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BlueWhale unmanned submarine credit: IAI Israeli unmanned sub seen deployed against Iran

The BlueWhale, developed by Israel Aerospace Industries' Elta unit with German company Atlas Electronik, will be part of the effort to combat Iran's expanding naval capabilities.

Israeli weapons sales to Morocco illustration: Tali Bogdanovsky Morocco becomes huge customer for Israel's defense industry

"Globes" looks at the major Israeli defense systems procured by Morocco, culminating in a $1 billion deal with IAI, which foreign media reports is for Ofek spy satellites.

Amir Peretz  credit: Israel Aerospace Industries Israel Aerospace Industries signs $1b deal

The company expects to complete the deal with an unnamed third party by 2029. Meanwhile IAI chairman Amir Peretz was seen boarding a flight to Morocco.

IDF drone operators credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit Rafael confirms use of Firefly compact loitering munitions

The compact drones can be armed with 350 grams of explosives and can locate and neutralize terror cells with great precision.

Elbit Hermes 900 Starliner Photo: Elbit Systems / Photo: Elbit Systems India supplying rockets and UAVs to Israel - report

Amid the war in Gaza, India is shipping weaponry to Israel, Qatar-based "Al Jazeera" reports.

Nuclear reactor in the Negev credit: Reuters Israel spent $1.1b on nuclear weapons in 2023 - report

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ranked Israel seventh in terms of investment on nuclear weapons last year.

Spike missile credit: Rafael Int'l interest in Rafael's Spike missiles intensifies

One of Spike's new sources of interest is Argentina, which is considering the implementation of launchers as part of a modernization procedure for TAM VCTP tanks.

R2 Wireless credit: R2 Wireless Israeli startup R2 secures the wireless front

The company's wireless sensing can locate any device that transmits a signal, whether it is a UAV, a cellphone, a smart watch or headphones.

Israeli soldiers in action in Gaza credit: IDF Spokesperson Israel's Defense Ministry spending NIS 30b on local procurement

Since the start of the war in October, Israel's Ministry of Defense has spent NIS 30 billion including VAT on local procurement, according to information from the Ministry of Defense Department of Production and Procurement (DOPP) seen by "Globes."

IDF soldiers in action in the Gaza Strip  credit: IDF Spokesperson 10 NATO armies buy Kibbutz Yagur's Smartshooter AI sights

Smash smart fire control systems are designed for hitting ground and aerial targets, such as UAVs, while helping the combat soldiers who operate them identify targets independently and hit them accurately.

Reshef Technologies plant in Sderot  credit: Ministry of Defense spokesperson Reshef Technologies wins large Defense Ministry fuse order

Orders within Israel by the the Ministry of Defense Department of Production and Procurement amount to tens of billions of shekels since the Swords of Iron war began.

Barak 8  photo: courtesy IAI Armenia mulls procuring IAI missiles - report

Armenia is examining procurement of Israel Aerospace Industries Barak 8 (MR-SAM) air defense system, Bulgarian Military reports.

INS Nachshon credit: IDF Spokesperson Israel and Morocco defense cooperation deepens

The Israel Navy's new landing craft, the INS Komemiyut, called in at Tangier for supplies, when sailing between the US and Israel.

Acting Government Cos Authority director Yanki Quint  credit: Yossi Zamir Gov't Cos Authority chief demands progress on IAI flotation

The government decided on a plan to privatize Israel Aerospace Industries nearly four years ago, but the process has been stuck ever since.

Rheinmetall launcher credit: Rheinmetall website Rheinmetall unveils launcher for UVision's loitering munitions

"The War Zone" website reports that Rheinmetall's modified shipping container has 126 launch cells for Israeli company UVision's loitering munitions.

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak credit: Shutterstock UK drastically cuts arms exports to Israel - report

The value of permits issued for the sale of military equipment to Israel between October 7 and the end of 2023 fell by 95% from the average over the previous 20 years, "Reuters" reports.

Eurosatory 2024  credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier Paris Commercial Court overturns ban on Israelis at Eurosatory

In response to an appeal by the Israel-France Chamber of Commerce, the court ordered the ban to be lifted immediately.

A TSG system in tactical use  credit: PR Defense technology co TSG seeks NIS 500m IPO valuation

TSG IT Advanced Systems' command and control systems are in use by the IDF from the General Staff downwards.

Dimona nuclear reactor credit: Shutterstock Israel upgrading plutonium in Dimona nuclear reactor - report

Israeli is modernizing its nucleasr arsenal, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

David's Sling credit: Ministry of Defense Spokesperson Israeli defense cos signed record export orders in 2023

The $13 billion in orders was the third consecutive year in which export orders broke the previous year's record, the Ministry of Defense reports.

Emmanuel Macron  credit: Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis "No Israelis allowed": France stiffens anti-Israel stance

A French court has extended the ban on Israeli companies at the Eurosatory defense event to any Israeli representative.

Asian port credit: Shutterstock IAI deploys port protection system in Asian country

Port Guard's open architecture allows for the installation of Israel Aerospace Industries's sensors, systems and platforms alongside solutions developed by other companies.

Rani Zim  credit: Meir Edri Psagot signs MoU to buy military robot co Roboteam

The Israeli unmanned ground vehicles company, which develops and manufactures robots for military and security missions, is valued at $40 million.

Hero 120SF loitering munition  credit: Uvision US SOCOM to equip with UVision loitering munitions

Israeli company UVision's US unit and US company Mistral have signed a $73.5 million to supply the Hero-120SF system.

Attis Aviation drone credit: Attis Aviation Attis Aviation develops unique vertical take-off drone

The drone has a hybrid drive system, which includes electric motors and an engine that runs on jet fuel.

Eurosatory 2022 credit: Reuters Lafargue Raphael Small firms hit hardest by Israel's Eurosatory ban

Israel's biggest defense companies with record order backlogs and overseas subsidiaries can weather the exclusion from the French exhibition more easily.

Spike missile credit: Rafael Argentina mulls buying Rafael Spike missiles - report

Buenos Aires is considering procuring Spike LR2 anti-tank missiles from Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the ZM website reports.

IDF operations in Rafah credit: IDF Spokesperson Israel deploying unmanned M113 APCs in Gaza Strip - report

The IDF is using remotely operated M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) as loitering munitions and for logistical missions in Rafah and Jabalya in the Gaza Strip, according to media reports including on the "Bulgarian Military" website.

President Emmanuel Macron  credit: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes France bars Israeli cos from Eurosatory defense show

The French Ministry of Armed Forces says the decision stems from Israel's failure to respond to President Emmanuel Macron's demand to end its military operation in Rafah.

Roboteam MTGR credit: Roboteam Israeli defense co Roboteam wins US Marines deal

Roboteam will provide 200 Micro Tactical Ground Robots (MTGR) to the US Marine Corps.

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