Air & Space

The new satellite will be based on the SSL 1300 commercial communications satellite platform (Image: SSL)

Spacecom Selects SSL to Build AMOS-8 Communications Satellite

Scheduled for launch in 2020 to 4°West orbital position, AMOS-8 satellite will increase access to high-speed data and streaming entertainment to customers across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

"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
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