Israel unveils AI-powered assault rifle

Elbit says ARCAS, which is dubbed the “smartphone for soldiers”, can be attached to assault rifles such as M-16 variants or the Israeli made Tavor, to allow detection of enemies on the run, then mark & lock in on them, so the soldier could again detect them during urban warfare.

By Yoav Zitun

 

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems unveiled its new AI-Powered, Computerized Solution for Assault Rifles, which transforms assault rifles into digitally networked combat machines, and it is expected to make a big difference on the battlefield.

The ARCAS weapon system can detect enemies on the run, mark, and lock in on them, so the soldier could easily detect them, a critical component of urban warfare. Continue Reading »

Israel Unveils ‘Soft Protection’ Defensive Electronic Warfare System

The Scorpius uses an active electronically scanned array technology to scan the entire sky and then sends narrowly targeted beams – “at any wavelength, any frequency, any direction against specific targets without interfering with anybody else.”

By Paul Iddon

 

Israel has recently unveiled a new electronic warfare system called Scorpius that its manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, says has capabilities that will revolutionize electronic warfare.

Asked about the namesake of this system, Gideon Fustick, Marketing VP EW Group at IAI, said it intends to convey “the sense of an innocuous thing that actually has a very powerful sting.”

Illustration of the land-based Scorpius G electronic warfare system built by Israel Aerospace .-

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Israeli firm to supply self-driving combat vehicles to UK Armed Forces

In a joint contract, Israel Aerospace Industries joins with MCL in a deal to manufacture 4 Remote Platoon Vehicles for remote extraction of casualties, ammunition resupplies, intelligence-gathering, surveillance & target acquisition for the British Armed Forces.

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) were awarded a contract to deliver four autonomous combat vehicles to the United Kingdom to enhance the British Armed Forces’ military capabilities, the companies announced on Wednesday.

An IAI Remote Platoon Vehicle (RPV). – Photo: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES

The vehicles, called Remote Platoon Vehicles (RPVs), can be operated in autonomous, remote, or manual modes. Continue Reading »

Israel’s 2nd Sa’ar 6 stealth warship changes how IDF tackles naval threats

The INS Magen, Sa’ar 6-class corvette, is being retrofitted by IDF technicians with advanced electronic warfare, weapons & communication systems developed in Israel. Next in line, the INS Nitzachon & INS Atzmaut that were just handed over to the Israel Navy Tuesday.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The INS Magen, the Israeli Navy’s most advanced Sa’ar 6 corvette missile ship, docked in Haifa’s port in December, but the ship still smells new, and is still being fitted with all its weapons systems.

“It’s making history,” said Lt.-Col. Omer Carmi as he welcomed The Jerusalem Post onto the ship. “The whole ship is new, in every single way. Continue Reading »

Israeli Prime Minister under pressure to scrap new “Air Force 1”

Left-wing Meretz urges PM Bennett to dispense with Israel’s new state plane that former PM Netanyahu had commissioned for official state use by Israel’s future Presidents and Prime Ministers.

By Ido Ben Porat

 

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will soon have to decide whether to give up the official plane of the Prime Minister and President, which was ordered by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid supports the sale of the plane and has previously announced that one of the first decisions he will make if he forms a government will be to give up the plane that is supposed to serve him and the President. Continue Reading »

New prehistoric human between Homosapien-Neanderthal found in Israel

Hebrew U of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University researchers found skull, jaw and teeth remains of a new type of ‘Homo’ who lived in Israel some 130,000 years ago.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

A new type of early human previously not known to scientists has been discovered in Israel, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers announced Thursday as their extraordinary findings appeared in the prestigious academic journal Science.

Researchers believe the new “Homo” species intermarried with Homo sapiens and was an ancestor of the Neanderthals.

The Nesher Ramla research team (Left to Right)- Prof. Israel Hershkovitz, Dr. Marion Prevost, Dr.

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Israel’s ‘Iron Sting’ laser, GPS-guided mortar transforms urban warfare 

This 10-year development concludes with successful trials that incorporated a precise, laser and GPS guided 120 mm mortar in a surgical strike of an urban target that substantially reduced possibility of civilian collateral damage.

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As the IDF completes preparations for possible combat in both the southern and the northern fronts — where it is expected to encounter a smarter, well-organized enemy —the Defense Ministry, the IDF’s Ground Forces and Elbit Systems have revealed a precise, laser and GPS guided mortar munition: the “Iron Sting.”

The 120 mm mortar has recently undergone final trials in a testing site in southern Israel. Continue Reading »

Israeli invented synthetic cornea returns eyesight to blind 78yr old

After receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea, a 78-year-old patient was able to recognize his family members and read a text immediately after his bandages were removed at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

By  ILH Startup Editor

 

A 78-year-old man who has been blind in both eyes for 10 years has regained his sight after receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea developed by Israeli startup CorNeat, the company announced Monday.

The CorNeat KPro implant is designed to replace deformed, scarred or opacified corneas, and it integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue. Continue Reading »

MAZEL TOV! Israeli hospital cures 29 of 30 COVID-19 patients in 3-5 days

Although the 30th patient also fully recovered later on, 29 out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease and were released within 3 to 5 days after using a new treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Twenty-nine out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients who were administered a treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) as part of a Phase I trial recovered from the disease and were released within three to five days, the hospital said Friday.

The 30th patient also recovered but it took longer.

Prof. Nadir Arber – Photo: Ichilov Hospital

The patients were given Prof. Continue Reading »

COVID Breakthrough? Israel claims 99.9% of virus killed in 30 seconds

This study conducted at the Tel Aviv University has proven that 99.9% of the COVID-19 virus can be killed cheaply and within 30 seconds by using UV light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses. Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.

“We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light,” said Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Continue Reading »