Watch: Major IAF events during 2016Watch a summary of the major innovations in the Israeli Air Force during the course of 2016.
PM joins soldiers with disabilities at graduation of IAF pilotsPM meets with IDF soldiers with disabilities at graduation ceremony for IAF pilots, says strong armies include people with disabilities.
PM: US-Israel alliance remains strongPM tells graduates of pilots course US-Israel relationship strong and enduring despite dispute with Obama Administration.
Watch: IAF Commander Flies the "Adir" F-35I for the First TimeIAF Commander Amir Eshel flies F35 for the first time, says aircraft part of larger system to upgrade the IAF's capabilities.
Legendary IAF pilot Ran Pecker Ronen laid to restBrig. Gen. Ran Pecker-Ronen, who flew hundreds of missions and fought in 3 of Israel's major wars, was laid to rest today.
Reports: Israel attacks targets in SyriaArab media reports that Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army and a Hezbollah convoy near Damascus.
'The plane of the future'The new F-35 'Adir' is the most advanced plane in the world, IAF officials say. 'It is in a class of its own.'
Watch: Israeli air force shoots down unmanned Hamas aircraftIsraeli fighter jet scrambled after unmanned Hamas aircraft detected.
IAF attacks Hamas infrastructures following rocket fireIAF attacks terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas after a rocket from Gaza explodes in the Eshkol region.
IDF attacks in Syria following latest 'spillover'Israel Air Force targets artillery positions of the Syrian regime after three projectiles hit Israel.
IDF attacks Syrian regime targets in the Golan HeightsAircraft from the Israel Air Force strike cannons belonging to the Syrian regime after mortar explodes in the Golan Heights.
IDF attacks Syrian mortar launchersIsraeli Air Force launches airstrikes against mortar launchers belonging to the Syrian regime in the Golan Heights.
Liberman signals: The rules of the game have changedAnalysis: The airstrikes in Gaza mark a change in the retaliation policy of the defense establishment.
Hamas blames Israel for Gaza escalationHamas spokesman says Israel's "aggression" will not deter Gazans, after IAF retaliates for rocket attack on Sderot.
Israeli aircraft target Hamas infrastructures in GazaIAF aircraft strike several terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in response to attack on Sderot.
Report: more air strikes on GazaArab news is reporting on an additional IAF strike on Gaza in retaliation for the rocket shot into Sderot earlier today.
IAF attacks Hamas infrastructures in GazaIsraeli aircraft strike two terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in retaliation for rocket attack.
Israeli fighters scramble to intercept undeclared airlinerUnidentified plane enters Israeli airspace, forcing IAF fighter jets to scramble in potentially disastrous situation.
Israel Air Force jets in close call with civilian airlinerInvestigation opened into how IAF fighter jets entered Ryanair passenger jet's flight path; airline says there was no danger to passengers.
Report: Israel attacks military outposts in SyriaSyrian Observatory for Human Rights says Israel struck military outposts near Damascus. Syrian source denies.
Army private fresh from school put in charge of nano-satellitesPvt. Yam Eshbal's high school project led the IDF to recruit him directly as its expert on nano-satellites.
IDF hits Hamas compound following rocket fireIAF aircraft launch an airstrike on a military compound in central Gaza, in retaliation for rocket attack on Gaza Belt.
IAF takes out terror cell in northern GazaCell planting bombs on the border targeted in airstrike, with hits identified. One killed and three wounded according to reports.
Elbit wins $70M Electronic Warfare system contractIAF jets will sport advanced EW systems to dominate the battlefield of the future, and the Israeli firm Elbit will be providing them.
Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in GazaIsrael Air Force launches airstrikes against two terrorist infrastructures in retaliation for earlier rocket attack.
IAF bids farewell to SkyhawksIAF Commander Eshel and other senior officers fly Douglas A-4s for last time as the jet is retired.
Syrian media: IAF hit Scud shipment by DamascusState media reports IAF jets struck ballistic missile convoy from base just outside Damascus as well as fuel reserve.
IDF readiness exercises tackle ISIS, abductions, rocketsSurprise drill ran air, ground, and naval forces through a series of 'worst case scenarios.'
Netanyahu acknowledges 'Israel is active in Syria'PM makes most explicit revelation of Israeli airstrikes yet, saying 'from time to time' state acts to prevent weapon transfers to Hezbollah.
Israel signs 15-year deal with Pratt & WhitneyUS firm will carry out maintenance of F-15I and F-16I engines, in cooperation with Israeli firms.
Senior official: Israel's air force can topple a countryIAF completes extensive drill, with official revealing it can launch barrage of 3,000 'very smart' 1-ton missiles, downing a state in days.
IAF hits Hamas compound following rocket attackIAF aircraft launch airstrike on Hamas military compound in Gaza following rocket attack on Eshkol region.
IAF hits Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket fireIAF strikes two terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in northern and central Gaza, after Gaza rocket explodes near border fence.
Report: IAF strikes Damascus AirportArab media reports Israeli fighter jets hit Damascus international airport, taking out electricity and halting flights - target unclear.
IAF attacks Hamas infrastructure in southern GazaIsraeli aircraft attacks terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas in retaliation for earlier rocket attack.
Report: Israel strikes Assad and Hezbollah in SyriaSyrian media reports IAF fighter jets hit two military targets in Lebanon border region, in first reported strike since Russia's deployment.
IAF airstrikes hit Hamas infrastructures in GazaIsraeli Air Force hits two terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas following rocket attack on Sha'ar Hanegev.
IAF Attacks Two Hamas Sites in GazaIsraeli Air Force launches airstrikes against two weapons manufacturing sites belonging to Hamas, in retaliation for rocket attack.
IAF Attacks Hamas Terror Targets in GazaAirstrikes were a direct response to rocket strike on the Eshkol region Sunday night.
Israeli Airstrike Targets Hamas Infrastructure in GazaIsraeli Air Force attacks four terrorist infrastructures in Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire on Ashdod.
Israel to Boost F-35 Capabilities After Iran DealIAF working to double range for the stealth jet; first planes to arrive in December 2016.
IAF Attacks Hamas Military Compound in GazaIsraeli aircraft attack a military compound belonging to Hamas from which shots were fired at two homes in the south.
IAF Hits Hamas Weapons Factory Following Rocket AttackIAF launches airstrike against a weapons manufacturing site belonging to Hamas in retaliation for rocket attack on Eshkol region.
IDF Hits 14 Targets in Syria Following Rocket FireIn a joint operation involving the IAF, the artillery corps and the armored corps, IDF hits 14 targets belonging to the Assad regime.
IAF Hits Hamas Infrastructure in Central GazaIAF aircraft strike a terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas following a rocket attack on the Eshkol region.
Report: Israeli Airstrike Kills Pro-Regime Fighters in SyriaLebanese, Syrian sources claim airstrike by either jet or drone killed a number of regime militiamen in Syrian Golan Heights.
IAF Airstrike Targets Terrorist Infrastructure in GazaIsraeli Air Force launches an airstrike in Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack on the Hof Ashkelon region.
Female Religious Navigator Mourns Her Pioneer PredecessorGroundbreaking navigator relates the difficulties of being a religious girl in the IAF, recalls her friend Tamar Ariel who died in Nepal.
IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on IranChief of Staff appoints his deputy to lead crew examining military options day after Iran nuclear deal, as IAF drills for possible strikes.
Two Soldiers Critically Wounded in Fire on BaseSoldiers in life-threatening condition with 70-80% burns after fire broke out in barracks on IAF base in the Negev.
Netanyahu Warns: West Conceding Too Much to IranPrime Minister issues last-minute warning to the West as deadline to nuclear talks looms in less than a week.
IDF Destroys Rocket Launcher Used to Attack IsraelIAF aircraft strike rocket launcher used in attack on the Hof Ashkelon region.
Report: Israeli Airstrike Destroys Crashed Drone in LebanonLebanese security source claims Israeli air strikes in eastern Lebanon destroyed a drone before it could be collected by the enemy.
Report: Salafists Trying to Get IAF to Oust Hamas For ThemDefense official claims recent rocket fire is an attempt by Salafists to suck Israel into their internal conflict with Hamas.
IDF Airstrike Targets Terrorist Infrastructure in GazaIsraeli aircraft attack a terrorist infrastructure in northern Gaza in retaliation for a rocket attack on Ashkelon.
IAF Strikes in Gaza Following Rocket AttackIsraeli Air Force attacks three terrorist infrastructures in Gaza following rocket attack on Sdot Negev area.
Hezbollah Says IAF Airstrike Report Was a MistakeRebel attack on Hezbollah post at same time IAF jets were in the air led to confusion, according to Lebanese source.