Israel Unveils Kela 2008Fm-Year Plan

AT A meeting of the Israel Defence Force’s General Staff on June 21, a revised five-year defence plan — Kela 2008 (Catapult 2008) — was discussed, which again raised the controversial subject of whether or not to purchase additional AH-64D attack helicopters (see Israeli AH-64 Controversy, February, pi5, and the major feature in the August issue, p30).

Proposals to exercise the six outstanding options for AH-64Ds were discussed and Air Force Commander Major General Eliezer Shkedi stated that he believes that the current 12 AH-64Ds on order are not enough and a further 12 should be acquired. However, under the

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Israel evaluates Hornet

TWO F/A-18D HORNETS were flown from Si Louis to Israel on March 8 for a 2½-week evaluation — scheduled to run from March 15 to April 2. Israel is considering purchase of 40-48 aircraft to fulfil its requirement for a multi-role, all-weather fighter with night attack capability. A budget of $2 billion is being allowed for the purchase with procurement planned for between 1995 and 1997.

The Hornets will be flown on several types of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions by Israeli pilots during their visit. If the IDFAF purchases Hornets it is expected that an upgraded version of the Hughes

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ISRAEL AIR FORCE

Bill Norton looks at the Israeli Defence Force/Air Force, one of the most sophisticated and battle-experienced Air Forces in the world.

FEW NATIONAL air arms attract the attention of those interested in military aviation in the same way as does the Israel Defense Force/Air Force (IDF/AF) or Heyl Ha’Avir. The Israel Air Force plays a pivotal role in the defence of this small nation, and its contribution to air power world-wide. Yet Israel’s notoriously strict security measures mean that the release of current information on the service and its equipment is carefully controlled, and most of its citizens are characteristically

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Air War on the Edge

Author: Bill Norton

Details: Midland Countries, ISBN 1 85780 088 5, 432pp, illus, hbk, £50.00

WHEN I saw the by-line ‘A history of the Israel Air Force and its aircraft since 1947’ on the sleeve of the cover, I was intrigued to see just how comprehensive this account would be. I am pleased to report I was favourably impressed. I have no doubt that the censors in Israel would have stopped this book from being published if they could have their way because I have never seen such a detailed reference of this kind on the subject. Looking at the

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AGEING AIRCRAFT

HALFWAY THROUGH Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, the Israel Defence Force/Air Force (IDF/AF) is still adjusting to the budget cut that has been imposed upon it. The Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) budget has been cut over the past two years: by some 39.5 billion New Israeli Shekels (NIS) (£4.77 billion) in FY2002 to 36.5 billion NIS (£4.41 billion) in FY2003, and then to 32.4 billion NIS (£3.92 billion) in FY2004, though in April the government gave back 1.6 billion NIS (£193 million).

Defining the impact of the cut, the IDF/AF (see Israel Air Force, August p54-64) decided to preserve —

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Martyrology of Liberty: Israel Falkin

FALKIN Israel Kopelevich, cum. 1894 in Vitebsk, a Jew, of the workers start. education. inspector Witz. Dep. State Bank. Lived: Vitebsk,. 3rd Sverdlov eleventh Arrested 37.11.20. 37.11.28 condemned the "troika" for a / c agitation under Art. 72 CC BSSR 10 years ITL at st. Habaravka, BAMlag NKVD Byelomorsk. 56.10.19 case revisited Supreme Tribunal BSSR. KGB Vitebsk region. 6517-P***On September 1, on the website of the "martyrdom of Belarus" printed biyagramy victims of communist repression — only about 60 thousand names of people who were killed, prisoners in concentration camps, sent from Belarus during the Russian terror.Once a day, from

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Translator Paul Kostyukevich: How Belarusians lacks sea!

(Reporter 🙂 "Paul, let’s start our conversation still from politics rather than creativity. Denkov born in Belarus, Peres was elected President of Israel. You personally from something changed?"(Kostyukevich) "You know, on the one hand of course nicely — countryman and all that, well deserved. We are here not so long ago celebrated 40 years of the Six Day War, and there just showed all the heroes and politicians since — Egyptian President Nasser, General Moshe Dayan and Peres. So all the other has long been gone from this world, and only Perez remained alive. So he has already been laid.

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U.S. suspends military aid to Israel

States were obliged to halt military aid to Israel in connection with the fiscal crisis. It is recognized now U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a press conference in Bali (Indonesia), where the activities of the business summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Due to the suspension of the U.S. government, President Barack Obama canceled his trip to the APEC summit today, instructing lead South American delegation at this international summit Kerry. «Our assistance to the security of Israel, the coming to our ally in the Middle East, has been postponed,» — said managing the U.S. State Department.

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Weapon of last resort

Being in aggressive environments, Israel will never give up its own nuclear Blade Viktor Esin Perhaps no other topic about Israel not so wrapped fog of mystery and innuendo, as a matter of having a nuclear weapon this state, which remains outside the scope of the Contract on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear weapons (NPT) was opened for signature in 1968. In their own statements, Israeli officials have never confirmed nor deny the presence of Israel’s nuclear weapons, and information about its nuclear weapons and plans for their implementation remains closed likely not officially recognized and isolated from other events inside

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U.S. suspends military aid to Israel

States were obliged to halt military aid to Israel in connection with the fiscal crisis. It is recognized now U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a press conference in Bali (Indonesia), where the activities of the business summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Due to the suspension of the U.S. government, President Barack Obama canceled his trip to the APEC summit today, instructing lead South American delegation at this international summit Kerry. «Our assistance to the security of Israel, the coming to our ally in the Middle East, has been postponed,» — said managing the U.S. State Department.

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