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The Beresheet spacecraft launches aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (Photo: AP)

Israel’s First Lunar Mission Launched into Space

The Beresheet spacecraft successfully blasted off from Florida on Friday, embarking on a seven-week journey to the moon. Powered by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the launch is the first ever privately-funded moon mission

IAF pilot during flight (Photo: IDF)

New Aerial Mix for the IAF

The IDF is yet to make the final decision regarding the future aerial OrBat of the IAF. Which platforms have reached the final stretch? What will the decision be? Dan Arkin attempts to put everything into order

Photo: IAI

Israel’s First Lunar Mission Set to Launch This Week

SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries announced that the Beresheet lander will launch from Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday evening local time. The spacecraft’s journey will last about two months until the scheduled landing on April 11, 2019

From the signing ceremony (Credit: IMOD)

Israel to Buy 7 Training Helicopters from Italy

The AW-119 training helicopters will replace the Israeli Air Force’s current Bell 206 training aircraft, which it bought in 1970. The deal, estimated at $350 million, will see Italy buy an equivalent value of Israeli military technology

Photo: Alexandra Aksyutich / IAF website

US, Israel Conclude Massive Joint Military Exercise

The Air Defense Division of the Israeli Air Force and the United States European Command (USEUCOM) on Thursday concluded the week-long Juniper Falcon 2019 exercise – the largest directorate exercise performed by the IDF in cooperation with the US Military
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