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German Court Clears Israel’s Drone Sale to the Bundeswehr

German court dismisses General Atomics suit over Heron drone orderA German court dismissed a legal challenge from U.S. weapons maker General Atomics to Germany's plans to lease armed drones from Israel Aerospace Industries, clearing the way for the drone program to go ahead, Reuters reported. Judge Heinz-Peter Dicks said the ruling was effective immediately and meant that Germany can now procure drones as it had planned.
              

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Rafael’s ‘Smarter’ Spike is Designed to Defeat Tanks with Active Protection

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
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UVision Extends Loitering Weapon Capability with Hero-400EC

May 16, 2017 by · Comment
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A New Radar for Israel’s Missile Boats

May 15, 2017 by · Comment
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New Wings for the Italian Air Force

December 19, 2016 by · Comment
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Israeli F-35Is Are Airborne

December 13, 2016 by · Comment
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The two F-35s were escorted by F-16I Sufa fighters. No. 140 squadron, the IAF first F-35 fighter squadron is expected to achieve initial operational capability in few months and have nine operational jets within a year.
              

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Startup Ventures Showcase New Developments at Israel’s Defense Innovation Hub

December 12, 2016 by · Comment
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ADIR Mission Autonomy, Stealth to Transform Air Warfare in the Middle East,

December 9, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
The first two F-35s expected to land in Israel next week will be the first 5th Generation jet fighters the U.S. hands out to a foreign ally. The two ADIR Jets are only the beginning. Over the next eight years, Israel will receive 50 aircraft forming two full ADIR squadrons flying the F-35. The unique capabilities of the new fighter will provide the Israel Air Force a game-changing platform that has not been seen in the region since the introduction of the F-15 Eagle (by the IAF), 40 years ago.
              

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Guided Missile Attack in Syria Delivers a Clear Message

December 8, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Fired from a range of 150 km, IMI Systems' 306mm Extra rocket can hit within less than 10 meters of a target. Photo: IMI Systems.Syria claimed yesterday that two surface-to-surface missiles launched from Israel struck the military airbase of Al Mezzeh, in a suburb of the capital Damascus, about 56 km from the Golan border. While Israel did not respond to this allegation, the Syrian claim may indicate Israel is maintaining a new precision strike capability, by tactical surface launched rockets, extending its deterrence capability throughout the region – both against adversaries in the close range, as well as the long range.
              

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First Flight for Rustom II – India’s MALE Drone

November 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
The Indian Tapas 201 (Rustom II) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16. Photo: DRDOThe Indian Tapas 201 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) announced. The aircraft, formerly known as 'Rustom II,' was developed by the DRDO's Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). The flight took place at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, in the south of India.
              

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New Mini-Drone Provides ‘Eye in the Sky’ for Small Boats

August 15, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Rail launched from a ship deck or small boat, Skylark C is operated by two operators from a portable mission control unit. Photo: Elbit SystemsElbit Systems introduce today the Skylark C - the first naval member of its electrically powered mini-UAV family. Based on the operational and combat-proven Skylark I-LEX Mini UAS, the naval variant extends the Skylark reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities to the maritime domain.
              

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Israel Develops a Highly Protected APC to Replace Thousands of M-113 ‘Tin Cans’

August 1, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Eitan_1021Israel’s Ministry of Defense unveiled today the first prototype of the Eitan, a new 8x8 armored personnel carrier developed by the Ministry’s Tank Development Program Directorate (Mantak), as a possible successor for thousands of American-made M-113 APCs Israel has been operating since the 1970s.
              

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First Israeli F-35 ‘Adir’ is Airborne

July 28, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
F-35I_10210The first F-35 bound to Israel made its maiden flight June 25 from Fort Worth, Texas, flown by Lockheed Martin's test pilot. The aircraft will now conduct a series of flight tests to confirm its airworthiness.
              

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Israel Requests Eight SH-60F SeaHawk from US Navy Surplus

July 10, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Sikorsky, Syndicated Industry News 
Sikorsky/US Navy SH-60 Sea hawk. U.S. Navy photo by Zachary EshlemanIsrael is seeking US approval for the supply of eight SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopters from US Navy surplus to support the Israeli Navy security operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The helicopters will initially operate with the four new Meko-100 Class Magen corvettes Israel will receive from Germany by 2020.
              

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Successful Tests for Indo-Israeli Land-Based Air Defense System

June 30, 2016 by · Comment
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F-35A ADIR: Maintaining israel’s Air Dominance Against Growing Threats

June 22, 2016 by · Comment
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Israel's first F-35, tail number 901 seen on the official rollout ceremony at Ft. Worth, June 22, 2016. Photo: Lockheed MartinIsrael officially received today the first of 33 F-35A 'ADIR' joint strike fighters ordered for the Israel Air & Space Force. The new aircraft will be one of two F-35A fighters expected to arrive in Israel before year's end.
              

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A New Israeli Sandcat Spoted in Paris

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New Laser Countermesure System to Protect Aircraft and Helicopters from Missile Attack

June 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
SPREOS combines a radar based verification sensor and an active laser (DIRCM), mounted on the same optical path. In fact, the laser 'fires׳ right through the center of the radar panel, enabling significant cost saving in maintaining separate aiming devices. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-UpdateUnveiled yesterday at Eurosatory 2016 by Israel based Bird Aerosystems, SPREOS combines a radar based verification sensor and an active laser effector to form a directional, infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system. Mounted on the same optical path, the laser 'fires׳ right through the center of the radar panel, enabling significant cost saving in maintaining separate aiming devices.
              

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RoBattle – A New Robot to Spearhead Combat Formations in Battle

June 7, 2016 by · Comment
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IAI's RoBattle LR-3 combat robot. Photo: IAIIAI is introducing the RoBattle, a new combat robot it has developed. A member of a growing family of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) that evolved from the company’s robotics center in recent years. RoBattle will make its debut at the Eurosatory exhibition in France next week. Designed for modern ground combat, RoBattle is built to […]
              

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Preview: Israel at Eurosatory 2016

June 7, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
59609SIBAT, the defense export directorate within Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) highlights the main themes and capabilities on display at Israel’s National Pavilion at Eurosatory. The Pavilion, organized by SIBAT, host 29 defense companies representing the country’s defense technology at its best. This video preview produced in cooperation with SIBAT, provides insights into the systems and new products expected at Eurosatory 2016. Stay tuned to Defense-Update.com for more updates, as some of the products are expected to debut only at the exhibition next week. Defense-Update will be there to cover, assess and report.
              

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Dogo – a Weaponized Robot Designed for Close Combat

June 1, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
dogo_team_1021A new weaponized robot developed by Israel's General Robotics represents a new breed of 'combat robots', to be unveiled at Eurosatory 2016 in Paris this month. The robot dubbed DOGO is designed to assist combat teams in close combat and counter-terror operations.
              

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Reccelite Pods to Fly on Italian Predator Bs

June 1, 2016 by · Comment
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DRDO Displays MRSAM Fire Unit at DEFEXPO

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
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MRSAM fire unit, unveiled at Defexpo 2016 by DRDO. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-UpdateThe Indian Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) unveiled at Defexpo 2016 the fire unit of Medium Range Surface-to-Air (MRSAM) missile system, developed and manufactured for the Indian Air Force and Army.
              

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Reliance Forms JV with Rafael, to Focus on Missiles & Aerostats

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
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Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation in Defense, HLS

March 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, IAI, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
acceleratorIsrael's first defense and HLS accelerator, recently launched by I-HLS, has already won the support of major defense corporations and local authorities. The accelerator will provide startup companies and innovators in defense and HLS an 'umbrella' of services.
              

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