PREMIUM: Egypt seeks more advanced UAV capabilities
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.
PREMIUM: Unprecedented missile intercept test may stoke Gulf interest
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.
PREMIUM: Discussions put Rafale in play for Iraq
Talks are only at an early stage, and questions remain over how procurement of the fourth-generation multirole aircraft would be funded
PREMIUM: High-tech suite offers glimpse of networked future for Israeli combat vehicles
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 ...
6th August 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is proposing a funding boost for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), citing ongoing tensions with Iran and its proxies in ...
24th July 2020
If it seemed odd to some observers for Israel Aerospace Industries, with its long aviation heritage, to acquire the manufacturing operations for three all-terrain 4x4 ...
14th July 2020
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems has developed new sensors for a variant of its ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR). The baseline ELM 2084 MMR ...
19th June 2020
As the risk of regional conflict with Iran shows no sign of abating, Israel has asked the US to expedite delivery of its first pair ...
12th June 2020
As the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue to go robotic, with some autonomous fighting systems already operational and others under development, planners and frontline troops ...
2nd June 2020
The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Innovation Center is producing its first deliverables after completing an initial 13-week cycle of development with three local start-up companies. ...
14th May 2020
Statistics do not always tell the full story but sometimes they reveal a problem. For example, more than 80% of flight hours in the Israeli ...
6th May 2020
Israel is continuing to offer US security authorities the benefit of its military experience in detecting subterranean tunnels dug by terrorists, Shephard has learned. The ...
27th April 2020
Iran last week unveiled two new indigenously developed long-range radar systems, but Israeli experts are downplaying their capabilities. The Khalij-e Fars ('Persian Gulf') and Moraqeb ...
24th April 2020
Israel may have to tighten its defence equipment export controls, after evidence emerged that Turkey has provided one of the sides in the Libyan civil ...
22nd April 2020
The Arad and Carmel assault rifles recently developed by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) are attracting interest abroad among militaries – especially in Asia – that ...
14th April 2020
The Israeli Navy has terminated a programme to use unarmed and armed unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for maritime patrol missions. Unmanned underwater systems remain under ...
31st March 2020
A system intended to avoid "blue-on-blue" incidents among ground forces is now being extended to personnel operating combat helicopters and unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). ...
27th March 2020
Increasingly, planners with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) aim to shield soldiers from danger if an unmanned system is a very capable replacement – or ...