Having ignored NATO & US warnings against Turkey’s instance to acquire the Russian S-400 missile defense system, Washington halts F-35 equipment transfers to Ankara and will possibly freeze deal where two jets are expected to be handed over this month.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Pentagon’s decision to stop the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey due to Ankara’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defense system will allow Israel to keep it’s aerial superiority in the Middle East.
Washington’s move follows repeated warnings both from the United States and NATO allies to Ankara that buying the Russian system alongside the Lockheed Martin-produced jets would threaten the security of the F-35s by learning how to spot and track it. Continue Reading »
The Israeli production line for 1622 stealth wings for the F-35 fighter-jet is expected to generate revenues estimated at $2.5 billion over the next 10-15 years.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
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 »
Lockheed Martin VP discusses the F-35 project, IAF pilots, at Israel’s 2nd International Conference for Air Power in Tel Aviv.
By Mordechai Sones
“Let me begin with a story about a friend and colleague, a USAF general and fighter pilot who had flown many aircraft types and is an expert on airborne weapon systems. After 50 hours flying the F-35, I asked for his impressions. Here is what he had to say: ‘This is unbelievable, much better than anything any pilot could have wished for himself. I felt like a sniper wearing a Ghillie suit, effectively concealed and camouflaged and seeing three enemy snipers fully exposed on the ground. 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.
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The current US military aid package is really a deal for Lockheed Martin, not for Israel, and we need to say ‘no’ since it’s structured to dangerously diminish Israel’s strategic independence.
Column one: Time to walk away from US aid
On Monday, acting head of the National Security Council Yaakov Nagel will sit down with his US counterpart, Susan Rice, and try to conclude negotiations about a new, multi-year defense assistance package.
To prevent the F-35’s single engine from melting down, the weapons bays must be opened every 10 minutes, negating its stealth systems. – Photo: LOCKHEED MARTIN
We must all hope that he fails. Continue Reading »
Israel Air Force engineers are working to double the range and capabilities of the US made stealth jets, as the first planes made specifically for Israel are due to arrive in December 2016.
By Tova Dvorin
Israel is actively working to double the range of its F-35 defense fighters, officials said Thursday, in an announcement made just before the Senate Congress vote on the Iran deal.
Israel’s F-35s are tailor-made by Lockheed Martin, and named Adir (lit. “awesome.”). The first two Adirs are due to be delivered to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in December 2016.
The development was specifically made with “an eye on Iran” and other Middle East developments. Continue Reading »
American concerns EMC & Lockheed Martin are looking to gain from the abundance of Israeli innovation in technological realm.
Initial investment to stand at $1 million.
By Yoav Zitun
American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company Lockheed Martin, maker of Israel’s F-16, F-15 and F-35 fighter jets, announced Sunday that it will open a research and development center in Israel in partnership with American IT storage company EMC.
The new center, which will be introduced Monday at the companies’ stand in Tel Aviv at the Cyber Tech 2014 conference, will be built in the new industrial park in Beersheba, focusing on cyber defense solutions. Continue Reading »