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Defense Minister visits Israeli Air Force: Israel knows to use its capabilities anywhere

Defense Minister visits Israeli Air Force: Israel knows to use its capabilities anywhere

DM suggests countries of region remember that 'the State of Israel has infinite capacity and we know how to use it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 17:25
Watch the Independence Day flyover: These are the times it'll pass

Watch the Independence Day flyover: These are the times it'll pass

Air Force limits traditional Independence Day flyover to salute hospital staff, prevent gatherings. Here is the full list of flyover times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2020 08:39
Watch: US military helicopters arrive in Israel

Watch: US military helicopters arrive in Israel

5 Yassur helicopters delivered to Israel from Houston port, to be used as spare parts for existing Israeli fleet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2019 12:25
Former Commander of the Air Force passes away

Former Commander of the Air Force passes away

Retired General Amos Lapidot, the 10th Commander of the Air Force passes away, age 85.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2019 08:20
F35i light up the skies

F35i light up the skies

Two new F35i fighters are the first to spearhead the new squadron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2019 22:49
Watch: Special air show at IDF Air Force Base

Watch: Special air show at IDF Air Force Base

IAF Aerobatics team appears in skies above Hatzerim Air Force base, honoring graduation from flight course.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2019 19:25
'The whole Air Force is in the air'

'The whole Air Force is in the air'

Major Air Force exercise takes place this week, seeing cooperation with ground forces. Main focus: northern arena.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2019 17:00
Unusual statement attributed to Israel Air Force Commander

Unusual statement attributed to Israel Air Force Commander

Against background of tension in Gulf, Major General Norkin reveals Israeli naval reconnaissance squadron operating in arena.Mordechai Sones, 03/06/2019 22:16
Flight course: Learn to overcome failures

Flight course: Learn to overcome failures

Lt. A., graduate of last aviation course, talks about course, values emphasized and moments of crisis and coping with stinging failures.Shimon Cohen, 25/12/2018 21:06
'I prayed this wouldn't be our last meeting'

'I prayed this wouldn't be our last meeting'

Air Force Commander farewell to Rona Ramon: 'She reflected combination of calm, coolness, human warmth, constant improvement, initiative.'General Amikam Norkin, 19/12/2018 12:11
Body of Pilot Yakir Nave located after 56 years

Body of Pilot Yakir Nave located after 56 years

After decades of searching, remains of the body of Air Force pilot Yakir Mordechai Nave Lieper Z"L are foundIdo Ben Porat, 06/11/2018 17:23
Is Israel ready for another war?

Is Israel ready for another war?

Is IDF ready to fight a war? Chief of Staff says army at highest preparedness, but recent report by former top general suggests otherwise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2018 12:49
Israel to use F-35I stealth fighters in Syria

Israel to use F-35I stealth fighters in Syria

New report says Israel will use F-35I aircraft to counter threat posed by Syria's S-300 missile system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2018 12:04
Ramon International Airport does dress rehearsal

Ramon International Airport does dress rehearsal

Air Force currently conducting exercise at new airport to check fitness to operate for general public.Mordechai Sones, 30/07/2018 18:21
'We attacked infrastructure - not terrorists'

'We attacked infrastructure - not terrorists'

Official summarizes attacks on Gaza. 'We attacked some surprising targets. We did not use all our force.'Kobi Finkler, 15/07/2018 14:17
Netanyahu: We blew up Iran's ATM

Netanyahu: We blew up Iran's ATM

PM Netanyahu says Israel stopped cash flow to Iran, promises anyone who drags Israel into conflict will 'regret it sorely.'Ido Ben Porat, 28/06/2018 19:28
Air Force ready to deal powerful blow

Air Force ready to deal powerful blow

Former IAF Commander Amir Eshel: 'Chances of an initiated war against us in north are low.'Mordechai Sones, 11/06/2018 19:16
Watch: 40 fighters, 10 squadrons, 2 missions - no landings

Watch: 40 fighters, 10 squadrons, 2 missions - no landings

Israel Air Force practices long-range operations with joint training exercises over Greece including mid-air refueling.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2018 09:30
Israel Air Force strikes Gaza

Israel Air Force strikes Gaza

Israeli planes attacking sites in central Gaza, in apparent response to barrage of mortar fire on Israeli communities this morning.Tal Polon, 29/05/2018 13:05
IDF apologizes for spooking Tel Aviv residents

IDF apologizes for spooking Tel Aviv residents

Air Force says they are sorry for causing pandemonium when they practiced for flyover unannounced on Thursday.Tzvi Lev, 12/04/2018 22:19
Arutz Sheva meets US Electronic Warfare Aircraft - the Prowler

Arutz Sheva meets US Electronic Warfare Aircraft - the Prowler

The 'Prowler' can protect other aircraft from enemy missiles such as Syrian rocket which shot down Israeli F-16.Yissachar Ruas , 29/03/2018 20:56
How does the Israeli security reality look from the cockpit?

How does the Israeli security reality look from the cockpit?

Ram Shmueli, a base commander and former Air Force pilot, talks about Israel's security challenges within its borders,Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2018 01:44
Air Force implements new LGBT-friendly policies

Air Force implements new LGBT-friendly policies

Support groups and frequent meetings with top officers: Israeli Air Force rolls out sweeping changes to make IAF more LGBT-friendly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2018 16:42
IDF attacked terror tunnel in Gaza

IDF attacked terror tunnel in Gaza

Assessments are that spokesperson's unusual announcement of strike on 'central terror infrastructure' implies attack on terror tunnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/01/2018 10:59
Number of female pilots not soaring, despite recruitment efforts

Number of female pilots not soaring, despite recruitment efforts

Despite IDF attempts to attract women to prestigious flight course, number of female pilots remains low. One woman to finish latest course.Tal Polon, 19/12/2017 09:58
Naval Iron Dome operational

Naval Iron Dome operational

Air Force completes deployment of battery in warship, conducts successful test;System is to protect strategic sea facilities.Mordechai Sones, 27/11/2017 21:04
F-16s and Patriot missiles: Summing up Blue Flag

F-16s and Patriot missiles: Summing up Blue Flag

Watch: Largest joint international air force training exercise in Israel's history held in southern Israel.Gary Willig and Yissachar Ruas, 09/11/2017 17:04
Near-disaster as paratroopers jump over underflying plane

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.Mordechai Sones, 07/11/2017 19:27
Massive IDF wargames involving tens of thousands of soldiers

Massive IDF wargames involving tens of thousands of soldiers

Forces to simulate infiltration and takeover of northern village as well as massive fire and IDF attack against enemy in air, land and sea.Mordechai Sones, 04/09/2017 18:55
Fast and furious: The new police helicopters

Fast and furious: The new police helicopters

Four of most advanced helicopters in world operationalized by Israel Police to assist activities against terror, crime, and road bullying.Mordechai Sones, 21/08/2017 22:56
Pilots reported problem before deadly helicopter crash

Pilots reported problem before deadly helicopter crash

Pilots of doomed helicopter flight which left 1 dead reported problem with vehicle 9 minutes before disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2017 17:12
Pilot killed in training accident

Pilot killed in training accident

Second pilot suffers very serious injuries in helicopter crash.Gary Willig, 08/08/2017 02:22
Watch: Major IAF events during 2016

Watch: Major IAF events during 2016

Watch a summary of the major innovations in the Israeli Air Force during the course of 2016.Yoni Kempinski, 03/01/2017 10:52
Golan Heights sirens raised but no hits detected

Golan Heights sirens raised but no hits detected

Golan Heights sirens raised but no artillery hits were detected.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2016 12:51
Israeli Air Force pilot killed in F-16 crash

Israeli Air Force pilot killed in F-16 crash

Israeli Air Force pilot killed in F-16 jet fighter crash. Navigator ejected and escaped unhurt.Yoel Domb, 05/10/2016 23:10
Crack Shaldag army unit releases rare pictures

Crack Shaldag army unit releases rare pictures

The vaunted Shaldag army unit which assists the Israeli Air Force released rare pictures of its activities over the course of 40 years.Yoel Domb, 05/10/2016 18:29
Israeli team returns from giant US aerial exercise

Israeli team returns from giant US aerial exercise

An Israeli air force team returned today from 'Red Flag' aerial exercise held in the US.Kobi Finkler, 01/09/2016 14:37
Official: Israel's air force can topple a country

Official: Israel's air force can topple a country

IAF completes extensive drill, with official revealing it can launch barrage of 3,000 'very smart' 1-ton missiles, downing a state in days.Kobi Finkler, 26/11/2015 18:33
US, Israel Air Forces Sign Strategic Agreement

US, Israel Air Forces Sign Strategic Agreement

Israel and the U.S. have signed an important strategic air force agreement, the Israel Air Force revealed Monday.Yaakov Levi, 10/06/2015 22:31
Braving Iranian Ire, Saudis Pummel Yemen Air Force

Braving Iranian Ire, Saudis Pummel Yemen Air Force

Saudi air strikes against Houthi-controlled Yemeni forces, which began just just three days ago, have had a devastating effect.Moshe Cohen, 29/03/2015 17:12
Air Force Opens New Track for Hesder Yeshivas

Air Force Opens New Track for Hesder Yeshivas

For the first time, the Israel Air Force has expressed interest in bringing Hesder Yeshiva students into its ranks.Moshe Cohen, 04/12/2014 15:43
Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Commander

Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Commander

Major General Amir Eshel says by years' end, the Air Force will soon be four times as effective as it was 2 years ago.Arutz Sheva staff, 02/06/2014 12:42
IAF 'Extreme' Decision To Cancel Training Flights

IAF 'Extreme' Decision To Cancel Training Flights

Finance Ministry reportedly 'refused' to keep IAF in the air for training; forces a move generals warn will cause serious harm.Ari Yashar, 27/05/2014 23:01
IAF Jets, Choppers Train for UAV Threat

IAF Jets, Choppers Train for UAV Threat

Air Force holds drill against infiltration by fast, sophisticated drones it has not yet encountered.Gil Ronen, 24/04/2014 09:37
Arutz Sheva Takes to the Sky in Red Flag Exercise

Arutz Sheva Takes to the Sky in Red Flag Exercise

Reporting for Arutz Sheva, Yissachar Ruas brings some of the excitement of the famed aerial exercises, in photos, video and text.Yissachar Ruas, 07/04/2014 02:15
$5 Million UAV Crashes in Israel; No Injuries

$5 Million UAV Crashes in Israel; No Injuries

An Israeli Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crashed in central Israel Sunday morning on a test flight. No one was injured. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 29/01/2012 11:39
Israel on Cyber Warpath as Iran Races for Nukes

Israel on Cyber Warpath as Iran Races for Nukes

The Israeli Air Force is pioneering new methods in cyber war for gathering intelligence as Iran races ahead towards nuclear capability. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 29/01/2012 10:52
IDF Builds Bridge for Troubled Youth

IDF Builds Bridge for Troubled Youth

The IDF worries more than just about training the cream of the crop. A special “Wings” project helps troubled youth find their way. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 06/12/2011 09:45
IAF Takes Troubled Teens on 'Wings'

IAF Takes Troubled Teens on 'Wings'

Israel's Air Force is using aircraft maintenance and gliding to help troubled teens at the Hatzerim Air Base.Chana Ya'ar, 06/12/2011 00:15
Perfect Weather for Tour of Air Force Museum

Perfect Weather for Tour of Air Force Museum

The Sukkot forecast of comfortable weather is a perfect opportunity to tour the open-air Air Force museum near Be’er Sheva. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 13/10/2011 21:54
How To Build an Airport Overnight? Ask the IDF

How To Build an Airport Overnight? Ask the IDF

A special IDF unit, complete with old-fashioned hoes and high-tech equipment, can build an improvised airfield overnight. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 11/10/2011 09:32
IAF Returns to Romania

IAF Returns to Romania

Israeli aircraft are back in Romanian skies, a year after a fatal helicopter accident killed six airmen.Gil Ronen, 15/08/2011 11:06
‘Father of IAF’ Al Schwimmer, 94

‘Father of IAF’ Al Schwimmer, 94

Schwimmer, known as the father of the Israel Air Force, was head of the Aerospace Industry for its first 24 years.Gil Ronen, 11/06/2011 21:41