Air & Space

"There is no platform that we do not fly, and there is no platform that does not go through MANAT" (Photo: IDF)

The Right Stuff

They fly an extensive range of aircraft types, test each and every new software package and weapon system, and experience a host of extremely dangerous flight situations. Meet the pilots and aircrew of the IAF's Flight Testing Center

Archive photo: IAF

IAF Tests "Mobileye" System for Helicopters

The Flight Test Squadron of the Israeli Air Force is currently performing a series of tests regarding helicopter safety, at the end of which the capability to detect proximity and prevent possible collisions will be integrated into the IAF Helicopter Division

Archive photo: IAF

IAF Presents: RPAV Training Day

An RPAV Training Day saw the IAF's RPAV (Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicle) operators face four different scenarios in two theatres, including soldier abductions and detection of terrorist vehicles

F-15 fighter jet of the 106th Squadron (Photo: IDF)

"No Place is Too Far"

It may well be a veteran aircraft, but the upgraded F-15C/D is still a superior war machine capable of reaching the longest ranges of all IAF aircraft. Israel Defense correspondent paid a visit to the IAF's 106th Squadron

S-70 Black Hawk helicopter armed with four forward-firing guns, rocket pod, and laser-guided missiles (Photo: Lockheed Martin)


Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Digital Black Hawk Helicopter

The system allows either pilot to place munitions quickly from forward firing guns, rocket pods, and laser-designated air-to-ground missile launchers onto static or moving targets with high accuracy

The CH-53K King Stallion. By U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton - photo 170322-M-VU801-155, Public Domain,

Sikorsky Executives in Israel to Promote CH-53K Deal with IAF

As part of the Air Force's plan to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet, representatives from Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky and the US Marine Corps were in Israel this past week meeting with senior IAF and IMOD officials about the CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift cargo helicopter
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