Defense Digest

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

  • Defense Digest - February 2011

    February 28, 2011

    1. Arrow-2 Missile Defense System Successfully Tested
    2. Mullen Reaffirms U.S.-Israeli Strategic Ties
    3. IAI Develops New 'Ghost' UAV
    4. Elbit Unveils new UAV Command Center
    5. Iron Dome Missile Defense System Set to Become Operational

  • Defense Digest - January 2011

    January 31, 2011

    1. Israeli Bandage Used in Tucson Shooting by First Responders

    2. Hunter UAV Reaches 100,000 Flight Hours

    3. New Israeli Military Technology Speeds Up Warfare

    4. $486 Million Million Contract for LITENING Targeting Pods

    5. U.S. Submarine Makes Port Call in Haifa

  • Defense Digest - November 2010

    November 29, 2010

    1. IDF, U.S. Army Coordinate Medical-Military R&D

    2. General Dynamics to Develop Personnel Carrier for IDF

    3. U.S., Israel Conclude Four-Day Juniper Falcon Exercise

    4. Rafael Marks Sale of the 1000th Litening Pod

    5. Israeli Company Awarded Contract to Upgrade Attack Helicopters

  • Defense Digest - September 2010

    September 22, 2010

    1. U.S., Israel Strengthen Military Cooperation

    2. Israel Approves Purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    3. Administration Notifies Congress of Fuel Sale to Israel

    4. NASA and Israeli Space Agency Sign MOU

    5. Israel Develops New Radar

  • Defense Digest - July 2010

    July 29, 2010

    1. Iron Dome Missile Defense System Aces Final Test Run

    2. New Contract for Reactive Armor Awarded

    3. Israeli Company Gains Role in Upgrading F-15

    4. Israel, U.S. Sign Deal to Upgrade Arrow Missile Shield

    5. State Dept: U.S.-Israel Security Ties Stronger Than Ever

  • Defense Digest - June 2010

    June 30, 2010

    1. Israel, United States Hold Joint Drill

    2. U.S. Firm Learning from Israeli Missile Defense System

    3. Lessons Learned From Israeli Bio-attack Exercise

    4. IDF Testing Safer Cluster Munitions

    5. Mullen Visits Israel for Strategic Dialogue

  • Defense Digest - May 2010

    May 27, 2010

    1. House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Supports Iron Dome

    2. Israel Completes Upgrade of PAC Missile Defense

    3. Meet the Head of Arrow 3 Missile Development

    4. U.S. Army Buys Israeli Mortar Fire Control Systems

    5. U.S. Navy Buys Additional Israeli Targeting Systems

  • Defense Digest - April 2010

    April 27, 2010

    1. U.S. to Sell Israel Transport Aircraft

    2. Israel Helps Develop UAV for U.S. Military

    3. Military Aid to Israel Pays Dividends That Exceed Cost

    4. Israel Unveils Tank-Defense System of the Future

    5. Israel Tests Interoperability of Missile-Defense Systems

  • Defense Digest - March 2010

    March 26, 2010

    1. 5,000 Israeli-Developed Armor Kits Delivered to U.S. Forces

    2. Israeli-Developed LITENING Shows Capabilities on U.S. Navy F-18's

    3. U.S. Orders $40M of Israeli-Developed Targeting System

    4. Arrow-3 Effort Heightened Due to Iranian Threat

    5. Israeli Air Force Introduces Massive 'Super-Drone' 

  • Defense Digest - February 2010

    February 18, 2010

    1. International Interest in Iron Dome Grows

    2. Israeli-Made Drones Command Afghan Skies

    3. Israeli Company to Equip Marine Attack Helicopters

    4. U.S. European Command Deputy Visits Israel

    5. IDF Adopting NATO Codification System

  • Defense Digest - December 2009-January 2010

    January 05, 2010

    1. The Kibbutz That is Saving American Soldiers' Lives

    2. U.S. Increases Missile Defense Cooperation with Israel

    3. National Guard and IDF Collaborate

    4. U.S. Airmen Train in Israel

    5. U.S.-Israeli Strategic Cooperation Quietly Increasing

  • Defense Digest - November 2009

    November 30, 2009

    1. Joint U.S.-Israel Exercise Declared a Success

    2. Israeli Subsidiary Expands Mississippi UAV Facility

    3. Arrow Interceptor Production Increased Planned

    4. Iron Dome Development Ahead of Schedule

    5. Israeli Navy to Participate in NATO Mission

  • Defense Digest - October 2009

    October 27, 2009

    1. U.S., Israel Hold Largest-Ever Defense Exercise

    2. National Guard Team Joins U.S.-Israel Joint Exercise

    3. U.S. Veterans Seek Out Israeli Trauma Experts

    4. David's Sling Missile Defense Development Moves Forward

    5. Israel to Hold Its First International Air Show

  • Defense Digest - August-September 2009

    September 23, 2009

    (1) IAF Wins American Hercules Competition

    (2) U.S. Navy Awards $98 Million Contract for LITENING Pods

    (3) IAF Testing New Black Hawk Helicopter Model

    (4) Joint U.S., Israeli Aircraft System Completes Guided Strike Testing

    (5) Israeli Army Tests Unmanned Supply Carrier

  • Defense Digest - July 2009

    July 29, 2009

    • 1. Israeli Fighter Pilots Participate in U.S. Exercise
    • 2. Israeli and U.S. Armies Hold Joint Exercise
    • 3. Israel Successfully Tests Anti-Rocket System
    • 4. Israeli Industry Creating American Jobs for Tank Production
    • 5. U.S. and Israeli Industries Produce Surveillance Robot