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Israel arms and modernizes the army of Turkey’s main enemy

The Greek Defense Ministry is negotiating with the Israeli concern Elbit Maarahot on the modernization and rearmament of the air force. The estimated amount of the transaction is several tens of millions of euros, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Channel 9 TV.

Why the girls from Israeli army do not take part in battles?

After several spectacular victories over the Arab states, the Israel Defense Forces or the IDF are considered by many to be almost the best in the world. This statement is supported by the fact that she fights constantly and practically without interruption.

Political overdose: Israel invites Jordan to war

Former Israeli diplomat Ilan Baker said that if Jordan is dissatisfied with Tel Aviv’s position to annex territories located on the West Bank of the Jordan River, the king of this Middle Eastern country could risk and declare war on Israel

Israel stands behind a cyber attack on Iranian port

The American publication The Washington Post reports that Israel stands behind a cyber attack on the Iranian port of Shahid Rajay, located near Bandar Abbas, at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Russia is helping Iran to avoid possible Israeli attacks in Syria

According to Al-Masdar News sources, the transport aircraft made a flight from the Iranian capital to Khmeimim in order to avoid a possible Israeli air force strike at Damascus airport - the final destination of cargo arrived from Tehran (its nature is not specified).

Gaza Strip: Corona-danger behind the fence

How should preventive measures work in a densely populated area with 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants? 200 "test kits" were dispatched to the Gaza Strip on Friday March 13th.

Israeli helicopter strikes a target in Syria

The Israel Defense Forces bombed a Syrian vehicle that the military said was used in an attempted sniper attack on Israeli troops near the Golan border Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Israel’s Rafael has conducted tests for intersection of multiple drones

TEL AVIV, (BM) - In a recent demo conducted in Israel, RAFAEL’s Drone Dome C-UAS system performed interceptions of multiple drones, including maneuvering targets, using its hard-kill LASER BEAM director, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israeli Defence Market: Rafael Enters Unmanned Aerial Platform Domain The system achieved 100%

Israel may buy Boeing F-15I fighters to replace the Lockheed’s F-35s

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli leadership has revised its approaches to the IDF rearmament program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Topwar. “Under the knife” already fell part of the military equipment that was planned to be purchased from the United States. The threat of defense sequestration looms over the most advanced US product - the

Iran is ready to hit Israel because of the air strike over Damascus

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran threatens Israel with a tough response due to a Tel Aviv missile strike at Damascus International Airport. This is stated in the publication of the Federal News Agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens It is worth recalling that part of the missiles launched from

Maybe the Belgian air forces were strike over Damascus, Israeli PM said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Four members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and three Syrian soldiers were killed in airstrikes around Damascus late Thursday night which Syria attributed to Israel, according to a Britain-based Syrian civil war monitor, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens

An Israeli company unveils a lightweight sensor for airborne surveillance missions

TEL AVIV, (BM) – RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils MicroLite – a lightweight, EO/IR sensor for airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance missions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according company's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com MicroLite joins RAFAEL's family of

Did a Russian missile hit one of Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighters back 2017?

An article from April 18, 2019, published in The National Interest. WASHINGTON, (BM) - Pro-Russian media are claiming that an Israeli F-35I was hit and damaged by a Russian-made S-200 surface-to-air missile during an Israeli air strike in Syria earlier this month. Israel says one of its F-35s was damaged—after colliding with a bird. (NOTE:

Russia: Israeli F-16s almost to take down civil Airbus. IDF refuses to comment

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Syrian military said earlier they had thwarted hostile targets above Damascus, adding that the attack had been launched by Israeli forces from the Golan Heights, Sputnik reported. The Russian Ministry of Defence says Israeli F-16 fighter jets carried out strikes with eight air-to-surface missiles on Damascus' suburbs early

Israeli company provides drone radio frequency system to US military and FBI needs

TEL AVIV, (BM) - D-Fend Solutions, an Israeli counter-drone solution provider, has been selected by the United States’ Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to provide the EnforceAir c-UAS system as the core Radio Frequency system to be integrated into a counter-drone system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Jerusalem Post. Read more:

Israel has acquired a networked sensor-to-shooter system

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has announced the acquisition of 'FIRE WEAVER' - a networked sensor-to-shooter system. The game-changing system will serve the IDF's ground forces divisions, and become operational in the coming year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Rafael's statement. Read more: Military and

Russia’s S-400 system located in Syria has intercepted an Israeli missile

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Russian S-400 systems have successfully "intercepted" the innovative Israeli intercontinental ballistic missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting several sources, including media agency Avia. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Having tested its innovative missile two

Israeli stealths can destroy Iran’s cruise missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The F-35 radar is the most advanced for fighter jets, according to F-35 developer Lockheed Martin. “It enables the F-35 to be capable of identifying and intercepting airborne threats flying at a low altitude and at high speeds,” a company spokesman said on December 18. That’s important considering the emerging threats Israel

How Israel successfully destroyed a Russian Pantsyr anti-aircraft system in Syria?

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli armed forces were able to destroy one of the Pantsyr-S complexes of government troops in Syria due to the fact that the machine did not change position after the ammunition was shot, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the chief designer for air defense systems of the Instrument Design Bureau named after

Israel will acquire 50 F-35 fighter jets

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli Air Force plans to soon acquire 50 F-35 stealth fighters. This was told by a senior representative of Lockheed Martin Corporation, which produces airplanes, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, according report of Israel Hiom. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read

Russian failure: S-300s did not repel a single Israeli attack against Syria in 2019

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Despite the fact that Russia delivered its Favorite S-300 air defense systems to Syria in order to prevent even the slightest attacks against the Arab Republic, in 2019 the Russian S-300s could not justify themselves, without repelling a single Israeli attack, and even without attempting to defeat Israeli fighters, learned

Russian military has fired at an Israeli UAV near Golan Heights, Israel said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli information portal news.co.il, citing the 12th channel of Israeli TV, publishes material on the shelling of an IDF drone, which was in Syrian airspace, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. In turn, the 12th channel refers to some Syrian sources in Telegram. Read more: Satellite footage shows a secret

Israeli Defense Forces are already operating with brand new thermal sights

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announces that two configurations of the company’s XACT family of Weapon Sights have entered operational use with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military innovations – the lightest night vision goggles were presented in Colombia (video & photos) The company

Israeli company upgrades a scout attack helicopter with integrated weapons system

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems and MD Helicopters have signed a teaming agreement to incorporate advanced weapons and mission management capabilities into the MD 530G Block II (BII) scout attack helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israeli F-35s might be equipped with nuclear bombs The pilot-centric integrated weapons

Israeli F-35s might be equipped with nuclear bombs

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The American press wondered whether Israel would be able to turn its latest combat aircraft into an element of the nuclear triad, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Such a question is asked on the pages of The National Interest, where the author initially ranks Israel as a nuclear power, despite the fact that this

Israel sells Iron Dome’s radar system to Czech Republic

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The radar system that is an integral part of Israel's famed missile defense systems, the Iron Dome and the David's Sling, is to be sold to the Czech Republic, making it the first purchase of the unique Israeli technology by a NATO nation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Czech Republic Buys 12 Military Helicopters

Israel Cut off Snake Head Baha Abu al-Ata, but Long-Term Ramifications Could Be Dire

TEL AVIV, (BM) - When Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman looked at the most recent images provided by one of his organization's unmanned aerial vehicles and compared them to the data showing up on his computer monitor, he knew there was no going back. "All the stars were aligned," was the way Argaman described the situation, the trap was just

A Plot of Terror Attack Against U.S. and Israeli Diplomats Has Been Foiled

AMMAN, (BM) - Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomats alongside U.S. troops deployed at a military base in the south of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according state-owned al-Rai newspaper article on Tuesday. Read more: The U.S. and NATO

Israeli Corvette has Discovered a Russian Submarine Just 15 km from Israeli Coast

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli media publish materials alleging the activity of Russian submarines in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, including in the immediate vicinity of the coast of Israel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Ynet information. Read more: Russia Has Fired Bulava Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Submarine (Video) So,

The Israeli Nuclear Weapon Program Could Destabilize the Region

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s nuclear weapons program is one of the biggest military open secrets in the world. Now we know a little more about the angst inside the Pentagon in the late 1960s, as Israel was months away from activating its nuclear deterrent. That’s all according to new documents obtained by the nonprofit National Security Archive

Israel Will Receive Armed Zrikhon Turret for Its Armored Vehicles

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli armored personnel carriers "Eitan" and "Namer" will receive an uninhabited turret with cannon armament, called "Zrikhon" ("Turret"), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iron Dome Missile System is on Alert to Defend from Iranian Attacks, Israeli Air Force Commander Said This combat module is

US B-52 Bomber for Israel is a Bad Decision and a Threat for the Middle East Peace

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In April 2014, retired Air Force lieutenant general David Deptula and Michael Makovsky of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal arguing that the United States should turn over a dozen surplus B-52 heavy bombers to Israel. Deptula and Makovsky said that the eight-engine

A Large Air Force Drills Including F-35 Fighters Will Be Held in Israel

JERUSLAEM, (BM) - The Israeli Air Force next week will host its biannual Blue Flag aerial exercise, with the F-35 stealth fighter jet taking part in the drill for the first time, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Over 1,000 people were due to participate in the 12-day exercise, with at least four countries sending air crews to take part. Read

Israel Might Be Involved in a War at Any Time, the IDF Chief Said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The chief of the General Staff of the Israeli army held a press conference for military journalists, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. According to Lieutenant General Aviv Kohavi, the situation for Israel is extremely tense. Read more: Israel Will Soon Have a New Precision-Guided Supersonic Stand-off Missile for

Israeli-Upgraded Tanks are Used by Turks in Their Offensive in Syria

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Turkey is using M60-A1 tanks upgraded by Israel in its offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Jerusalem Post. Photos near the Turkish border town of Akçakale during Operation Peace Spring of M-60 tanks upgraded by Israeli Military Industries are circulating on social media. In

Israeli Spy Drone Has Been Launched Over Beirut’s Suburbs, Lebanon Claims

BEIRUT, (BM) - The Lebanese army on Sunday accused Israel of sending a reconnaissance drone at the weekend over Beirut’s southern suburbs, a bastion of the Shiite terror group Hezbollah, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. On August 25, two explosives-laden drones were sent to the same area. One of them exploded, sparking a dangerous escalation

Israel May Have a Secret Powerful Force – Hundreds of Nuclear Weapons and Missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Unofficially, Tel Aviv wants everyone to know it has them, and doesn’t hesitate to make thinly-veiled references to its willingness to use them if confronted by an existential threat. Estimates on the size of Tel Aviv’s nuclear stockpile range from 80 to 300

Israel Might Well Consider a Preventive Nuclear Attack Against Iran

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Main Point: If Israel ever does use nuclear weapons in anger, it will rewrite the diplomatic and security architecture of the Middle East, and also the nonproliferation architecture of the world as a whole. Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst-kept secret in international relations. Since the 1970s, Israel has maintained a

Israel Plans to Upgrade Its Missile Defence System ‘to Protect Against Iran’

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli television released material reporting on the country's prime minister’s initiative to modernize a missile defense system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Did China ‘Receive’ Military Technology from Israel to Build Its J-10 Fighter Jet? This is a report published on the Kan-11 TV channel. Reporters

Israel`s Air Defence System is Impressive, But Not Impenetrable

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s Iron Dome is more than a missile defense system. It’s practically an icon, a symbol of how technological creativity can enable one rocket to knock another rocket out of the sky. But did the system fail earlier this month? And what does this mean for the U.S. military’s planned buy of Iron Dome? Any thoughts of an

Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Will Be Used by Indian Armed Forces

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Indian infantry soldiers now finally have a new weapon to destroy advancing enemy tanks on the western front with Pakistan. The Army has begun to induct a limited number of Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to meet immediate operational requirements till the indigenous man-portable “tank killers” being developed by

Israeli Company Won a Night Vision Goggles Contract for the US Marines

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced yesterday that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, ("Elbit Systems of America"), was awarded delivery order valued at approximately $23 million for the supply of systems and various spare components to the U.S. Marine Corps, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The order will be executed

An Israeli Company Tests Second Sonar System with the Royal Canadian Navy

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems’ Canadian subsidiary, GeoSpectrum Technologies (GTI), announces the successful Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trial of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) on board the HMCS Glace Bay of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), completing final assessment of a second TRAPS onboard RCN’s vessels (tests of GTI’s TRAPS

Saudi Arabia Needs Israeli Iron Dome to Protect Itself

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The US Department of Defense has announced it will send additional troops and possibly the Israeli Iron Dome system to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to reinforce air defenses. While the exact locations for additional air defenses have not been announced, the most likely deployment would be along Saudi Arabia’s northern border

Elbit Systems of America Buys Night Vision Business of L3Harris Totaling $350M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, completed the acquisition of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies for a purchase price of $350 million. Read more: Elbit`s JFST System Has Been Ordered by UK Totaling $38 Million Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems

Israel`s Elbit Unveils Anti-Drone Protection and Neutralization System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems has launched a vehicular configuration of the ReDrone anti-drone protection and neutralization system in a bid to meet the increasing demand for protection of vehicles and convoys against hostile drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: Israeli Company to Supply Protection Radars

Israeli Company Introduces Vehicular Anti-Drone Innovative System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Addressing the increasing demand for protection of vehicles and convoys against hostile drones, Elbit Systems is introducing ReDrone Vehicular Tactical System, a vehicular configuration of the Company’s operational anti-drone protection and neutralization system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israel`s General

Rockets Were Fired Toward Israel, in Response, Israeli Tank Destroys Two Hamas Posts

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Three rockets were fired toward Israeli communities north of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon, in the second such attack from the Palestinian enclave in as many days, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. Read more: Hezbollah Will Hit More Targets of ‘Weak and Debilitated’ Israel, Hassan Nasrallah

Elbit`s JFST System Has Been Ordered by UK Totaling $38 Million

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announced that its UK subsidiary, Elbit Systems UK Ltd., ("Elbit Systems UK"), was awarded an approximately $38 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence ("UK MoD") to supply comprehensive JFST (Joint Fires Synthetic Training) systems to the British Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Elbit

Israel Defense Force May Receive a New Assault Automatic Rifle ‘Arad’

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel Defense Forces in the near future may receive a new rifle weapon. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) introduced a new assault (automatic) rifle of its own design and production of "Arad", learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: H&K Will Soon Begin Delivering Thousands of 7.62mm Marksman Rifles to the

Israeli Drone Was Shot Down and Seized by the Hamas, Palestinian Media Said

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Palestinian media reported that the drone was shot down and was seized by the Hamas terror group, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TTI. Read more: Hezbollah Downs Israeli Drone The Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday morning that one of its drones had fallen in the Gaza Strip overnight. In a statement, the military

Israeli Defence Market: Rafael Enters Unmanned Aerial Platform Domain

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of some of the world’s most groundbreaking technologies for air, land, naval, space and cyber applications, announces it has completed, with its partner, Mr. Avichai Stolero, the acquisition of Aeronautics Ltd., one of Israel’s leading developers of unmanned aerial

Israel Sells G2 Drone to Undisclosed Country in West Africa

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Aero-Sentinel Company, an Israeli manufacturer of UAV systems, recently won a tender to supply its G2 drone to a security agency in a West African country for surveillance missions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: An Israeli UAV Is the First to be Able to Transport Casualties or Others Needing

Israel`s Rada Will Unveil Two New Radars at the DSEI 2019 Exhibition

TEL AVIV, (BM) - RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. will unveil two new radars, the aCHR and the xMHR, at the DSEI 2019 Defense and Security exhibition and conference taking place in London, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israel’s Selected Iron Fist Active Protection System Incorporates RADA’s Hemispheric Radars The ‘advanced

Israel`s Rafael Unveils Its Trophy Active Protection System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel`s Rafael is participating at DSEI 2019, 10-13 September, ExCel Exhibition Center, London, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The German army will test the Israeli developed Trophy protection system for its Leopard 2 tanks RAFAEL is a pioneer developer of various categories of land systems, including Remote

Israel`s General Robotics Unveils Its New Pitbull-3 Anti-Drone RWS

JERUSALEM, (BM) - General Robotics Ltd., – a company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for defense and homeland security applications – will reveal, for the first time at DSEI 2019, the new anti-drone remote controlled weapon station with its latest features, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

Israel`s Elbit Systems to Present C4I Battlefield Management Systems at DSEI

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Elbit Systems UK will showcase advanced systems across all areas of defensive capabilities at this year’s DSEI, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million The full range of capabilities will be located on stand S2-120, and

Rafael Expands Operations in India and Announces New Facility with ASTR

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC), a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Pvt Ltd. and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at Hardware Technology Park, Hyderabad on 27 August 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Rafael statement. Read more: India Will Use

Elbit Systems to Supply Electronic Warfare Suite for the Portuguese KC-390 Sircraft

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Elbit Systems announces that it was selected by the Portuguese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to supply a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for the Portuguese Air Forces’ (PtAF) new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million

The Defence Tech Advancements Help Israel to Defend Itself or Prepare for War

WASHINGTON, (BM) - On Aug. 22 a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip aimed at Israel. An alert was activated in an open area where the rocket was projected to land. The rocket was one of more than 1,600 fired at Israel over the last year, half by Gaza-based militants. Each time, a sophisticated system of sirens warn residents in affected areas.

Israel is Behind Iraq Air Strikes, US Officials Confirm

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US officials have confirmed that Israel was behind recent airstrikes on alleged weapons depots in Iraq, which were ostensibly being used by Iran to transfer arms to Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Senior US officials yesterday told the New York Times that Israel has carried out “several strikes in recent

Israeli Soldiers Opened Fire at a Civilian Airplane Flying Over the Golan Heights

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Soldiers opened fire at a crop-dusting plane flying over the Golan Heights on Wednesday, mistaking it for an infiltrating aircraft from Syria, in what the Israel Defense Forces called a “serious incident”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. Read more: Israel Has Carried Out Several Strikes on

Israel Has Carried Out Several Strikes on Iranian-Controlled Bases in Syria and Iraq

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Israel has carried out several strikes on Iranian-controlled bases in Syria and Iraq in recent weeks with permission from the United States and Russia, learned bulgarianMilitary.com. Moscow and Washington agreed that the Jewish state could conduct these attacks on Iranian targets in order to “ensure Israel’s security,” the

Israel Sells Sophisticated Spy Planes to UAE

JERUSALEM, (BM) - A report prepared by the law firm “Appleby” and published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that the UAE had signed a contract with the Israeli occupation to get sophisticated spy planes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Read more: Israel`s Rafael Unveils its Next-Gen Flagship Solutions for Land and Air

According Iraq, Israel is Responsible for the Explosions in the Saqr Military Base

BAGHDAD, (BM) - An Iraqi defense official blamed Israel for carrying out strikes in the country with US backing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Following the series of explosions earlier this week in a weapons depot controlled by an Iranian-backed militia in Baghdad, the official told Asharq Al-Awsat that “It is obvious

Israeli Spike NLOS Missile Will Be Tested from U.S. Apache Helicopters

JERUSALEM, (BM) - The US Army will hold a demonstration later this month to determine if it can fire Rafael Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missiles from US helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: Rafael performed a first test of launch of its Spike –NLOS from a light vehicle (video) The service is set

Two Israeli-Made Orbiter-3 Tactical Drones Were Shot Down in Libya (Video)

TRIPOLI, (BM) - Two Israeli-made Orbiter-3 tactical drones were shot down by in Libya by troops allied with strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting JPost. Until now i am surprised that no one ever highlighted the presence of Israeli/Azerbaijan-made Orbiter-3 UASs which was supplied to #GNA

Israel`s Rada Announced New Orders Totaling $9 Million for Radar systems and Avionics

NETANYA, (BM) - RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced that it has received $9 million in new orders in July 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. $8 million of the orders are for RADA’s radar systems, while $1 million are avionics orders. Applications for the radar systems are for C-UAV (counter UAV), VSHORAD

Innovative Armored Fighting Vehicle Was Unveiled by Israel`s Elbit Systems

HAIFA, (BM) - Elbit Systems has concluded extensive testing and carried out a series of successful capability demonstrations of its innovative Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV), as part of the CARMEL Future Combat Vehicle project of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Elbit

Israeli Navy Received INS Magen – Next-Generation SA’AR-6 Class Missile Corvette

JERUSALEM, (BM) - On May 23, 2019, the world’s most modern corvette was named INS Magen at a ceremony in Kiel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This marks another important milestone in the ongoing program of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as General Contractor to build four next-generation SA’AR-6 class missile corvettes for the Israeli Navy.

Two New F-35 Fighter Jets Raising the Number of Stealth Aircraft in Israel’s Arsenal

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Two new F-35 “Adir” fighter jets landed at Nevatim Airbase on Sunday, raising the number of advanced stealth aircraft in Israel’s arsenal to 16, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. “The ongoing procurement of the ‘Adir’ is another expression of the long-term military cooperation between Israel and the US,

Israel is Preparing for a “Possible” Military Confrontation with Iran

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi said on last Friday that Israel is preparing for a “possible” military confrontation with Iran and its military wings in the next two years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Speaking to Israel Hayom, Hanegbi – who is also a member of Israel’s security cabinet

Rafael Has Been Awarded a $100 Million Contract to Supply Barak-8 Missiles to India

HYDERABAD, (BM) - At a ceremony yesterday (July 11th, 2019) by KRAS (Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd. India), RAFAEL presented a $100 M contract to KRAS for the manufacturing of 1,000 BARAK 8/ MRSAM missile kits to be supplied to BDL via IAI for further integration purposes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company`statement. Read

The 16th Annual Spike Missile Users Club Conference Took Place in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA (BM) - For the 16th year in a row, the SPIKE Users Club has gathered, this time in Slovenia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting company`s statement. The SPIKE missile Users Club Meeting (SUCM) was founded by the SPIKE user nations in June 2003, and has become a unique platform for the nations to share their knowledge and

Israeli Aircraft Hit Hamas Underground Facilities in the Gaza Strip Early Today

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Israeli aircraft hit Hamas underground facilities in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after a rocket fired at southern Israel was shot down in the first such attack since Israel and terror groups in the coastal enclave fought a vicious two-day battle last month, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. The IDF

Rafael Unveils a Unique SAR Feature for Its Litening and Reccelite EO Pods

TEL AVIV (BG) - Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is unveiling it has upgraded its fifth generation Litening and Reccelite systems, effectively transforming them from traditional EO pods into EO+, with the addition of a unique SAR feature and the optional application of additional EO+ features, such as (EW, Comm, IRST). This constitutes a

Rafael Will Present Solutions for Air Battlespace Dominance to the Paris Air Show

JERUSALEM, (BGM) - Rafael is bringing its combat-proven, globally-supplied advanced solutions to the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, June 17-21, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Rafael’s cutting-edge systems serve as stand-alone solutions as well a comprehensive end-to-end package, providing a force multiplier to any platform or application. Read

Israel Will Unveil the New Tactical UAS T-Heron on the Upcoming Paris Air Show

JERUSALEM, (BGM) - In the upcoming Paris Air Show, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil the new tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) of the Heron Family: the T-Heron, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Designed for tactical missions on the battlefield, the T-Heron is expected to be used by ground forces and coast

Lockheed Martin Teams with Rafael To Market SPICE Air-to-Surface Guidance Kits

TEL AVIV, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop, market, manufacture and support Rafael’s Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE™) guidance kits for U.S. sale, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Lockheed Martin`s press

The IDF Combat Engineering Corps Adapts to the Modern Battlefield

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The subterranean medium is the sixth dimension, next to the ground, the air, the sea, outer space and cyberspace. Operational conduct in the subterranean medium conforms to different rules and involves unique methods of operation. In the subterranean medium, a person can easily lose his senses: you

Israel Is Preparing For the Worst-Case Scenario in the Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According to a research and an analysis of the publications and the comments in a number of media, including Russian ones, Israel is preparing for the worst-case possible scenario of action in the Gaza Strip, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan was overshadowed by

Rafael Will Showcase Its Unique 360° Multi-Layer Maritime Defense Solutions Suite

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On May 14-16, 2019, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. - a global pioneer in the development and manufacturing of leading defense technologies - will be participating in the IMDEX 2019 at the Changi Exhibition Center in Singapore. Rafael will be showcasing its unique 360° multi-layer naval defense

Satellite Images Captured by the ISI Reveal the Damage to the Attacked Syrian Base

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Syrian media claimed that an Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria on April 13 has wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. According to media reports, the target was a missile factory in the Masyaf area and the

APCs Transformed into Combat Vehicles

NATO members and additional Land Forces worldwide, are modernizing their armed forces, phasing out obsolete tanks and APCs and transforming them into advanced combat vehicles Evolving to cope with the new trends in land warfare, military forces around the world transform heavy armored and mechanized forces into agile formations. Trading off

Israeli Company UVision Successfully Demonstrated Two of Its Leading HERO Systems

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli company Uvision , has successfully demonstrated two of its leading HERO systems: the multi-purpose warhead and extended-range Hero-400EC and the high-precision, light-weight man-pack portable Hero-30 to what the company calls a "Strategic" customer in Asia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The

Rafael Developed a Miniature Electro-Optical Tactical Loitering Munition

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli companies are continuing to develop loitering weapon systems. Rafael has unveiled a miniature electro-optical tactical loitering munition, designed for light maneuvering ground forces such as infantry, Marines or Special Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. FireFly is also known as the

The Israeli Company DSraider Developed a Revolutionary Personal Vehicle (Video)

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Transporting soldiers and equipment through rough terrains requires tactical solutions that could navigate in terrain previously only reached by foot. Israeli company DSraider, has developed a revolutionary personal tactical vehicle for armed forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The EZ Raider HD 4

Israel Unveils Long-Range Missile Against Underground Targets

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Rafael has unveiled the "Rocks" a very long-range air-ground missile with a capability to penetrate heavy protected targets. This the ultimate standoff air-ground weapon against hardened targets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to Rafael, “Rocks” is an advanced, extended stand-off range

A Military Scenario If There Is a Conflict Between Israel and Iran

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A military confrontation between Iran and Israel will involve at least in the first phase, attacks on Israeli targets by Iranian upgraded rockets deployed in Lebanon, and counter attacks by Israeli air, sea and ground forces. This is the assessment of Israeli experts that have referred to the warning

India Will Use the Rafael BNET Software on All Its Combat Aircrafts

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli company will supply 1000 systems that will be integrated into all the Indian air force combat aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The BNET is the main communication system of the Israeli air force (IAF) existing and future platforms. The BNET system replaces existing radio systems

Israeli Company Is Offering Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV) to India.

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Steadicopter, the Israeli company is offering its Black Eagle 50 Rotary Unmanned Aerial vehicle (RUAV) to India, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Steadicopter has teamed with Indian company Apollo Micro Systems to jointly promote the sales of system. Read more: India Buys 21 MiG-29 Fighters From

The German Heron-TP Crews Have Begun Training in the Israeli Tel Nof Air Force Base

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The German air force teams that will operate the Israeli made Heron-TP UAV have begun their training in an Israeli air force base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The training is taking place in a special complex that was set up in Israel air force (IAF) Tel Nof airbase. The German personnel is part

Israel Has Not Yet Responded to Syria’s Accusations of Attacks

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israel has so far not reacted in any way to Syrian claims that the Israeli defence forces (IDF) have attacked targets near the Syrian city of Quneitra, learned bulgarianMilitary.com. The official Syrian news agency, reported that on Feb.11 an IDF tank or tanks, fired shells at a "destroyed hospital"

A HELRAS Dipping Sonar Completed Sea Acceptance Test

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In a Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) performed by the Israeli Navy, a Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS) dipping sonar was successfully converted for operation onboard the Seagull, Elbit Systems’ Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to Elbit operating a dipping

Upgrade of the Israeli air force (IAF) C-130 fleet is underway

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The massive upgrade of the Israeli air force (IAF) C-130 fleet is underway and will enable to extend the service life of these aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As part of the upgrade, all the engine and directional systems are being digitized. The Auto pilot is being replaced and a new radar

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has begun the production of F-35 wing skins

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israel aerospace industries (IAI) has begun the production of F-35 wing skins, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The new production line was set up following Lockheed Martin’s decision to expand the skins’ production IAI board has approved the construction of the new production line in 2015. Read

The U.S. Army will purchase two Israeli Iron Dome rocket defence systems

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Army has decided to purchase two Israeli made Iron Dome rocket defence systems. The acquisition is defined as urgent and the systems will be supplied next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Iron Dome has been demonstrated in the U.S. two years ago. Since then U.S. experts visited the

Israeli Ex-military Building Protection Strategies For UN Employees In Africa

BAMAKO, Mali (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli security experts are now building protection strategies for UN employees in Africa, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The experts are ex-military and security services and have been hired by the UN for this mission. So far contracts valued at least 30 million US$ have been signed with the

The Israeli Navy Will Integrate Rafael’s C-Dome Defense System

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli navy and Rafael are cooperating in order to make the installation of the C-Dome naval defence systems on the new SAAR – 6 corvettes as easy as possible, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The C-Dome Naval defence system is based on the Iron Dome and designed to effectively protect combat

Elbit Systems and Bagira are developing new anti-terror simulators

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli companies, in close cooperation with the Israeli defence forces (IDF) and the Israeli border police, are developing new simulation systems to improve the training of special units in ant terror operations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Israel's main force against any threat is the IDF. Some

The Israeli air force has performed an air attack on Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli air force (IAF) has performed a massive air attack on Iranian targets in Syria. The standoff precision bombs hit the targets on Dec 25, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In response, the Syrians have launched a salvo of some 30 surface-air missiles against the attacking aircraft. One such

The Israeli air force (IAF) is increasing the number of UAV simulators

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Israeli airforce (IAF) is increasing the number of UAV simulators to train more operators as these perform more and more missions. The simulators are being upgraded continuously, based on the operational experience gained by the wide use of UAV, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The IAF continues to

Israeli MoD and Rafael performed a test of Spike anti-tank missile

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli ministry of defence and Rafael have performed an advanced test launch of the Spike anti-tank missile from Israeli's new Eitan armored personnel carrier (APC). The launcher has been installed on a special remotely controlled weapons turret that enables to operate different weapon systems

Can Israel keep its position as one of the top UAS exporter?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The saying "Troubles come in packages" has been recently proven to be very true. An Israeli company lost two major tenders for the supply of advanced UAS. The total loss is estimated at 1.2 billion U.S $. But that is just the introduction to a very serious issue that Israeli companies have and will…

ELTA Systems Revealed a New and Enhanced Configuration of Its Drone Guard System

Ashdod, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The division and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), ELTA Systems, revealed on 21st November 2018, a new and enhanced configuration of its Drone Guard system which detects, identifies and disrupts the operation of UAS and small drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The new modular…

The Acquisition of IMI Systems by Elbit Systems Has Been Finalised

HAIFA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The defence company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on Sunday, 25th November 2018, that the acquisition of the state-owned IMI Systems Ltd. by the company has been finalised and the deal has been concluded at the purchase price of approximately $495 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: RUAG and…

The Israeli Defence Minister Announced His Resignation and Called for Early Elections

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 14 November 2018, the Defence Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation and called for early elections, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The announcement for the resignation of the Israeli Minister of Defence came after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal. As a…

Israel Aerospace Industries Awarded a $777-Million LRSAM Contract

BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) announced yesterday, 24th October 2018, that the company has been awarded an $777-million contract for the supply of LRSAM (Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile) defence systems, which is the marine version of the Barak-8 AMD (Air and Missile Defence)…

CONTROP Announced the Launching of Its iSea-25HD

HOD HASHARO, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 17 October 2018, the prominent developer and manufacturer of long-range, intruder detection systems for a variety of defence and civilian applications, CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., announced the launching of its new compact surveillance system for naval missions iSea-25HD, exhibited at…

Radar Orders at $3.5 Million Received by RADA

NETANYA, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: RADA The Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced on Monday, 3 September 2018, that the company has received new radar orders, including for its advanced eCHR radar, at the amount of $3.5 million for a U.S. military customer,…

RADA’s MHR Goes to the British Army Embedded in the Rafael’s Drone Dome

NETANYA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com), 23 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: RADA This Monday, 20th August 2018, RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. revealed that within the coming months the British Army will be supplied with its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR), which are integrated in the Rafael Advanced Defence Systems…

Lockheed Martin Team up with Rafael for Evaluating Potential SPICE Markets

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Lockheed Martin with Rafael SPICE Agreement Lockheed Martin announced on 16 July 2018 that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., the largest employer in Northern Israel, for…

“A Complete Revolution” for the C-130Hs of Israel

TEL AVIV (Israel), April 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Mike Freer/Touchdown-aviation The Lockheed four-engine turboprop military transport aircrafts C-130H of Israel will be upgraded under a major program for modernisation, which will be “a complete revolution” according to the said by the Israeli Air Force, reported…

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