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Israel’s Multilayer Defense System Nears Completion

A joint U.S.-Israel missile interceptor will be operational in early April, completing Israel’s multilayer defense system, a senior Israeli Air Force official said Monday. David’s Sling is meant to counter medium-range missiles possessed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. When the interceptor becomes operational, it will mark the completion of the multilayer system. That includes […]

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Israel Threatens to Destroy Syrian Air Defenses

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned Syria that Israel will destroy its air defense system if Syria fires an anti-aircraft missile at Israeli aircraft again. Speaking on Israel public radio Sunday morning, Liberman said, “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our airplanes, we will destroy all of them without […]

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IDF Mulls Major Fighter Jet, Helicopter Deals

Israel is likely to buy a squadron of Boeing’s upgraded F-15s and must choose between Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K helicopters or Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook. The IDF is preparing for two major deals with the US, including the procurement of aircraft designed to renew its stock of warplanes and transportation helicopters. It has been decided to purchase two […]

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BAE Systems Awarded $64 Million to Provide F-35 Countermeasure Systems to the U.S. Air Force, Israel, Others

BAE Systems Information and Electronic System Integration Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded $63,969,918 for undefinitized contract action delivery order 0001 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00104-16-G-0726) for the new manufacture of transmitter T-1687/ALE-70(V) countermeasures for the Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems Program Office (PMA272) Air Expendable Countermeasures Program.  Work will be […]

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Raytheon Awarded $202 Million to Provide Patriot Engineering Services for Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Others

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $202,185,977 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort, foreign military sales contract (Germany, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, and Taiwan) for engineering services for the PATRIOT weapon systems program.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in multiple locations with an […]

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Raytheon Awarded $12.6 Million to Provide Patriot Missile Engineering Services to Israel, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $12,552,161 modification (P00038) to foreign military sales (Taiwan, Spain, Kuwait, Israel) contract W31P4Q-14-C-0093 for procurement of engineering services for calendar year 2016 for the  PATRIOT.  Work will be performed in multiple locations with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the […]

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Israel Begins Modernization Plan Through 2030

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is beginning work on a new multiyear modernization road map that takes into account an influx of $38 billion in US-promised grant aid from 2019 through 2028, the military’s top planner said on Monday. Addressing an annual conference here of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Maj. Gen. Amikam […]

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Israeli Air Force Deploys Operational Arrow-3 Missile Defense

The Israeli Air Force declared initial operational capability on Wednesday of the Arrow-3 intercepting system, the nation’s newest, upper-tier layer of a multi-tiered defense network against ballistic missiles. The Arrow-3 interceptor, part of the joint US-Israel Arrow Weapon System (AWS), was delivered into Air Force hands in ceremonies today attended by MoD developers and defense […]