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Israeli Air Force Flies First F-35 Night Sortie

The pair of “Adir” (F-35I) stealth fighters took off for their first night flight in the IAF this evening, only a month after landing...
David's Sling missile defense system

IMDO and MDA Begin the Transfer of David’s Sling to the Israeli Air Force

After a series of concluding trials of the David's Sling aerial defense system, Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) at the Ministry of Defense, together...
Israeli F-15

Israel declares F-15i as IAF’s strategic aircraft, plans upgrades

On January 19, 1998, dozens of people filled Hatzerim air base and patiently waited to watch the landing of the new F-15I. "Because of...

Israel Brings Second Iron Dome Battery Into Service

A second "Iron Dome" interception system battery operated by reservists has been qualified in the past weeks and its operators and technicians are excited...

Israel Air Force Prepares for New Magic Wand Missile System

A significant advancement in the absorption process of the "Magic Wand" Missile Defense System was marked, as the IAF established a first founding team,...

Above the Battlefield: Israel’s Intelligence in the Air

They decide which targets to attack, direct air and ground forces and help prevent civilian casualties. Meet the air reconnaissance controllers of the First...

Israel Air Force Makes Series of Historic Organizational Changes

Following changes in the scale of the Air Force’s missions and responsibilities, the position of Chief of the Air Group will be divided by...

Israel’s F-16I Fighter Squadrons Return for Training

Two months have passed since the F-16I Division was grounded following the crash last July, and now they have returned to flying. As part...

Israel Receives First C-130J Super Hercules: ‘Shimshon’

Lockheed Martin delivered the State of Israel's first C-130J Super Hercules airlifter during a ceremony today at its Aeronautics Company's production facility here....

Hagel, Yaalon Finalize New Israel Military Capabilities

In what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called “a significant step in U.S.-Israeli defense cooperation,” he and his Israeli counterpart finalized an agreement today on...