With the bulk of the $38 billion in US military aid to Israel over the next 10 years earmarked for the acquisition of aircraft, IDF ground-forces can look forward to some new, state-of-the-art materiel and bases.
By Yoav Zitun
The US is providing Israel with $38 billion in military aid over a decade, in one the final acts of international diplomacy by former US president Barack Obama. And as with most American military aid to Israel, the lion’s share is earmarked for further strengthening the Air Force — supplying the driving force of Israel’s military might with new jets and precision armaments. Continue Reading »
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has launched a production line for the outer wing set of the F-35 stealth fighter key component to make the advanced fighter jet invisible to radar, the company announced.
“The construction of the new production line significantly upgrades IAI’s technological capabilities, automation and robotics, and will enable the company to establish itself as a major player in the military and civilian aerostructures,” read a statement by IAI. Continue Reading »
The Colombian Air Force fly Israel’s most advanced weaponry, RAFAEL made Python 5 and Derby air to air missiles as well as RAFAEL’s air to ground Spice 1000 guided glide bomb on 24 Israeli made “Kfir” fighter jet, by pilots with Elbit’s Helmet Mounted Display which is the same helmet used by IAF fighter pilots.
By Yissachar Ruas
As The State of Israel celebrates its 70th year of independence, some key elements of its history lives on in various and exotic parts of the World. Israel, well known for its technological prowess is considered an innovative high tech superpower. One of Israel’s most famous developments of the 1970s was its “Kfir” fighter jet. Continue Reading »
Elbit Systems plans to relocate the IMI facilities from central Israel to the southern Negev, a move that would allow real estate development in central Israel and broaden the economic development in the Negev.
By i24NEWS – AFP
Israel is selling state-owned IMI Systems, maker of the Uzi sub-machine gun, to defense company Elbit Systems for more than half a billion dollars, the finance ministry said on Sunday.
The government began the process of privatizing IMI Systems, formerly known as Israel Military Industries, in 2013.
IMl’s UZI PRO 9mm automatic pistol – Photo: gar2chan/Wikimedia
The firm is the manufacturer of the legendary Uzi sub-machine gun [top photo] and the Galil assault rifle. Continue Reading »
Having contravened official policy of not recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in it’s futile desire to appear impartial & neutral, Swiss officials have for years visited the Golan Heights, and for days at a time, to observe tests of Israel’s Elbit Systems Hermes 900 drone the Swiss gov’t purchased for $265 million.
ZURICH – Switzerland’s defense ministry has admitted sending staff to test reconnaissance drones in contested land held by Israel—an embarrassing blow for the neutral European country’s status as an honest broker in the Middle East.
Swiss officials visited an airfield in the Golan Heights region on three occasions in 2012, 2013 and 2015 to monitor tests of the Israeli-built Hermes 900 aircraft that they are buying for $265 million. Continue Reading »
Within the past week, the Haifa-based Elbit Systems was awarded:
• $31.5 million contract for night vision systems to US Defense group,
• $300 million deal for command & control technology to Asia-Pacific client,
• $240 million deal to provide electronic defense systems to an African client.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems announced a series of deals signed over the past week to the tune of over $570 million.
Haifa-based Elbit is considered one of the world’s top defense contractors. It develops primarily defense electronic systems and operates in the fields of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems, unmanned aircraft systems, electro-optics, signal intelligence, data links and communications systems and radios. Continue Reading »
The Venµs, a vegetation & environment monitoring micro-satellite is scheduled to be launched into space from French Guinea in August. • It’s a collaboration between Israel’s Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and France’s space agency.
By Ilan Gattegno and Dan Lavie
The construction of Venus, Israel’s first environmental research satellite, has been completed, and it is set to be launched into space this summer.
Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis introduces the Venus – Facebook/Yakov Saar
Venus, a vegetation and environment monitoring micro-satellite, was assembled by the Israel Aerospace Industries in collaboration with CNES, France’s space agency. Continue Reading »
Israel and the American defense community advanced their military cooperation with another leap forward, when Lockheed-Martin announced it will build a new F-35 training center in Israel’s Negev desert.
Currently the IDF aims to deploy the UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) on its Gaza border with plans to eventually deploy them on Israel’s other borders with Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
By James Rogers
Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza.
The Border Protector UGV – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
“This is the future — the border is a very dangerous place,” an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) official told FoxNews.com, citing the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), snipers, anti-tank missiles and terrorist tunnels. Continue Reading »
IDF’s newly integrated Drakonit system will permit its soldiers to fire at targets up to 1.5 kilometers away without having to exit, or expose themselves on their armored vehicles, providing the soldiers with optimum protection.
By Yoav Zitun
The IDF Ground Forces’ Technological Brigade have begun installing in recent months the “Drakonit” computerized firing network in “Achzarit” APCs, which are used in regular and reserve infantry brigades, and on the Combat Engineering Corps’s older “Puma” armored vehicles.
The Drakonit, manufactured by Elbit, allows the operation of a heavy machine gun on the roof of armored vehicles directly from the fighter’s box without the soldier needing to extend their body outside and thus endanger themselves. Continue Reading »
Elbit Systems unveiled a helmet-mounted system on Wednesday designed to allow armored personnel carrier and tank crews to see straight through their armor.
The helmets give soldiers a 360-degree, real-time view of their surroundings while in the vehicle.
Called IronVision, the system has attracted the interest of the IDF, which may choose to acquire it. If it does, the product would represent a significant leap in the capability of personnel in closedhatched armored fighting vehicles to identify threats, as well as friendly forces. Continue Reading »
Watch the latest in Israel’s technological developments, Elbit Systems’ autonomous naval vessel, that has the ability to identify & locate underwater mines and track submarines.
By Ahiya Raved
An unmanned watercraft code-named the “Seagull” was unveiled by Elbit Systems on Monday afternoon in a demonstration that took place in the gulf of Haifa.
According to Elbit, the innovative watercraft operates autonomously and can perform a number of security related tasks, including submarine detection and underwater explosive ordinance detection and removal. Additionally, the “Seagull” can be used for patrols, electronic warfare, and underwater topographical surveys.
The vessel is 40 feet long and has the ability to operate continuously for 96 hours, and can carry out missions in a safer and more effective manner than can be done with other manned vessels. Continue Reading »
In Thursday’s critical test, the Arrow 3 missile defense system, that travels at twice the speed of a tank shell to leave the atmosphere, operates in space where it’s designed to seek & destroy Iran’s Shihab 3 ICBM missiles.
The Defense Minister with the US Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency carried out a critical test of the Arrow 3 anti ballistic missile defense system on Thursday morning.
The Arrow 3 missile defense system operates in space, traveling at twice the speed of a tank shell to leave the atmosphere. It is designed to seek and destroy Iranian Shihab 3 missiles, as well as other long-range projectiles. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Elbit’s MUSIC Countermeasures system, adapted to 20 aircraft models, protects civilian airliners from shoulder-launched rockets & heat-seeking missiles, could lead to deals with NATO’s 28 member states.
By Hezi Sternlicht, Ilan Gattegno, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli system that protects planes from surface-to-air missiles has passed a test conducted by NATO, which could open up new markets for the technology in the alliance’s 28 member states, defense electronics manufacturer Elbit Systems said Monday.
The system, which can jam incoming heat-seeking missiles with a laser, is already in use by civilian Israeli carriers.
MUSIC, or Multi Spectral Infrared Countermeasures, is a family of high-performance, directed infrared countermeasure systems, which are integrated with other advanced, passive airborne warning systems to protect aircraft against heat seeking surface-to-air missiles and shoulder-launched rockets. Continue Reading »
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