Israel has appointed Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin as the new commander of the Israel Air Force on Thursday, taking over from Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel.
Eshel held the post for the last four-and-a-half years. The handing over ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and members of the General Staff, Jerusalem Post reported Thursday.
Norkin had been head of the IDF Planning Directorate since July 2015.
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Israels Meteor Aerospace has started full-scale development of a new medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV. The UAV, known as Impat 1300 will offer a take-off weight of 1300 kg at an operating ceiling of 30,000ft and an operational endurance of 30 hours,
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has successfully intercepted a target UAV using Patriot surface-to-air missile system from a base in central Israel as part of an air force drill. As part of the exercise, the American-made system scored a direct hit on an airborne UAV
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