Air & Space

The wing of a T-38 aircraft. Photo: IAI

IAI Signs Huge Contract with US Air Force

The contract worth $241 million is for replacement of wings of the veteran T-38 trainer jet, which is used for education and training of undergraduate pilots, among others. A senior IAI executive called the deal "additional proof of the US Air Force's trust and recognition of the company."  

A Heron MK II drone. Archive photo: IAI

IAI to Unveil Heron MK II Drone

IAI will introduce its new long-range UAV at the Singapore Airshow 2020, which takes place this month. The MK II is an updated version of a drone already in use by Israel's Air Force

F-35 fighter jets. Photo: Lockheed Martin

F-35 Integrated in US Live-Fire, Multiple Target Drill

The demonstration of the advanced fighter’s capabilities to serve as an airborne sensor that gathers, analyzes and shares information with joint forces is seen as a “milestone”. Last month’s integration of the F-35 with a US Army command system enabled forces to more accurately monitor, assess and respond to the situation

precision missile that hit a hamas target ar gaza strip. Photo: AP

Turning Steel Pipes into Smart Munitions

The field of guided missile conversion has made headlines recently with the expansion of Iran's precision missile project throughout the Middle East. But while Tehran and Hezbollah have only been involved in this activity over the last few years, the Israeli defense industries have already gained extensive experience converting "dumb" ordnance into precision-guided munitions  

An IAF F-35 aircraft. Photo: IDF Spokesperson

New IAF F-35 Squadron to Become Official

Squadron 116, “The Southern Lions,” will be Israel’s second F-35 unit. It is to be officially established in a ceremony at the Nevatim air base

Photo: Elbit

Elbit Systems Launched a Nanosatellite for Communication Applications

The nanosatellite Nanova will provide, according to Elbit Systems, an effective solution for such applications as search and rescue, maritime fleet management & monitoring as well as M2M monitoring and sensing capabilities. Elbit Systems' nanosatellite, weighing just five kilograms, has been launched successfully from a space center in India  
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