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How do Iranian cruise missiles pose a major threat to Israel?

As Israel wages war on Hamas it has come under increased attack from Iran’s cruise missiles and suicide drones. Babak Taghvaee looks at the threat posed by these weapons and the proxy groups using them

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How does Iran use airliners to secretly fly weapons into Syria?

Babak Taghvaee reveals how Iran, aided by the Syrian Arab Air Force, has used airliners to fly weapons into Syria to help arm terrorist groups fighting Israel

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Israel scores F-35's first confirmed cruise missile kill

An Israeli Air Force-operated F-35I Adir (or ‘Mighty One’) has been credited with scoring the type’s first known air-to-air kill against a cruise missile on October 31, probably using an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile to achieve this feat

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OPINION: Can Israel justify its airstrikes in Gaza as civilian death toll grows?

Israel is attacking Hamas in Gaza like it has never done before. This comes after the deadly attacks by Hamas on October 7, which claimed up to 1,400 Israeli lives. There is no denying that Israel has the right to defend itself against terror groups, like Hamas and Hezbollah, but did it really have to kill so many innocent Palestinians – many of them children – in going after the extremists?

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What happened during the first 10 days of the Israel-Hamas War?

A new chapter in the Middle East conflict was opened on October 7, when Hamas fighters smashed through the southern perimeter fences dividing Israel and Gaza. In the wake of these events, the Israeli government promised retribution against Hamas and to “wipe it from the face of the earth”. We explore what happened during the first ten days of the conflict

US Navy orders more CH-53Ks for USMC and Israel

The US Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $2.7bn contract to build and deliver 35 additional CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters – comprising 12 Lot 7 and 15 Lot 8 aircraft for the USMC, along with a further eight examples for Israel (adding to the four announced in 2022)

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How Israel made an air-dropping transport out of the Boeing 377

Needing to air-drop supplies to British mercenaries in Yemen, the Israeli Air Force set about having some veteran Boeing 377 Stratocruisers converted — and an unusual operating concept

Israel pushing to accelerate F-15EX purchase as Iran threat builds?

In late May, Jerusalem was signalling to the US that if Iran continues its apparent race to attack Israel, action may be taken to stop it. This explains the pressure being placed by the Israeli Air Force on increasing the number of Boeing F-15IAs to 50 aircraft and starting deliveries as soon as possible

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Meteors vs Vampires: When British fighter jets clashed over Middle East

Shlomo Aloni describes the combat career of Israel’s first jet fighter

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Israel strikes again in latest Gaza operation

The arrest of leading Islamic terrorist, Bassem Saadi, by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Jenin on August 1 led to fighting between Israel and the militant group of jihadis in Gaza