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Tag: Israeli Air Force

IAF to purchase 17 more F-35Is
Iranian intelligence discovered that the Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets had carried out this sortie as a test of the possibility of an undetected attack on Iranian outposts and bases, during which they photographed those sensitive bases, evading the Russian S-300 missile system’s radar. Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander...
F-35 or F-15? Israel wants both
IAF is keen to buy both the F-15 and F-35 if there are no budget constraints. Israel’s Globes says the country will decide by this summer what type of fighters it will acquire using U.S. defense aid money. The report says the air force is keen to buy...
Croatia to buy Israeli second-hand F-16C/Ds
Israeli senior officials will travel to Central Europe this week to inform the Croatian Ministry of Defense Ynetnews reports that the sale of surplus Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16s to Croatia has failed to get clearance from the US. Defense Ministry Director-General Udi Adam and Michel Ben-Baruch, the...
Israeli Air Force leaning towards buying new F-15s instead of a third F-35 Squadron
"We are without a canopy, proceeding for landing at the nearest base," the F-15 pilot says over the radio in a calm voice On Jan. 2, 2019, the crew of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 fighter jet fought freezing temperatures and buffeting winds to bring their aircraft down after its cockpit...
U.S. and other Foreign Volunteers with the Israeli Air Force during the October 1973 War
What information has become available so far indicates the presence of only three U.S. officers with the IDF/AF during the October 1973 War Arab, especially Egyptian observers repeatedly claimed that volunteers from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the U.S. Navy, with combat experience from Vietnam, were deployed to Israel to support the...
Israel offers surplus F-16s to Colombia to replace the country's Kfir fighter jets
Washington is upset that Israel added advanced Israeli-made electronic systems to the F-16s, giving Jerusalem an edge over American planes US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has reportedly refused to approve the sale of 12 F-16 combat aircraft to Croatia. The US government must approve the sale of its planes sold to any...
The Story of the Egyptian MiG-15 Pilot that Perfectly Ditched his Stricken Aircraft in Lake Bardawil
Abd el-Rahman Muharram, the pilot of the stricken MiG-15, flew exceptionally well and his subsequent ditching in the shallow waters of Lake Bardawil was a remarkable piece of airmanship Taken in 1956, the interesting photos in this post show the first Egyptian Air Force (EAF) MiG-15 lost in combat during the Suez War. The aircraft, flown by pilot Abd el-Rahman...
Operation Nickel Grass: The C-5/C-141 Airlift that saved Israel
It is sufficient to say that U.S. military transport aircraft - much larger than those deployed by other belligerents in Yom Kippur War - delivered no fewer than 22,345 tons of freight in the course of 556 sorties flown by Oct. 24, 1973 Western military observers often emphasise that during the October 1973...
The Soviet MiG-25s Reconnaissance Flights over Israel that IAF Fighters were never able to intercept
'We saw Phantoms being scrambled from bases in Israel, but especially so from Meliz and their new base in the southern Sinai. They were climbing at maximum speed, but never came even near to the MiG-25s," Fuad Kamal, EAF Pilot Throughout the period between August 1970 and spring 1971, the ceasefire between Egypt and Israel (the Rogers peace plan) was...
The Egyptian Air Force First Phantom Killer that never was
'Then my leader yelled, "Break, break, we have two aircraft behind!" So, I forgot about the smoking Phantom and turned away. I left him southeast of Suez, and the jet crossed into Sinai. I think the F-4 crashed on the way home ...,' Ahmed Atef, Egyptian Air Force MiG-21 Pilot The reason the Israeli Air Force (IAF) worked so hard to obtain the...

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