Iran's Fattah hypersonic missile credit: Reuters Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto Israel reluctant to fund hypersonic missile interceptor

Rafael has unveiled Sky Sonic to tackle Iranian hypersonic missiles, but the Ministry of Defense does not see this as a realistic threat.

Elbit Systems SIGMA howitzer  credit: Elbit Systems Elbit Systems brings back retirees to meet war demand

The Israeli company ended the third quarter, before the war, with an increase of $500 million in its backlog of orders to $16.6 billion.

Harop loitering munitions credit: IAI Israel Aerospace signs $145m loitering munitions deals

These orders reflect the growing global demand for IAI's long range loitering munition products and demonstrates IAI's capability in this market segment.

Iron Beam credit: Ministry of Defense spokesperson US to invest $1.2b in Rafael's Iron Beam laser system

Iron Beam is designed for short-range threats and while it will not eliminate the need for Iron Dome, it will significantly reduce the scope of interceptions and will thus save significant expenses.

Empty IAI pavilion at Dubai Airshow credit: Reuters Waleed Zein Defense Ministry bans Israelis from attending Dubai Airshow

Israeli pavilions at the airshow have been left unstaffed due to security concerns.

Firing of Arrow interception missile credit: Ministry of Defense spokesperson Arrow 3 intercepts second Israel-bound Houthi missile

IAI engineer: Each interception missile costs $2 million, but the damage to life and property, if the missile had hit a hotel in Eilat, would have been far worse.

BARAK-MX Photo: IAI website Azerbaijan buys $1.2b Israel Aerospace Barak missile system

Following IAI's announcement of the sale of the system to an unnamed country, reports in Baku confirm that Azerbaijan is the customer.

David's Sling  credit: Rafael spokesperson Finland signs NIS 1.3b David's Sling deal

The contract with Finland represents the first export deal for the medium to long-range air defense system developed by Rafael.

Rafael SPICE 250 Photo: Rafael US to fund precision bombs for Israel worth $320m - report

The Biden administration has ordered approval of the SPICE deal requested by Israel, even before the atrocities of October 7, "The Wall Street Journal" reports.

Gazans cross the border fence on Oct 7 credit: Reuters Hani Alshaer Israel's defense undone by reliance on technology

The conceptual failures that led to the October 7 atrocities demonstrated how putting faith solely in technology was not such a smart idea.

DJI drone credit: Reuters MAGO/Eibner Israel adapts to dealing with drones

As the October 7 attack illustrated, drones are an integral part of modern warfare. What can be done to defend against them?

Elbit's MPR 500 explosives credit: Elbit Systems Can Israel conquer Gaza's terror tunnel network?

Extending over 500 kilometers, according to Hamas claims, "Globes" examines some of the weaponry that could help defeat Gaza's ruling regime.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel Makhlis credit: Assaf Shilo Israel Sun Elbit Systems hires hundreds through social media

The Israeli defense electronics company has recruited temporary employees to work on its production line in Ramat Hasharon for the IDF.

Kornet anti-tank missile credit: YouTube Israel combats the Kornet anti-tank missile

"Globes" looks at the most dangerous weapon in the Hamas and Hezbollah arsenal and how Israel has neutralized it.

Silynxcom credit: YouTube screenshot Israeli defense co Silynxcom files for NYSE IPO

The Netanya-based company develops, manufactures and markets tactical communications devices including headsets for the battlefield.

Elbit Systems CEO Bezhalel Makhlis credit: Assaf Shilo Israel Sun Elbit Systems wins Swedish army digitalization deal

The $170 million deal to become the integration partner for the Swedish Army digitalization program LSS Mark will be performed over ten years.

Iron Done credit: SOPA Images "We have become addicted to Iron Dome"

Hilla Haddad-Chmelnik, who helped develop the missile defense system, says that although impressively effective, Iron Dome has caused complacency.

Elbit mortar munitions systems credit: Elbit Systems Israeli defense cos buck TASE market trend

Most of the 10 defense companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange have risen since the start of the war.

Steel Sting/Iron Sting system  credit: IDF spokeperson Smart mortar gives IDF advantage in urban warfare

Iron Sting, developed by Elbit Systems, Shilat Optronics, and Israel Aerospace Industries, has a dual guidance system using both laser and GPS.

Iron Beam credit: Ministry of Defense spokesperson Israel's laser defense will enhance interception options

"Globes" analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of Iron Beam, which is scheduled to be operational in 2025.

Elbit Systems president and CEO Bezhalel Makhlis credit: Assaf Shilo Israel Sun Elbit misses out on global defense industry boost

Major defense equipment manufacturers have risen by 5%-17%since the start of the Israel-Hamas war but Elbit Systems has fallen.

Elbit Systems rocket launcher  credit: Elbit Systems Israeli defense companies keep going as fighting rages

Many defense companies have sites in the war zone.  Industry source: The guys there are lions

DJI drone credit: Reuters MAGO/Eibner Cheap Chinese drones caused havoc on Gaza border

Drones costing just a few thousand shekels each allowed Hamas to disable Israeli surveillance and hit border forces.

Aza Din al-Kassem Brigades break through Israeli border fence  credit: Reuters/Hani Alshaer How Israel's NIS 4 billion fence failed

The security barrier around the Gaza Strip was mainly designed to counter the tunnel threat, but Hamas simply broke through the front door.

International Astronautical Congress Baku credit: Resul Rehimov Reuters Israeli arms airlift helped Azerbaijan recapture Karabakh - report

At least six cargo planes of Azerbaijani carrier Silk Way Airlines transported advanced weapons from Israel Air Force's Ovda base to Baku in September, AP reports.

OptSat500 satellite credit: Israel Aerospace Industries Israel Aerospace sells two satellites to Azerbaijan for $120m

A source close to the deal has told "Globes" that the deal involves OptSat500 satellites, which have a long life and high imaging capabilities.

Drone co Aerodrome Group jumps on foreign order

The Israeli company has signed a $2.25 million deal to provide UAVs to a foreign customer.

Arrow 3 credit: Israel Ministry of Defense spokesperson Israel and Germany sign $3.5b Arrow 3 deal

In the biggest deal ever for Israel's defense industry, Germany is paying $600 million up front for the start of production.

RADA CEO Dov Sella credit: Sivan Faraj Leonardo DRS to delist from TASE

US advanced defense technology company Leonardo DRS has been traded on the TASE since buying Israeli tactical radar developer RADA last year.

BlueWhale unmanned submarine credit: IAI IAI unmanned submarine takes part in NATO exercise

Israel Aerospace Industries BlueWhale ASW un-crewed submarine has participated in the REPMUS military exercise led by the Portuguese Navy and NATO.

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