Tag: Israeli Defense Forces

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...
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...
Israel selects the F-15IA to supplement its F-35 fleet
The first F-15IA will be delivered to Israel in 2023 Ynetnews reports that Israel has decided on getting the F-15IA to supplement its F-35 fleet. Israel Air Force (IAF) in fact has decided to upgrade its dependable F-15 fleet with improved model capable of carrying 13 tons of explosives with advanced avionics in addition to continuing purchasing F-35 multirole stealth fighters. The...
Israel shoots down Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter bomber
According Israeli reports, the incident took place over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The pilot of the Su-24 was killed. On Jul. 24, 2018 the Israeli military shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO: Fencer) fighter bomber after it entered Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, raising fears of further military escalation in the region. According Israeli reports, the incident...
Israel secretly hosted a team from United Arab Emirates recently to review operations on the F-35
The extraordinary visit comes as the UAE seeks to purchase its own fleet of advanced F-35 fighter jets According i24NEWS, on Jul. 4 that Israel secretly hosted a team from United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently to review operations on the F-35. A delegation from the U.S. was present as well. The extraordinary visit comes as the UAE seeks to purchase its own...
This photo shows Israeli F-35 flying over Beirut
Aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, the picture was apparently leaked to the network According The Times of Israel, the photo in this post shows an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, the picture was apparently leaked to the network. The photograph, shot from a...
Israel withdraws F-15 fighters from Red Flag Alaska amid growing tensions with Iran and Syria
“Israel’s first participation in the Red Flag exercise in Alaska will take place as planned in May. According with assessments of the situation the air force has decided to tailor the participation of its planes,” IDF spokesperson Israel has decided that its F-15 fighters will not be heading to Alaska for this year’s Red Flag exercise. The Israeli Air Force (IAF)...
IAF F-16I Sufa that crashed in Syria likely to be shot down by S-125 surface to air missile
The F-16I shoot down came after an Israeli AH-64 Apache combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV launched from Syria that infiltrated the country’s airspace early Saturday The impressive main image of this post shows the wreckage of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16I Sufa that crashed on Feb. 10, 2018 after coming under "massive anti-aircraft fire" from Syrian forces. As...
USAF delays F-35Is delivery to IAF
One of the F-35I Adir stealth fighters has to complete its technical inspections before it can make the trip home The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has decided to delay the delivery of two Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir stealth fighters for Israel, which was scheduled for this week. According to The Jerusalem Post in fact one of the jets has to complete...

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