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Forum: Air Force Forum 06-04-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By AircraftFollower
Israel Developing New Air-to-Air Missile

Israel's Rafael is currently developing an air-to-air version of its Stunner surface-to-air missile system....
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-28-2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,405
Posted By AircraftFollower
Every terrorist, every Iranian nuclear scientist,...

Every terrorist, every Iranian nuclear scientist, every Hezbollah gun smuggler needs to know: somewhere, somehow, the long arm of the IDF will find you.
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-24-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,524
Posted By AircraftFollower
The IDF wanted to buy the F-22, a dedicated...

The IDF wanted to buy the F-22, a dedicated air-to-air weapon second to none. But it was not offered.

The F-35 is currently the only stealth warplane still in production in the West. It doesn't...
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,524
Posted By AircraftFollower
Another Three F-35s Land

Israel took delivery of another three F-35 stealth fighters this weekend, bringing Israel's total inventory to five aircraft. A total of 50 are on order.
http://m.jpost.com/#/app/article/488741
...
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-17-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,522
Posted By AircraftFollower
Iran Claims to have Stealth Fighter Ready for Flight Test

Iran is, once again, claiming that it has a "stealth fighter" under development:
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/politics/iran-unveils-home-made-stealth-fighter-jet/2017/04/16/...
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-07-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,029
Posted By AircraftFollower
That's the problem. As planned, the USAF had a...

That's the problem. As planned, the USAF had a new airplane envisioned to replace them starting in 2030 - the so called NGAD (next generation air dominance) fighter.

If they have to retire them...
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-06-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,029
Posted By AircraftFollower
F-15C Showing Signs of Age

The US Air Force is contemplating an early retirement for the F-15C: in the mid-2020s rather than after 2040 as previously planned....
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-01-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By AircraftFollower
Another report has come out - this one compiled...

Another report has come out - this one compiled by the Project on Government Oversight - highlighting the F-35s continued shortfalls.
http://www.businessinsider.com/f-35-national-disaster-2017-3
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-01-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,225
Posted By AircraftFollower
Israeli Air Force in Joint Maneuvers with UAE

The Israeli Air Force will be flying alongside fighter jets from the United Arab Emirates in an exercise to take place in Greece. Warplanes from the United States and Italy are also expected to...
Forum: Air Force Forum 03-19-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By AircraftFollower
IDF Seeks Additional F-15s

The Israeli government is reportedly seeking to purchase an additional squadron of F-15 fighters, before agreeing to purchase any additional F-35 fighters:...
Forum: Air Force Forum 01-17-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,385
Posted By AircraftFollower
Attached is a recent news article, from a...

Attached is a recent news article, from a mainstream aviation news source, describing some of the deficiencies that continue to plague the F-35:...
Forum: Air Force Forum 01-11-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,385
Posted By AircraftFollower
I am by no means an F-35 fan, but the suggestion...

I am by no means an F-35 fan, but the suggestion that the Gripen is somehow a substitute for a stealth platform is laughable. The Gripen can't match the range a payload of the F-16Is that Israel...
Forum: Air Force Forum 12-08-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,054
Posted By AircraftFollower
First F-35s to Arrive in Israel

The first two F-35 fighters slated for delivery to Israel have already left the United States and have reached the Azores.
http://www.jsf.mil/news/docs/20161206_First%20two_Lajes_F-35A.pdf...
Forum: Air Force Forum 11-28-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,596
Posted By AircraftFollower
Additional F-35s Approved

Israel's Cabinet has approved the purchase of an additional 17 F-35 stealth fighters. This would bring Israel's total standing order to 50 aircraft....
Forum: Air Force Forum 10-25-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,313
Posted By AircraftFollower
The preliminary Israeli investigation has ruled...

The preliminary Israeli investigation has ruled out pilot error as the cause of the fatal accident.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/army-probe-rules-f-16-pilot-killed-in-crash-acted-correctly/
Forum: Air Force Forum 10-07-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,313
Posted By AircraftFollower
Israeli Fighter Pilot Laid to Rest

Israeli pilot, Maj. Ohad Cohen Nov was laid to rest today, in his home town of Mazor, east of Tel Aviv. The 34 year old fighter pilot leaves behind a daughter and a pregnant wife....
Forum: Air Force Forum 09-20-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,077
Posted By AircraftFollower
The author of the recent book on the Lavi has...

The author of the recent book on the Lavi has added a retrospective history of the program, this time from the political rather than the technical perspective:...
Forum: Air Force Forum 09-02-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,077
Posted By AircraftFollower
Recent article on the IAF website, commemorating...

Recent article on the IAF website, commemorating the 29th anniversary of the cancellation of the Lavi program:
http://www.iaf.org.il/4450-46945-en/IAF.aspx
Forum: Air Force Forum 08-15-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,187
Posted By AircraftFollower
Selling the F-35 Deal

The Ministry of Defense has been working overtime selling the virtues of the F-35 deal:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/216369

Makes it seem more suspect to me, but maybe I'm...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 07-10-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 773
Posted By AircraftFollower
Why Spending Defense Dollars in Israel Makes Sense

The case for why defense dollars go further in Israel than they do in the U.S. (and for why the U.S. should continue to invest in Israeli development programs like Iron Dome instead of cutting all...
Forum: Air Force Forum 06-22-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By AircraftFollower
We'll know more about how the airplane really...

We'll know more about how the airplane really works once the Israelis start to operate the first two examples in December, instead of relying on impressions from simulators. By all accounts, the...
Forum: Air Force Forum 05-19-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,507
Posted By AircraftFollower
The Russians have had a number of close calls...

The Russians have had a number of close calls with the U.S. Air Force as well. I suspect that their level of professionalism has eroded together with their flight hours in the years since the Soviet...
Forum: Air Force Forum 05-16-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,077
Posted By AircraftFollower
A direct link to the video edition of the...

A direct link to the video edition of the technical program summary can be found here.
https://youtu.be/59wkZBadvew
Forum: Air Force Forum 05-16-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,077
Posted By AircraftFollower
The author of the recently released book on the...

The author of the recently released book on the Lavi fighter has released a brief technological survey of the program:
http://john-golan.blogspot.com/2016/05/lavi-engineers-perspective.html?m=1
...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 05-12-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By AircraftFollower
The sad truth is that they generally know when...

The sad truth is that they generally know when the Israelis have staged a strike - as opposed to some other regional combatant - if:
a) the target was completemy destroyed, and
b) civilian...
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