Defense Digest - November 2014

Defense Digest
Defense Digest
NOVEMBER 2014

On November 4, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) opened its wing production line for the F-35 stealth fighter at its headquarters outside Lod, Israel.

Israel Inaugurates F-35 Wing Production Line

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) inaugurated its wing production line for the F-35 stealth fighter at its headquarters on Nov. 4. Attending the inauguration were Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and F-35 program executive officer Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan. According to Globes, IAI is set to produce over 800 pairs of F-35 wings over the next decade, with the first wings scheduled to be delivered in 2015.

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Hagel Meets with Ya'alon, Reaffirms U.S.-Israel Defense Cooperation

During a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reaffirmed his “deep commitment” to Israel’s security, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel defense relationship, the Jewish Journal reported. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon met with Hagel at the Pentagon, where the two discussed the coalition efforts to counter ISIS, Iran and other regional issues.

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Israel Presents Maritime Version of Iron Dome

Israeli defense company Rafael unveiled the “C-Dome,” a maritime version of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. According to the Washington Post, the C-Dome is designed to help naval vessels counteract aerial threats by using innovative tools, such as heat-tracking missiles that zero in on multiple incoming threats at a time. The maritime defense system could also be used to protect national economic resources at sea like oil and gas platforms.

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Israeli Defense Company to Provide Helicopter Helmets for U.S. Military

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems won a $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated helmets for the U.S. helicopter fleet, Reuters reported. Work will be performed over a two-year period and will be conducted at Elbit Systems' facility in Fort Worth, TX.

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Israel Uses Visual Tech for Pilots

A study commissioned by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) determined that the use of visual technology has improved the capabilities of its fighter jet and helicopter pilots. The air force study found that the use of the GlassesOff mobile application significantly enhanced the operations capabilities of Israeli air force pilots. The visual technology was developed by GlassesOff Inc., a firm with offices in Ramat Gan, Israel and Vista, CA.

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