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US Army to buy Israeli-made Spike missiles over USA made Hellfire

Forced to develop locally made missiles fired from Apache helicopters after Obama halted sales to Israel in 2014, Israel’s ‘Spike’ has over double the distance of American made ‘Hellfire’ and incorporates advanced technologies with smart target tracking designed with artificial intelligence features.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The US Army has chosen the Israeli-made long-range Spike precision missile to use on attack helicopters as an interim solution for greater standoff capabilities.

According to Defense News, an Army Requirements Oversight Council authorized the decision “ahead of a bigger decision” regarding acquiring long-range precision munitions for its air fleets.

While Apache helicopters can currently take out targets like enemy tanks, light bunkers and personnel from 12 km. Continue Reading »

US NEWS REPORT: Israel ranked 8th ‘Most Powerful Country’

Israel achieves eighth place as top seven have more military hardware & personnel and a considerably larger annual military budget.

By YVETTE J. DEANE

 

Israel was ranked the eighth most powerful country in the world, according to the US News and World Report‘s power ranking in 2019.

The power ranking was based on leader, economic influence, political influence, international alliance and a strong military. This ranking was part of a subcategory ranking for the US News‘s annual Best Country ranking. Israel received a high ranking because of its strong military, along with its strong political influence and international alliances. Continue Reading »

Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot dismissed for refusing to visit Israel

 

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

A Jordanian pilot reportedly been discharged from the Hashemite kingdom’s air force after he refused to visit Israel as part of a joint military venture between the two neighboring countries.

An honor guard marches at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan. – Photo: REUTERS

Social media users on the east bank of the Jordan were outraged on Wednesday after hearing the news that Majdi al-Samdi, a pilot in the Royal Jordanian Air Force, was dismissed from active duty by his commanders after notifying them that he would not be participating in a military delegation to Israel. Continue Reading »

Israeli company participates at US Army exhibition

Israel’s Al-Sorag was chosen to participate in the U.S.’s annual Defense Meeting & Exposition, one of world’s largest land-warfare exhibitions & professional development forums

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Israeli company Al-Sorag from Moshav Emunin was chosen by the AUSA (Association of the United States Army) to participate in the annual Defense Meeting & Exposition – one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world.

Al-Sorag showcases advanced protection solutions Photo: Al-Sorag

Al-Sorag showcases advanced protection solutions – Photo: Al-Sorag

The Exposition took place on October 22-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, with over 35,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the US Army, DoD and congress, as well as foreign dignitaries. Continue Reading »