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IAF Holds International Air Force Conference

Over 20 air force commanders from around the world arrived in Israel to participate in the International Air Force Commanders Conference commemorating the IAF’s 70th anniversary, where they will discuss international cooperation and regional stability

Participants of RED FLAG-Alaska 18-1 (US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

Israel Participated in Red Flag Alaska for the First Time

RED FLAG-Alaska 18-1 is the first RF-A the Israeli Air Force has participated in and also the first time an Israeli B-707 has been qualified to refuel US F-15 and F-16 aircraft

Archive photo: IAF website

Inside IAF’s Munition Systems Department

The IAF website offers an inside look into the IAF Munition Systems Department located in Nevatim AFB. “The newly integrated 'Adir' (F-35I) changed our mode of operation completely,” says the Department Commander

Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky Launches Annual Entrepreneurial Challenge

The Entrepreneurial Challenge, led by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky, is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the aerospace market

Éric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation (left) and Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space (Photo courtesy of Airbus)

Airbus, Dassault to Build New European Fighter

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have agreed to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System

Photo: Talya Yariv / IAF website

IAF Upgrades C-130 Hercules Aircraft

The "Knights of the Yellow Bird" Squadron of the Israeli Air Force is currently in the process of modifying its "Karnaf" (C-130 Hercules) aircraft

Photo Credit: Katsuhiro Tokunaga

IAI to Integrate New Avionics into Aero L-159 Aircraft

Under a new partnership agreement, IAI and Aero Vodochody will jointly market the L-159, which will receive new avionics and other systems. IAI has also agreed to integrate virtual training solutions as part of the L-39NG training system

Archive photo: IAF website

Israel Offers Upgraded F-16s to Colombia

The Colombian Air Force is looking for 12 to 18 advanced combat aircraft to replace its current IAI Kfirs. Israel would put the F-16s through a service-life extension program that would include replacement of structural parts and upgrades to the avionics and engine
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