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 October 2017

    October 31, 2017

    1. Israeli Defense Minister Meets Top U.S. Officials in Washington

    2. David’s Sling Wins Prestigious U.S. Defense Award

    3. U.S. Department of Defense Approves Installment of Israel’s Trophy APS on American Tanks

    4. Iron Dome Displayed by Raytheon at U.S. Military Meeting in Washington

    5. Massive U.S. Assault Ship Docks in Israel for the First Time

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    Defense Digest September 2017

    September 28, 2017

    1. United States Establishes Military ‘Living Facility’ in Israel

    2. Iron Dome Conducts its First U.S.-Based Intercept Test

    3. Senate Supports Funding for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

    4. Israel Adds Two New F-35s to Squadron

    5. Israel Defense Ministry Unveiled Future Weapons

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    Defense Digest - August 2017

    August 29, 2017

    1. U.S. Army 'Very Close' to Decision on Israeli Defense System for Abrams Tanks

    2. Israel Weighing Interest in STOVL-Variant F-35

    3. Israel Shares Early Concept of New Missile Defense System with United States

    4. Israeli, U.S. Navies Participate in Joint Drill

    5. U.S.-Israeli Teams Ramp up Interceptor Production

    6. Israeli Defense Company Wins $8 Million U.S. Radar Deal

    7. Israel Unveils Cutting Edge IED Detection Suite

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    Defense Digest - July 2017

    July 26, 2017

    1. House Supports Increased Funding for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

    2. United States, Israel Participate in F-35 Leadership Summit

    3. DLA Orders F-16 Cockpit TV Cameras from Elbit Systems Subsidiary

    4. IAI, Honeywell to Jointly Develop GPS Anti-Jam Navigation System

    5. Poland to Buy Israeli Missiles Under Potential Deal with U.S. Defense Contractor

    6. Israeli Army to Replace Llamas with Robots to Carry Equipment on the Battlefield

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - June 2017

    June 29, 2017

    1. Top Pentagon Officials Praise U.S.-Israel Defense Cooperation at Key House Subcommittee Hearing

    2. Israel Air Force Dedicates Air Base to F-35 Maintenance

    3. Former Top Military Officials Visit Israel

    4. U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Dock in Haifa for First Time in 17 Years

    5. Elbit Supplying Cockpit Display Replacement for F-35 Aircraft

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    Defense Digest - May 2017

    May 25, 2017

    1. Gen. Dunford Receives Award for Leadership in Israel Visit

    2. Lockheed Martin Vice President: “There’s a Part of Israel in Every F-35”

    3. U.S. Army Disaster Drill Employs Israeli Water Technology

    4. U.S., Israeli Airmen Fortify Airlift Capabilities

    5. U.S. Naval Academy, Israeli Navy Establish Exchange Program

    6. U.S. State Department Approves Israeli Purchase of Rapid-Fire Naval Guns

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    Defense Digest- April 2017

    April 28, 2017

    1. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Visits Israel, Reaffirms U.S. Commitment

    2. Israel Receives Three More F-35 Fighter Jets

    3. U.S.-Provided Patriot Air Defense System Intercepts Projectile from Syria

    4. Israel Takes Delivery of Two C-130 Cargo Aircraft

    5. Israeli Defense Company Wins U.S. Navy Contract

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest - March 2017

    March 31, 2017

    1. Arrow Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts Syrian Missile

    2. Israeli Defense Minister Visits U.S. to Discuss Shared Threats, Security Cooperation

    3. EUCOM Commander Visits Israel

    4. Israel, United States and Greece Conducting Joint Naval Exercise

    5. Israeli Air Force to Host Largest-Ever Air Exercises

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    Defense Digest- February 2017

    March 01, 2017

    1. Israel Successfully Tests Improved Version of Iron Dome

    2. U.S. Missile Defense Agency Seeking to Boost Israeli Missile Defense Integration

    3. U.S. Air Force Evaluating Israeli Runway Monitoring System

    4. U.S. Navy Testing Improved Joint U.S.-Israel F-35 Helmet-Mounted Display

    5. Israeli Defense Company Elbit Receives $102 Million U.S. Mortar Systems Deal


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    Defense Digest January 2017

    January 26, 2017

    1. Israel Declares Arrow-3 Missile Defense System Operational

    2. U.S., Israel Conduct Successful Test of David’s Sling Missile Defense System

    3. Former NATO Commander Calls for Closer U.S.-Israel Military Alliance

    4. Senior U.S. Naval Delegation Visits Israel

    5. Israel, Oshkosh Defense Conclude $200 Million Contract for Tactical Vehicles

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    Defense Digest- Special F-35 Edition

    December 21, 2016

    1. F-35 Joins the Israeli Air Force Fleet

    2. U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter Praises Arrival of F-35 to Israel

    3. U.S. Air National Guard Conducts Transfer of F-35s to Israel

    4. U.S. Specialists to Remain in Israel to Support New F-35s

    5. First Israeli F-35 Jets Conduct Test Flight at Nevatim Air Base

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest- November 2016

    November 29, 2016

    1. Israel Approves Purchase of Additional 17 F-35 Fighter Jets

    2. U.S. National Guard Chief Observes Israel’s Emergency Readiness

    3. Lockheed Martin Selects Elbit to Operate Israeli F-35 Training Center

    4. U.N. Agency Recognizes Israel’s Military Field Hospital as “World’s Best”

    5. Israeli Aircraft Technicians Travel to U.S. for F-35 Training

  • Defense Digest

    Defense Digest- October 2016

    October 28, 2016

    1. Israel Takes Delivery of Fourth C-130J Transport Aircraft

    2.Israel’s Military Field Hospital May Be Recognized as “World’s Best”

    3. Israeli Company Competes for U.S. Army Robot Contract

    4. U.S. Marine Corps Set to Acquire Joint U.S.-Israel Precise Munition

    5. U.S. Army Acquires Israeli-Developed Hand Stations for Bradley Fighting Vehicles

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    Defense Digest September 2016

    September 29, 2016

    1. Pentagon Approves Variant of U.S.-Israel Developed Missile Interceptor for Poland

    2. United States Transfers F-15 Fighter Jets to Israel

    3. U.S. Veterans with PTSD Find “Common Bond” with Counterparts in Israel

    4. Pentagon Approves Israeli Radar for Testing

    5. Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Manager Visits Israel

    6. U.S., Israeli Defense Chiefs Discuss Security Cooperation and Regional Issues

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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