Tag: Israeli Air Force

Bell Boeing modifies USMC MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to boost their readiness
Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, decided that it has an operational need for 12 to 14 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. After years of discussion on what should be ordered as a replacement/addition to the UH-60A Yanshuf and the CH-53 2025 Yas’ur, it looks like the Israeli Defence Ministry...
USAF delays F-35Is delivery to IAF
Israel has expanded its operations against Iranian targets to Iraq, where Israeli Air Force F-35I stealth fighters have struck twice in ten days. Israel has expanded its operations against Iranian targets to Iraq, where Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35I stealth fighters have struck twice in ten days. According to The...
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns Iran that “The F-35I can reach Tehran and of course also Syria”
“Lately, Iran has been threatening Israel with destruction,” Netanyahu said, standing in front of an F-35I Adir jet during a visit to the Nevatim Air Base. “It should remember that these planes can reach every place in the Middle East.” On Jul. 9, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran that Israeli...
Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir takes part in First Joint Exercise with Service’s F-15 and F-16
"We're not going to adjust the 'Adir' (F-35I) according to the air force – we're going to adjust the air force according to the 'Adir'," Israeli Air Force senior member. The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I recently took part in first joint exercise with its F-15 and F-16, the service announced on Jun. 6.
Exercise Tri-Lightning: for the first time ever, F-35s from three nations operate together
Exercise Tri-Lightning is a demonstration of the interoperability between the U.S., U.K., and Israel using the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35I respectively. Taken on Jun. 25,  2019 although not easy to see because of the standard F-35 colour scheme the interesting picture in this post shows F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft from three nations (U.S.,...
The unknown story of the Israeli F-4s that dogfighted with North Korean MiG-21 during the Yom Kippur War
"Seconds later we saw them, two MiGs. Crossover and the two of us engaged them. One MiG disappeared the other MiG remained for a 1-vs-2 air combat,” Gur, former Israeli Air Force F-4 crew member. During the Yom Kippur War the Israeli Air Force (IAF) actually faced an Arab coalition, rather than the...
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...