Israeli Defense Forces

USAF Deploys A-10 Warthog CAS Aircraft to CENTCOM After Hamas Attacks on Israel

USAF Deploys A-10 Warthog CAS Aircraft to CENTCOM After Hamas Attacks on Israel

A-10 deployed to CENTCOM after Hamas Attacks on Israel On Oct. 12, 2023 A-10 Thunderbolt II CAS aircraft from the… Read More

5 months ago

Israeli Air Force F-4 Navigator recalls when he and his pilot attacked an Egyptian warship with an AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile during the Yom Kippur War

The F-4 Kurnass Despite the ability of the American manufactured F-4 to perform both the air-to-ground and air-to-air roles with… Read More

5 months ago

Former Israeli Air Force officer living in Massachusetts to reenlist after attack by Hamas fighters, US to reposition Gerald R. Ford CSG and tactical aircraft to support Israel

Former Israeli Air Force officer to reenlist To help with his home country's war effort following Saturday's attack by Hamas… Read More

5 months ago

Operation Opera: the story of how Israeli Air Force F-16 Netz fighter bombers destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor

The Israel Defence Force/Air Force delayed their own mission long enough to get the machines it needed for the attack… Read More

9 months ago

The story of the IAF Skyhawk pilot who shot down two Syrian MiG-17s flying an A-4 fitted with French-designed and Israeli-manufactured 30 mm DEFA Cannon

Dotan squeezed the trigger and fired a long burst into the jet's right wing root. The wing was quickly ripped… Read More

10 months ago

US, Israel Kick off Exercise Juniper Oak 23-2, a Massive Drill with 142 Aircraft, amid growing tensions with Iran

Of the 142 aircraft participating, 100 are American, including everything from four US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers to… Read More

1 year ago

Israel Formally Requested to US 25 F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets to Boost its Capabilities to Strike Iran

Israel has sent a formal request to the US to purchase 25 F-15IA (F-15EX) Eagle II fighter jets with an… Read More

1 year ago

Israeli Pilots with Foreign Passports Barred by US from Flying IAF F-35I Adir Stealth Fighter Aircraft

Sources claim the IAF accepted this stipulation and gave up assigning pilots to F-35I Adir aircraft. In fear of information… Read More

1 year ago

Israel grounds 11 F-35I stealth jets after US F-35B crash at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth

Israel has 33 F-35I stealth jets delivered so far and they are assigned to the 116th Lions of the South… Read More

1 year ago

USS Connecticut near loss and the Year of Lost Subs. In 1968 four Submarines were lost: the French Minerve, the Israeli Dakar, the Soviet K-129 and the American USS Scorpion.

Whatever their fate, submarines from all nations continue on patrol, and whatever their nationality, in time of peace, we hope… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Israeli F-4 crew that attacked an Egyptian warship with an AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile during the Yom Kippur War

“I remembered that I once read in Aviation Week that during the Vietnam War, Americans utilized an AIM-7 to sink… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Israeli F-4 crew that shot down an Egyptian Mi-8 helicopter by means of its Kurnass afterburners

F-4 Kurnass call sign CLOSET 1 hit the Mi-8 helicopter with a gun burst and then, as it flew overhead… Read More

2 years ago

The Israeli Air Force A-4’s “Barrel”: the Yom Kippur War-era modification that extended the Skyhawk’s nozzle to combat the heat-seeking SA-7 SAM

This slight shift farther back from the missile's normal 'hot' aiming point actually made the difference when it came to… Read More

2 years ago

Israeli Air Force’s first female F-35I pilot appointed as deputy CO of 116th Squadron, Israel’s second Adir unit

The 26-year-old Capt. S., whose name and face have been classified, graduated from the pilot's course in 2016, and flew F-16s… Read More

3 years ago

The day Israeli F-4Es shot down 14 Egyptian Mi-8 helicopters (one by using their afterburner)

On Oct. 6. 1973, the first day of the Yom Kippur War, the Kurnass community was faced with an unorthodox… Read More

4 years ago

A quick look at Israeli Air Force participation in Operation Entebbe, one of the most daring hostage rescue missions in history

The combat forces were airlifted by four C-130 cargo aircraft from the Ophir airport in southern Sinai on the afternoon… Read More

4 years ago

The Day three Israeli F-15 fighter jets piloted by Children of Holocaust Survivors Performed a Flypast over Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

"We pilots of the Air Force, flying in the skies above the camp of horrors, arose from the ashes of… Read More

4 years ago