Iranian words and deeds raise the regional stakes
The US officially points the finger at Tehran after the 30 July UAV attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Oman, while the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps continues to ratchet tensions with a grandiose new claim.
Hamas/Hezbollah threat adds weight to case for special IDF missile unit
Has the recent Gaza flare-up tipped the scales in favour of a new IDF surface-to-surface missile unit, despite air force opposition?
Déjà vu hovers over MTCR but manufacturer fears may prove unfounded
Will the Biden administration decide to reverse moves by its predecessor to loosen UAV export restrictions under the Missile Technology Control Regime?
Airborne C-UAS laser proves its worth in early tests, say Israelis
Israel claims success in a series of C-UAS tests using an airborne high-powered laser.
8th June 2021
Israeli industry looks towards innovative propulsion systems and new-generation propellant.
21st May 2021
IAI is exploring the potential of nanosatellites and microsatellites to deliver persistent overhead surveillance of threat areas.
7th May 2021
German UAS operators will soon start to train with a specially adapted version of the Israeli-made Heron TP.
5th May 2021
A US-owned Israeli firm is developing a logistical solution to avoid the problem of drift orbit.
22nd April 2021
The newest robotic ground vehicle for the IDF is designed for integration with tactical forces in mobile, dismounted operations.
19th April 2021
Interceptor used in March test was the first series-production Barak ER missile, with the IDF the most likely launch customer. The extended-range Barak variant will slot into the existing Israeli air defence umbrella of systems.
12th April 2021
Rafael may combine software-defined radio communications with unmanned aerial capabilities from Aeronautics.
9th February 2021
An issue around selling a missile with US components seems to have been solved — either the US relented or MBDA was able to source an alternative.
29th January 2021
Standoff glide bomb is being rolled out by Israeli Air Force to complement Spice 1000 and Spice 2000.
27th January 2021
SH-60Fs are expected to operate from Sa’ar 6 corvettes with Elta ELM-family maritime radar and other classified sensors, as well as Spike missile variants.
14th January 2021
Egypt is believed to be interested in the Falco Xplorer ISR platform, in keeping with a strong defence business relationship between Italy and the North African country.
16th December 2020
David’s Sling was tested simultaneously with an upgraded Iron Dome system and the Arrow ballistic missile interceptor — some of these capabilities could appeal to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
25th November 2020
Talks are only at an early stage, and questions remain over how procurement of the fourth-generation multirole aircraft would be funded
9th November 2020
Will the appeal of technology to enable swarm operations of tanks and APCs overcome concerns over human factors?
26th October 2020
Defence and decoy systems are intended to protect the vessels from missile attack
2nd October 2020
The selection of Rafael as preferred bidder for the Czech Republic's mobile air defence requirement is notable for including a strong element of local industrial workshare
1st October 2020
A new and as yet unnamed anti-ship missile, developed by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Navy, was test-fired for the first time in the …
24th September 2020
Israel has targeted Syrian facilities that are allegedly being used — with Iranian assistance — to replenish the country’s stock of chemical weapons (CW). Shephard understands …
3rd September 2020
Israel is intent on developing and procuring new technologies to counter underwater threats to its vessels, merchant ships and natural gas infrastructure in the Mediterranean. …
21st August 2020
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is drawing closer to a decision on which platform will replace its fleet of 23 aging CH-53D Yas'ur helicopters (pictured) with …