Israel’s two David’s Sling air defense batteries have been operationalized at Hatzor Air Base, marking the completion of its multi-tiered anti-missile array covering the entire national territory.
A joint US-Israel missile interceptor David's Sling, which was designed to fill the gap between the longer-range Arrow missile defence system and the shorter-range Iron Dome interceptor.
The medium-range interceptor, which became active Sunday, is meant to counter medium-range missiles. David's Sling was developed by Israeli defence firm, Rafael, with American defence giant, Raytheon, various local media reported today.
Israel has mentioned several aerial threats. One among them is Lebanon's Hezbollah, with which it fought a devastating 2006 war. The Israeli military believes Hezbollah today has between 100,000 and 120,000 short- and medium-range missiles and rockets, as well as several hundred long-range missiles, with the medium-range missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv.
An annual intelligence assessment found that both Hezbollah and Hamas are probably not keen in sparking a war in 2017, but it warned of the danger of a dynamic of escalation leading to conflict.
In February, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said "Hezbollah was not seeking a resumption of hostilities". But if war did begin, his forces would strike Israel's Dimona nuclear facilities, he confirmed.
Now a conflict with Hamas would “be more challenging” than previous ones in the wake of highly explosive, short-range rockets reportedly acquired by the terrorist group, the head of the Israeli Air Force’s Aerial Defense Command, Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch was quoted as saying by The Times of Israel Sunday.
The David’s Sling would not protect Israel against this new variety of projectile and even the IDF’s Iron Dome short-range interceptor system would also struggle against these rockets, he warned.
Israels Innocon has won a order from an Indian law enforcement agency to deliver its Micro Falcon unmanned air vehicle. The manufacturer has teamed with an Indian partner, complying with the terms of New Delhi's "Make in India" procurement policy, Innocon's chief executive Zvika Nave was quoted as saying by
The Israeli Navy has considered to include more “Iron Dome” missile launchers on its Saar 6 missile ships being manufactured in Germany. The four Saar ships were designed to feature an iron dome missile launcher, but they will now have two iron dome pods each,
India is keen to sign multi-billion-dollar defence deals with Israel for anti-tank missiles, drones and other defence equipment, during Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit expected to be in mid-2017. The stalled purchase of hundreds of anti-tank guided missile Spike is expected to get a fresh lease of life from the Cabinet Committee on Security under a $1-billion purchase plan in the next few days
Israel is planning to deploy David's Sling missile- defense system in the next two weeks, local media reports Monday. The Davids Sling exact deployment date is not specified but Brig
Senior Israeli defense officials have said that Syria's Bashar al-Assad is possessing up to 3 tons of chemical weapons. "100 percent certain that the attack was 'directly ordered and planned by Assad'," Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on April 6,
US Micronet Enertecs subsidiary, Enertec Systems has teamed up with Indias Cyient DLM to jointly pursue contracts with Israeli Aerospace and Defense companies that have offset obligations in India. These obligations are based on an ongoing Aerospace and Defense trade agreement between the governments of India and Israel, the company announced today
Israeli scientists at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have developed a new system that uses a combination of lasers and glowing bacteria for remote landmine detection. Writing in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the researchers presented a novel, functional system combining lasers and bacteria to remotely map the location of buried landmines and unexploded ordnance
An unidentified drone struck on a structure and a vehicle in Southern Rafah killing one and injuring several others after Islamic States rocket attack in Israel. Following rocket fire directed at communities in the Eshkol Regional Council Monday morning, there was an unmanned aerial vehicle attack on a house in southern Rafah killing one person, Al Jazeera reported
The Israeli Defense Forces has introduced vegan rations with increase in number of vegan combat soldiers. The vegan combat rations will include hummus and tahini, beans in tomato sauce, cocoa spread, halva, green olives, peas and canned fruit,
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