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Prelude to early Israeli elections?
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over opposition to Gaza ceasefire
His move to pull his six-member Yisrael Beytenu Party out of the government leaves Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the slimmest of ruling majorities, with a coalition of only 61 members out of 120.
Israel Aerospace Industries wins $550 million Asia contract for defense system
Sky Capture is a command-and-control system for anti-aircraft systems, which greatly improves the customer’s own air defenses by providing accurate target data for the interceptors.
Rocket fire in Beersheva is a game-changer
If Israel decides to launch an attack, it could sputter, be protracted, drag on into the winter, and, of course, result in considerable casualties on the front lines and on the home front, and draw criticism due to the public’s natural tendency to lose patience.
The idea of a ‘lone wolf’ terrorist is a joke
Saying that a terrorist acted alone is no doubt convenient for the Israeli government. It allows it to shy away from the hard questions and the difficult conclusions that might be reached otherwise.
IDF Border Defense Array, which is ‘the most familiar with the enemy,’ set to expand
Video surveillance operators are part of the wider IDF Border Defense Array, which was established a year ago, swallowing up the older Combat Intelligence Collection Corps and adding several other units to it, such as mixed-gender border-defense battalions and Bedouin scouting units.
Israeli company wins deal to supply Australia with missiles
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems beat out a bid by a German company to win a tender providing the Spike 2 missile to Australia.
Romania buys rights from Israel to produce Iron Dome
In a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide the Romanian Romaero company with licensing and training to produce their own air-defense systems.
Israel's 'war between wars'
New military intelligence chief arrives at a critical juncture
Maj. Gen. Tamir Heiman is taking the helm at a critical moment in Israel’s low-profile campaign to disrupt the force buildup of its enemies as part of a campaign dubbed “the War Between the Wars.”
Bracing for Iranian counterstrike, Israel exposes Iran’s air defenses in Syria
The deployment of Iranian air defenses and drone units in Syria is personally directed by Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, IDF says. Iran's military support of Syria, to the tune of $6 billion a year, delivered under the guise of "humanitarian aid."
Israel Defense Ministry: New US aid agreement may crush Israeli companies
Though American aid to Israel will increase by $500 million a year, every dollar must be spent on weapons, systems and defense equipment from U.S. companies.
Four IDF soldiers wounded along Gaza border in explosion, Israel targets 18 terror sites in retaliation
Soldiers from the Golani infantry brigades were removing a flag from the Gaza border fence placed there by Palestinian protesters, according to standard procedure, when a bomb attached the flag detonated.
IAF investigation confirms crew’s emergency evacuation of inoperable F-16
According to the investigation, the pilot of the lead plane in the formation--also targeted by anti-aircraft missiles--dived just in time to evade the Syrian fire thereby saving his aircraft.
Airstrikes in Sinai Peninsula ‘dramatic evidence’ of growing Arab alignment with Israel
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
"Shared enemies like ISIS, Iran and political Islam have quietly brought the leaders of several Arab states into growing alignment with Israel – even as their officials and news media continue to vilify the Jewish state in public," according to NY Times report.
Israel’s ascendant Skylark counter-terror drone prepares for a new mission: full-scale war fighting
The Skylark Unit, founded in 2010, began as a unique concept based on allowing the IDF’s Artillery Corps, rather than the Israeli Air Force, to run its own aerial service, providing intelligence assistance to ground units below.
Israel and Croatia agree to pursue $500 million F-16 fighter jet deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković have agreed to advance the sale of Israeli F-16 fighter jets to Croatia.