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IAF upgrades with eye on Iran

Air Force sums up achievements under outgoing commander Amikam Norkin, goals of upgrading fleet to 4th, 5th generation aircraft.

IAF upgrades with eye on Iran

Arutz Sheva speaks with air force pilots from around the globe

'Unique' Blue Flag event brings together Israeli and world air forces. We spoke to some of the pilots.

Arutz Sheva speaks with air force pilots from around the globeplayer

Israeli Air Force holds fifth 'Blue Flag' exercise with international partners

International 'Blue Flag' Air Force exercise simulates combat scenarios for aircraft from Israel and multiple participating nations.

Israeli Air Force holds fifth international 'Blue Flag' exerciseplayer

Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summer

Yissachar Ruas joins the Turkish Air Force 161 Filo flying their F-16 Fighter jets as part of the NATO Air Policing Mission.

Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summerplayer

First female Deputy Commander of Air Force combat squadron

IDF says 'not even the sky is the limit' after woman appointed Deputy Commander of 'Bat Squadron.'

First female Deputy Commander of Air Force combat squadron

'Desert Eagle' international air force exercise concludes

Israeli, US aircrews practice various operational scenarios, including joint exercises against ground, aerial, and combined threats.

'Desert Eagle' int'l air force exercise concludes

Amos Levitov, renowned Israeli air force pilot, dies at 73

Levitov, renowned as a pilot, survived three years of captivity in Egypt before being released in 1973 and resuming his military career.

Amos Levitov, renowned Israeli air force pilot, dies at 73

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Report concludes that units of the Syrian Arab Air Force used chemical weapons in rebel-held Saraqib on 4 February 2018.

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Air Force trains for surprise war with Hezbollah

Massive 'Galilee Rose' Air Force training exercise ends after 3 days. IAF practices quick mobilization, attacking thousands of targets a day

Air Force trains for surprise war with Hezbollahplayer

Cabinet gives Air Force multibillion dollar blank cheque

Over strong opposition from the Finance Ministry, the Security Ministry will be bringing the Air Force a wave of new armament and aircraft.

Cabinet gives Air Force multibillion dollar blank cheque

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.'

DM visits IAF: Israel knows how to use its capabilities anywhere

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.

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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.

Watch: US military helicopters arrive in Israelplayer

Former Commander of the Air Force passes away

Retired General Amos Lapidot, the 10th Commander of the Air Force passes away, age 85.

Former Commander of the Air Force passes away

F35i light up the skies

Two new F35i fighters are the first to spearhead the new squadron.

F35i light up the skies

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.

Watch: Special air show at IDF Air Force Baseplayer

'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.

'The whole Air Force is in the air'player

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.

Unusual statement attributed to Israel Air Force Commander

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.

Flight course: Learn to overcome failures

'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.'

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

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 found

Body of Pilot Yakir Nave located after 56 years

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.

Is Israel ready for another war?player

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.

Israel to use F-35I stealth fighters in Syria

Ramon International Airport does dress rehearsal

Air Force currently conducting exercise at new airport to check fitness to operate for general public.

Ramon International Airport does dress rehearsalplayer

'We attacked infrastructure - not terrorists'

Official summarizes attacks on Gaza. 'We attacked some surprising targets. We did not use all our force.'

'We attacked infrastructure - not terrorists'

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.'

Netanyahu: We blew up Iran's ATM

Air Force ready to deal powerful blow

Former IAF Commander Amir Eshel: 'Chances of an initiated war against us in north are low.'

Air Force ready to deal powerful blow

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.

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

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.

Israel Air Force strikes Gaza player

IDF apologizes for spooking Tel Aviv residents

Air Force says they are sorry for causing pandemonium when they practiced for flyover unannounced on Thursday.

IDF apologizes for spooking Tel Aviv residents

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.

Arutz Sheva meets US Electronic Warfare Aircraft - the Prowlerplayer

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,

How does the Israeli security reality look from the cockpit?

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.

Air Force implements new LGBT-friendly policies

IDF attacked terror tunnel in Gaza

Assessments are that spokesperson's unusual announcement of strike on 'central terror infrastructure' implies attack on terror tunnel.

IDF attacked terror tunnel in Gaza

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.

Number of female pilots not soaring, despite recruitment efforts

Naval Iron Dome operational

Air Force completes deployment of battery in warship, conducts successful test;System is to protect strategic sea facilities.

Naval Iron Dome operationalplayer

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.

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

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.

Near-disaster as paratroopers jump over underflying plane

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.

Massive IDF wargames involving tens of thousands of soldiersplayer

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.

Fast and furious: The new police helicoptersplayer