Israeli Air Force

8 countries took part in Israel's largest-ever air drill — here are the impressive photos

The largest air drill in the Israeli Air Force's history, "Blue Flag 2017" at the Israel's Ouvda Air Force Base in Southern Israel concluded last week.<p>With some 1,000 personnel from eight countries, the excersizes are meant "to simulate extreme combat scenarios and coalition flights as …

Military

Interview: Why It’s Not Surprising That Harvey Weinstein Hired Israeli Spies to Silence His Victims

The disgraced film producer contracted the Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on his accusers.<p>Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and …

Harvey Weinstein

She Used Her IDF Skills To Spy On Weinstein Accusers

A lawsuit filed by a Canadian financial firm has shed new light on the practices of BlackCube, an investigation firm founded by former Mossad agents …

Jewish Culture

Former Israeli Actress Alleged to Be Operative for Intelligence Firm

In a music video, aspiring Israeli actress Stella Penn Pechanac played a blonde-haired woman passionately kissing a man on a park bench. In a modeling assignment, she was a provocatively dressed redhead. In a university newsletter, she was a demure brunette wearing a plain blue scarf.<p>These days, …

Business

IAF leverages VR for maintenance training | Jane's 360

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and 3D models to provide maintenance training for technicians and engineers.<p>The …

Israel Defense Forces

Lockheed's CH-53K helicopter to make global debut at Berlin air show - sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military has approved Lockheed Martin Corp's (N:LMT) new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to fly at the Berlin air show next …

Aerospace

Did Harvey Weinstein's Israeli Spies Break the Law?

Hiring ex-intelligence agents to pose as victims to discredit accusers like Rose McGowan is a dirty trick, but it may not be foul play.<p>The Harvey …

Ronan Farrow

‘Rock stars’ of the IDF: Israeli soldiers go on tour to educate the masses

WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut — The questions come fast and furious for Israel Defense Force reservists Keren and Haitham, who goes by the nickname …

Israel

Israel Just Proved Why No Nation Wants to Fight Its Air Force in a War

And I mean no one. Israel is currently holding its largest air-force exercise ever.In a November 2 blog post on its website, the Israeli Air Force …

Israel

Blue Flag Exercise Has Dozens of Foreign Fighter Jets Over Israel Training For War

This is the largest iteration of the drill ever with more than 1,000 participants from seven foreign countries.<p>Sara Lemel/Picture-Alliance/DPA/AP<p>The …

Military

Liberman warns Syria after drone downed near border

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday stressed that the State of Israel will respond with force to any violation of its sovereignty, after …

Syria

Indian special forces in Israel to train with the IDF's most elite units

Defense ties between Israel and India have grown in the past few years, with Delhi becoming a major purchaser of Israeli military hardware.<p>A …

War

Harvey Weinstein’s Israeli spy was music video vixen and Israeli air force officer, with Holocaust backstory

This week the story of Harvey Weinstein’s spectacular downfall took an unexpected twist into the secretive world of former intelligence agents …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

For first time in 100 years, Luftwaffe in Israel’s skies in huge air drill

OVDA AIR BASE — Way down, down in the Negev Desert — or, more accurately, in the skies about it — the countries of Falcon Land and Nowhere Land are …

Israel

IDF's largest aerial military exercise tests coordination with other countries

A major international air drill known as the “Blue Flag” exercise is currently underway in southern Israel, involving nearly 70 planes from eight …

Military

Blue Flag 2017: Israel's fighter-jet diplomacy

As symbols of raw military power and historical memories go, few things could have beaten the sight of a Eurofighter jet, carrying the cross of the …

Military

Israel hosts eight countries in its largest-ever air force drill

Over 70 aircrafts from eight countries are participating in the largest air force exercise ever held in Israel.<p>The two week-long Blue Flag exercise, …

Military

Near-disaster as paratroopers jump over underflying plane

Transport Ministry report reveals communication failure between IAF control tower and military plane led to near fatal accident.

Israel

UAE Could Become the First Middle Eastern County After Israel to Get the F-35 - The Drive

UAE Could Become the First Middle Eastern Country After Israel to Get the F-35<p>The interconnected nature of the jet's computer brain could help allay …

Military

Israel launches 'largest-ever aerial military drill'

IDFThe Blue Flag drills will take place over the next two weeks<p>Eight different countries took part in the Israel-led war games, with forces from the …

Israel

Air force names first female deputy commander of fighter jet squadron

The Israeli Air Force appointed its first female deputy commander of a fighter jet squadron on Sunday, some 16 years after Roni Zuckerman became the …

Israel

Israel launches Blue Flag exercise

Israel's Blue Flag exercise began on 2 November, with the activity attracting a record number of participating air forces.<p>During the two-week …

Israel

New Allies: Israel and Saudi Arabia?

Former Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Sunni Arab countries and Israel face the same threat of a nuclear Iran.<p>The times are changing in the …

Middle East

Warplanes from 9 nations join Israeli air force in strategic vital air drill

Warplanes from 9 nations join Israeli air force in strategic vital air drill<p>Warplanes from nine nations joined Israeli Air Force in massive air drill …

News (China)

IDF’s largest-ever aerial exercise takes off, with India on board

In first, New Delhi sends aircraft to 11-day Blue Flag drill, aimed at improving technical skills, diplomatic cooperationThe post IDF’s largest-ever …

Israel Defense Forces

Israeli Air Force Jets Hit Targets Near Homs During Latest Covert Air Strike In Syria

Latest Israeli Air Strikes May Escalate if Iranian Involvement in Region Grows.<p>Israeli combat aircraft secretly pounded targets in the Hisya area of …

War

Israel attacks Syrian arms factory

Arab media reports that Israel attacked an arms factory in the rural areas south of the Syrian city of Homs.

Israel

Report: Syria calls on UN to halt Israeli attacks on its territory

Israel and Syria have exchanged fire on numerous occasions in recent months.<p>BEIRUT - Syria's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called on the United …

World News

Syria calls on U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli strikes

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's attacks on Syria after an Israeli strike late on Wednesday.<p>The Foreign Ministry asked the Security Council to take "strict and immediate" measures to stop such Israeli attacks, …

World News

Lebanese media: Israel bombed weapons depot in Syria

IDF mum on reports that Israeli aircraft targeted storehouse near Homs; Syrian army said to fire at Israeli jetsThe post Lebanese media: Israel …

Syria