Tag: Israel

Israel Signs Deal for 17 Additional F-35 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel has officially signed an agreement to buy 17 additional F-35 jets as part of an even larger deal to purchase a total of 50 stealth fighters. Signed by Major General (Res) Udi Adam, the director-general of Israel’s Defense Ministry, this move will give the 69-year-old state two squadrons of the once-troubled jet after the […]

El Al Israel Airlines To Acquire Israir

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israeli flag carrier El Al is to take control of fellow Israeli airline Israir. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by the country’s antitrust authority, will use El Al charter subsidiary Sun d’Or as the vehicle through which Israir will be acquired. Israir is a privately owned package holiday company that sells accommodation as […]

Huge Blast in Damascus Airport Area, Reasons Unknown

Reading Time: < 1 minute A huge blast has rocked the area near Damascus International Airport, local media reported. According to the Al Mayadeen television channel, an explosion occurred on Thursday morning in vicinity of Damascus International Airport, causing a fire. The reasons behind the incident are unknown. The airport is reported to be used for civilian and military fights. […]

Seven Nations to Join Israel in Biggest Air Drill in Country’s History

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is set to host one of the most complex air exercises ever later this year, featuring 100 aircraft and hundreds of airmen. India, Greece, Poland, France, Italy, the US and Germany will participate in the two-week Blue Flag air exercises, held every other year. “It will be a massive exercise; […]

Trump Promises Changes to ‘Out of Control’ F-35 Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes After campaigning to reduce wasteful government spending, US President-elect Donald Trump announced that he is poised to modify the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, on the same day that Israel was supposed to receive its first two F-35 fighters. ​The markets quickly responded to Trump’s post-midnight tweet, causing Lockheed Martin’s shares to tumble during morning […]

New F-35 Will Be ‘Game Changer’ For Israel Air Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes TEL AVIV – The Israel Air Force is one step closer to deploying the F-35 Lightning II, arguably the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, the Jerusalem Post reported. According to the report, the Israeli defense establishment said the plane, which will be officially unveiled by manufacturer Lockheed Martin in a ceremony on Wednesday, will […]

Israeli Fighter Pilots Head to US for F-35 Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive here by the end of the year. Led by the commander of the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) first F-35I “Adir” squadron, […]

Greece and Israel Could Replace Turkey

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Turkey has virtually stopped being a tourist destination for Russians, the demand for vacationing in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Israel could grow in 2016, says Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). “It’s so far difficult to anticipate the 2016 summer season, and the summer prices will be […]

Russian Aircraft Breached Israeli Airspace Without Confrontation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Israeli defense minister Moshe “Bogey” Ya’alon confirmed Sunday that Russian military aircraft, on at least one occasion, have breached Israeli airspace–without confrontation. “When we understood that the Russians were planning to act inside Syria, we immediately met–also the prime minister–with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, including the [Israeli] chief of staff and the assistant chief of […]