If launch is successful , Israel will be the 4th country to land on the Moon, after the U.S.,former USSR and China. – Due to Israeli technology, the spacecraft is the smallest such craft by weight and least expensive.
Israel will take its first step to the moon late Thursday night, as the lunar spacecraft Beresheet launches from the coast of Cape Canaveral, in a mission that, if successful, will place the Jewish state in an exclusive club of nations capable of landing on the lunar surface.
If Thursday’s launch of Israel’s Genesis spacecraft is successful, Israel will become the 4th country to land on the moon. • Genesis technology makes it the lightest, least expensive craft to venture to the moon.
By Ilan Gattegno, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon.
SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries told a news conference that the landing craft – dubbed “Beresheet” (Genesis) – is scheduled to take off from Florida, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket on its weekslong voyage to the moon. 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 »
Israel to become 4th country to launch spacecraft with moon landing. – SpaceIL’s CEO, “The spot chosen is relatively flat and the spacecraft will have eye contact with the Earth … Once the spacecraft reaches the landing point, it becomes completely autonomous.”
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By Yaron Drukman, Associated Press, and Reuters
The Israeli organization SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced at a press conference Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental Israeli entity to land a spacecraft on the moon.
The spacecraft will be transferred to the US in November, before being launched in December, and plans are in place to land on the moon on February 13, 2019. Continue Reading »
With pinpoint accuracy, Israel’s supersonic, ‘Rampage’ long-range air-to-ground assault missile is compatible with IAF’s F-15, F-16 & F-35 fighter jets, and is designed to be released outside protected areas, then its advanced navigation will guide it successfully to ‘high quality targets’ protected by advanced air-defense systems.
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With tensions still high between Israel and Iran, a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI).
Dubbed “The Rampage” after a popular video-game, it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared to existing solutions. Continue Reading »
Vidochody, the largest Czech aircraft manufacturer and Israel Aerospace Industries will integrate latest state-of-the-art avionics, advanced tracking electronics along with ‘other solutions’ on the L-159 platform to turn it into a superior light fighter aircraft.
Czech Republic-based Aero Vodochody and Israel Aerospace Industries have signed a partnership agreement to develop and market an advanced version of the L-159 trainer and light attack aircraft.
Vidochody, the largest Czech aircraft manufacturer and IAI will integrate new state-of-the-art avionics and other solutions on the L-159 platform and will jointly market the aircraft. The two also agreed to integrate IAI’s virtual training solutions as part of the L-39NG training system to enhance pilot training. Continue Reading »
SpaceIL has undertaken to promote scientific & technological education in Israel, working with Israel Aerospace Industries that is currently assembling SpaceIL’s spacecraft to inspire the next generation in Israel to study science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
SpaceIL, the Israeli representative in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, is making giant strides to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, after the base structure of the craft was received at IAI facilities earlier this week.
The skeleton of the spacecraft consists of two perforated “sandwich” boards, upper and lower plates and a cone ring structure.
These components, designed by an aerospace industry and manufactured in Spain by IberEspacio, complement the sub-system structure of the spacecraft to be launched to the moon during the coming year. Continue Reading »
Stepping away from ‘diplomatic protocol’, the Indian leader will not travel to Ramallah to engage the Palestinians, instead will spend his 3 days with PM Netanyahu to advance India’s “wide ranging partnership with Israel, from agriculture cooperation to homeland security.”
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
Narendra Modi is scheduled to make the first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister later this week, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept at arm’s length.
India has traditionally trodden a careful diplomatic line in the region, analysts say, wary of upsetting Arab states and Iran — upon whom it relies for its vast imports of oil — and its large Muslim minority. Continue Reading »
With 60 years of aircraft experience, Israel Aerospace Industries is further expanding by establishing for the first time in its history, an aviation academy for professional aircraft technicians in China.
By Udi Etsion
The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a $10 million contract with the city of Shantou in Guangdong Province on Thursday to build a training center where Israeli teams will teach the Chinese to maintain passenger aircraft.
IAI has 60 years experience providing a full spectrum of maintenance, overhaul services & handling of both wide and narrow-body aircraft. – Israel Aerospace Industries website
The contract was signed as part of a conference for business cooperation between Israel and the Guangdong Province. 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 Aerospace Industries signed a new deal this week, designed to equip 4 Indian Naval ships with the Barak 8 missile defense system, which is in addition to the $2 billion contract the IAI inked with India in April, the largest arms deal in the history of Israel’s defense industries.
Israel has been cooperating with India in various technologies & military systems, including missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles during the last few years, bringing India and Israel into a uniquely strong and strategic partnership.
Israel Aerospace Industries has been awarded a $2 billion Indian military hardware deal, considered to be “the largest defense contract in Israel’s defense industries’ history.”
IAI announced on Thursday that it has signed a mega-contract worth more than $1.6 billion to provide advanced medium-range surface-to-air missiles (MRSAMs) to the Indian Army. The balance of some $400m. in contracts has been awarded to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Continue Reading »
Israel’s multimillion dollar contract with one of its major Asian clients is for the development of “advanced, national level, strategic cyber solution,” to deal with current and future global cyber challenges.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israel Aerospace Industries has announced that it has signed a $15 million contract with one of its major Asian clients for the development of by cyber security solutions.
A statement posted on IAI’s website said the contract is “for an advanced, national level, strategic cyber solution, which combines cellular systems and cyber and includes establishing an intelligence center and infrastructure and providing unique sensors.”
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