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The first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe (China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP)

Chinese Spacecraft Makes First-Ever Landing on Moon’s Dark Side

China has become the first country to land a probe on the far side of the Moon. The Chang'e-4 has already sent back the first close-up pictures of the area’s surface

Photo: IDF

IAF Presents Plan for 2019

Components of the plan include strengthening international cooperation, purchasing new aircraft and remaining prepared for any scenario. “The theater is changing rapidly – the amount of munitions used in 2017 was doubled in 2018,” said Brig. Gen. Tomer Bar, Head of the IAF HQ

Photo: Mike Yudin / IAF website

IAF Takes Delivery of Seventh C-130J Super Hercules

The new “Shimshon” has arrived at Nevatim AFB over the weekend and joined the ranks of the 103rd (“Elephants”) Squadron. The tactical transport aircraft is capable of carrying 128 combatants, 97 stretchers, and four HMMWVs

Israel's Beresheet spacecraft (Photo: IAI)

SpaceIL, IAI to Send Time Capsule on Israel’s Historic Moon Mission

The time capsule will include Israeli national, cultural and traditional symbols, such as Israel’s Declaration of Independence, Hebrew songs, the Wayfarer’s Prayer, and paintings by Israeli children. The spacecraft, recently named Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis), is scheduled for launch in early 2019

Hermes 900 UAV (Photo: Elbit Systems)

Elbit, Adani Inaugurate UAV Complex in India

The joint venture between Adani Defence and Aerospace and Elbit Systems aims to become a UAV supplier to the Indian armed forces. The facility would manufacture aerostructures for the Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 UAVs

A Boeing 707 aerially refuels three F-15 jets (Photo: Yonatan Zalk, IAF)

IAI, Boeing Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

According to the agreement, Boeing is expected to provide IAI with work packages totaling potentially billions of shekels, relating to potential future Boeing sales of defense products to Israel, including new tanker aircraft

The Israeli Air Force participated in Red Flag Alaska for the first time in 2018 (Photo: IDF)

Cooperative Alliances at Cruising Level

The Israeli Air Force assigns the utmost importance to participation in training exercises overseas and to the cooperative alliances with foreign air forces. A special glimpse into the IAF's Overseas Training Exercise Section
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