Defense Digest

Monthly compilation of key articles, designed for the policy-making audience, highlighting the U.S.-Israel strategic relationship.

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    Defense Digest August 2016

    August 31, 2016

    1. Pentagon Considers Israel’s Iron Dome System to Protect Deployed U.S. Forces

    2. Israel Participates in International Joint Aerial Combat Exercise with the United States

    3. Lockheed Martin Orders Additional Systems from Israel for F-35 Production

    4. U.S., Israeli Air Forces Sign Strategic Agreement to Enhance Cooperation

    5. U.S. Defense Industries Continue to Benefit from Missile Defense Partnership with Israel

    6. Israeli Navy to Acquire U.S.-Produced Rapid-Fire Guns


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    Defense Digest July 2016

    July 28, 2016

    1. Israeli F-35 Completes First Test Flight

    2. U.S., Israel Successfully Test Technical Integration of Missile Defense Systems

    3. Israeli Defense Company Delivers 10th F-35 Fighter Wing Set to Lockheed Martin

    4. Israel Considers Acquisition of F-35B Fighter Jets

    5. U.S. State Department Approves Sale of Helicopter Equipment to Israel

    6. Israel Performs Refueling Test for New C-130J Transport Aircraft


  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest June 2016

    June 30, 2016

    1. United States and Israel Celebrate Roll Out of First Israeli F-35 Jet

    2. United States, Israel Sign Anti-Tunneling Cooperation Agreement

    3. Israeli Pilots Headed to United States to Begin F-35 Training

    4. U.S. Army Chooses Israeli Active Protection System for Armored Personal Carriers

    5. Joint U.S.-Israel Heavy Combat Vehicle Passes Critical Anti-Missile Test

    6. U.S., Israeli Militaries Hold Joint Search and Rescue Exercise in Israel


  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest May 2016

    May 31, 2016

    1. Israel Successfully Tests Sea-Based Iron Dome System

    2. Israel Begins Testing F-35 Weapons Systems

    3. Israel to Open NATO Office in Brussels

    4. U.S. Army Considers Procuring Iron Dome Interceptor


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    Defense Digest April 2016

    April 28, 2016

    1. United States Army Successfully Tests Israel’s Iron Dome

    2. Marine Corps Looks to Acquire Israeli “Trophy” Active Protection System

    3. Missile Defense Agency Director Praises U.S.-Israel Defense Cooperation

    4. Israel Air Force Sets Date for Arrival of F-35 Fighter Jets

    5. United States, Israel Conduct Joint Air Force Drill in Greece

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest- March 2016

    March 31, 2016

    1. Israeli Air Force Takes Possession of David’s Sling Missile Defense System
    2. Juniper Cobra Exercise Brings U.S., Israeli Medical Personnel Closer Together
    3. U.S. Military Chief Visits Israel, Praises Defense Cooperation
    4. Israeli Defense Minister Meets with U.S. Counterpart in Washington
    5. Israeli Defense Minister Meets with U.S. Counterpart in Washington
    6. Lockheed Martin Wins $92 Million Contract for C-130J Production for Israel

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - February 2016

    February 26, 2016

    1. Lockheed Martin Orders Additional F-35 Wing Sets from Israel

    2. U.S., Israel Begin Biennial Juniper Cobra Exercises

    3. Israel Set to Receive Boeing KC-46 Refueling Aircraft

    4. Israeli Lawmakers Visit U.S. F-35 Facilities


  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - January 2016

    January 29, 2016

    1. Lockheed Martin Starts Assembling First Israeli F-35 Fighter Jet
    2. Director of U.S. Missile Defense Agency Calls for Closer Cooperation with Israel
    3. Israel to Upgrade Boeing F-15I Fleet
    4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Provide Israeli “ReWalk” System for Paralyzed Veterans
    5. Lockheed Martin Begins Installing New Systems on Israeli Military Transport Planes
    6. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Reaffirms Commitment to Israel’s Security

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - December 2015

    December 15, 2015

    1. Arrow-3 Missile Defense System Tested Successfully
    2. NDAA Includes Key Pro-Israel Provisions
    3. United States, Israel Conduct Joint Training Exercise
    4. U.S. Engine Manufacturer Signs Israeli Military Contract
    5. Northrop Grumman Delivers Fuselage for First Israeli F-35 Aircraft

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    Defense Digest- October 2015

    October 30, 2015

    1. U.S. Military Chief Visits Israel, Pledges Closer U.S.-Israel Cooperation
    2. Sec. Carter Pledges to Boost Israel's Qualitative Military Edge
    3. Lockheed Martin, Israel Collaborate on Science-Oriented Preschool
    4. Israel Develops Ultrasound Technology to Detect Cracks in F-16 Wings
    5. United States, Israel Hold Joint Air Force Drill

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest- September 2015

    September 30, 2015

    1. Israel Upgrades F-16s to Address Increased Missile Threats
    2. United States, Israel Cooperate on Wheelchairs for Veterans
    3. Israeli Start-Up Wins U.S. Air Force Contract
    4. United States, Israel Conduct Naval Exercise
    5. U.S. Navy Purchases Israeli-Developed Therapy System

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - August 2015

    August 17, 2015

    1. Israel Forms First F-35 Squadron
    2. U.S. Secretary of Defense Visits Israel, Praises Bilateral Relationship
    3. Iron Dome to Engage UAV Threats
    4. United States, Israel Conduct Naval Exercise
    5. First Joint U.S.-Israel F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System Delivered

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest- April 2015

    April 17, 2015

    1. U.S., Israel Conduct Successful Test of David's Sling Missile Defense System
    2. U.S. Marines Award $73 million Contract to Israel's Elbit Systems
    3. Israeli Ministry of Defense Increases Production of Merkava 4 Tanks and Namer APCs
    4. U.S. Army Approves Purchase of Israeli Surveillance Balloon
    5. Senior IDF Officers Visit USS Theodore Roosevelt in Italy

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    Defense Digest - March 2015

    March 16, 2015

    1. Israel Signs Contract to Increase F-35 Order

    2. Israel Aerospace Industries Delivers First Replacement Wing for US Air Force Jet

    3. Israeli Paratroopers Train Make First Jump from U.S.- developed Aircraft

    4. Military Unit in Israel Employs Autistic Soldiers for Decoding Pictures

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - January 2015

    January 28, 2015

    1. U.S. Navy F-18s to Receive U.S.- Israel Developed Litening Targeting Pod

    2. David's Sling Will Be Able to Intercept Warheads over Enemy Territory

    3. Israeli F-35 Jets to Be Operational in 2019

    4. Outgoing IDF Chief Benny Gantz Visits Washington, D.C.

    5. USS New York Hosts U.S., Israeli Leaders