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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

Israel completes major rebuild of crashed F-15I Ra’am

An Israeli Air Force F-15I Ra’am that had been involved in a crash-landing last year has completed repairs and is now flying again

Boeing contracted for US, Israeli KC-46A production

Boeing has been awarded two contracts – with a combined worth that exceeds $3bn – to produce another 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the USAF and to build and deliver the four examples ordered by Israel through the FMS process

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REPORT: Israeli F-16Is continue to wage war on Syria's missile production facilities

Since 2017, the Israeli Air Force has been periodically attacking missile production facilities in Syria – with the latest assault occurring in April 2022. Air Forces Monthly details all six airstrikes, as well as the aircraft and squadrons that carried them out

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Israeli F-35I Adirs claim first air-to-air combat kill

The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I ‘Adir’ fleet has recorded its first air-to-air combat kill with the claimed shootdown of two Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles outside of Israeli airspace

Israeli SH-60F contract award

NAVAIR awarded Science and Engineering Services LLC of Huntsville, Alabama, a $13,515,107 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract on January 19 for work related to three Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk helicopters destined for the government of Israel.

Israel moves forward with CH-53K acquisition

Israel’s quest for the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion has moved forward after the Israeli Air Force signed a Letter of Acceptance agreement with the US government on December 30 to purchase the heavy-lift transport helicopter

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Israel kicks off its largest ever multinational exercise

Israel kicked off its largest ever aerial exercise on October 17, after aircraft from the UK; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; India and the US arrived at Ovda Air Base in Eilat to participate in Exercise Blue Flag 21

CH-53K sale to Israel approved

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of CH-53K heavy lift helicopters with support and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$3.4bn

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Analysis: Israel's 11-day air war over the Gaza Strip

In May, the Israeli Defense Forces launched an 11-day assault on the Gaza Strip as it sought to destroy the infrastructure of militant groups in the region. We examine how the war played out