36 Rafale + 24 Typhoon + 36 F-15QA : 96 replace 12 Mirage 2000-5* fighter fleet x 8 !!! but they need pilots in number
* Not old interesting to buy
* Not old interesting to buy
IDF EXPANDS INFANTRY USE OF ADVANCED APC
DECEMBER 28, 2017 13:38
Namer, Hebrew for leopard, is outfitted with the Trophy anti-tank missile protection system.
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The IDF is strengthening infantry units by expanding the use of its advanced armored personnel carrier, dubbed Namer (Tiger), to the Givati Brigade in addition to Golani units already using the vehicle.
“After extensive trials, by the end of 2020 the entire brigade will be operating the Namer,” the IDF said. It is also in the process of being integrated into the Carmeli reserve brigade, which is part of the Northern Command.
Wider use of the Namer will offer many operational advantages, such as the ability to move troops to targets, including urban areas, where they can capture and hold territory, the IDF said.
“The absorption of the Namer is a significant step for the Givati Brigade as a leading brigade,” said Givati commander Col. Dado Bar-Khalifa, adding that “the advantages of the Namer will enable the brigade’s forces greater operational effectiveness.”
Givati infrastructure will be renovated to accommodate the new APC and changes will be made to the training exercises for the brigade, such as an emphasis on combat.
The Namer is based on the platform of a Merkava Mark IV tank and is outfitted with advanced technology. It is the IDF’s most fortified APC and is outfitted with the
Designed to detect and neutralize incoming projectiles, the Trophy system has four radar antennas and fire-control radars to track incoming threats, such as anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and rocket propelled grenades. Once a projectile is detected the Trophy system fires a shotgun-type blast to neutralize the threat.
The Trophy Active Protection System (APS), developed by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries’ Elta Group, has been installed on Israel’s Merkava tanks since 2009 and is the only fully operational and combat-proven APS in the world.
The IDF has invested significant amounts of money into upgrading its capabilities in the three years since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, especially in the field of urban combat.
A Namer APC shows off its abilities at traversing steep terrain (IDF Spokesperson't Unit)
In October the Defense Ministry began a series of tests on an
“An APC equipped with a turret and cannon gives it an advantage during urban warfare,” stated Brig.-Gen. Baruch Matzliach, head of the Tank Program Administration. “The shortened cannon makes it more maneuverable and [gives it] the ability to provide firepower to infantry soldiers. It also lets infantry soldiers be more independent on the battlefield, with less dependence on other units to provide firepower.”
“The Namer is one of the best fighting weapons in the world and produced in Israel,” stated Ground Forces planning officer Col. Rami Abudraham. “The operation of the infantry brigades in Namer in general, and of the Givati Brigade in particular, is a complex process that will give Israel a very high level of operational capability.”
Namer is basically the Tank hull of a Merkava IV without the turret turned into a APC. They are now adding a 30mm unmanned IFV turret.
The Israelis have also used the Namer as the basis for a Recovery vehicle, Engineering vehicles, And There was a prototype 155mm 52 cal howitzer... I hear they even have a Tank.
Following the confirmation last month by BAE Systems that Qatar had signed an order for 24 Eurofighter Typhoons, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed details of a training package. Meanwhile, Eurofighter reported that final production of the 28 aircraft ordered by Kuwait in 2016 is underway, and that they would be “the most advanced variant of the fighter jet ever made.”
The Qatar contract extends the final production line at BAE’s Warton facility, which
Deliveries will not begin until late 2022, which may allow time for enough Qataris to be trained to fly and maintain the aircraft, when the country’s air force is also trying to absorb the
The MoD said that a new “joint squadron” will be established at the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon training base, Coningsby. It will take over the No. 12 Squadron "number plate" from a Tornado GR.4 squadron that is disbanding. The squadron will “temporarily integrate Qatari personnel, including pilots and ground crew,” the MoD added. It will operate some of the Tranche 1 Typhoons that the RAF previously planned to phase out, but decided last year to retain.
The Kuwaiti jets are being assembled on Leonardo’s production line in Italy, and will be the first built with the Captor E-scan (AESA) radar. The four original Eurofighter partner nations have paid for development of this radar, and a prototype was first flown nearly 10 years ago. But neither Germany, Italy, Spain, nor the UK has committed to funding its production and retrofit to their Eurofighter fleets.
Leonardo said that the Lockheed Martin Sniper laser designator pod would be integrated on the Kuwaiti Eurofighters, as well as the DRS-Cubic ACMI P5 combat training pod. The jets would be equipped with the MBDA Storm Shadow and Brimstone plus “other air-to-surface weapons,” the company added.
The agreement with the Kuwaiti MoD also includes the design and construction of the infrastructure at Al-Salem airbase; a suite of training devices to establish a pilot operational conversion unit there; and initial support services for three years (with an option for a further five). Deliveries will run from 2020 to 2023.
Start of production for Kuwaiti Eurofighters
The future fleet of Eurofighter from Kuwait is in production with the first large parts currently produced by the partner companies of the Airbus Eurofighter consortium.
"Production activities have begun, to comply with the contract and customer expectations," says the Eurofighter consortium. Kuwait has signed for 28 combat aircraft, including six two-seater aircraft.
According to Leonardo the production activities are on track and "in some cases ahead of schedule". This includes the current work on wing cladding, while "the first fuselage of the aft section will begin the assembly phase in early 2018. On the Kuwaiti side, the adaptation work of the aerodrome infrastructure started in August 2017.
The Eurofighter Typhoon T3 of Kuwait:
The Kuwaiti Eurofighters will be T3-standard, based on the Euroradar Consortium's new Captor-E active electronic radar radar with a 200-degree field of view, Lockheed Martin "Sniper" targeting pod and guided weapons. including the MBDA "Brimstone II" air-to-ground missile and the "Storm Shadow" cruise missile. The aircraft will also carry the GBU-12 laser guided bombs. In addition, the Kuwaiti Air Force opted for the Diehl BGT Iris-T short-range air-to-air missile and the MBDA Meteor long-range missile. The delivery of the aircraft will begin in 2020 and will be completed in 2023, making Kuwait the eighth customer of the aircraft.
The Eurofighter in the Gulf:
This success in Kuwait is further confirmation of the growing role played by Aribus Consortium in the Gulf region. The last contract signed is that signed by Qatar for 24 "Typhoon". In addition, deliveries of the 72 units ordered by Saudi Arabia were completed in 2017.
The Eurofighter T3 (F3) has the AESA E-CAPTOR radar. The arrival of the E-CAPTOR allows through its antenna AESA to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. The new radar retains the main features of the current ECR-90 CAPTOR radar architecture, but has an AESA antenna instead of the current mechanical antenna. It is planned to exploit the maturity of the current system and to add the AESA mode. Eurofighter GmbH and Euroradar, together with their industrial partners, have started the large-scale development of the new generation of AESA (Active
Electronically Scanned Array) radar antenna. The aim is to enable the new radar to come into service in 2018 and, as a result, meet the requirements of partner countries and export customers. Weapon integration includes Meteor, Storm Shadow and Brimstone II missiles and Paveway IV and small diameter bombs.
wow what a picture
missile hit Saudi F-15 jet over
According to Oedo it is ground launched R 27 missile
It seems to be R-27T ground launch type
- R-27T AA-10 Alamo-B,
Saudi F-15 hit by Yemeni forces over Sana'a'
Mon Jan 8, 2018 02:47AM
Yemeni forces say they have successfully targeted a Saudi F-15 fighter jet just hours after downing another Saudi warplane.
According to Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on early Monday, the F-15 was hit while flying over the capital Sana'a.
On Sunday, Yemeni air defense forces announced that they had intercepted and shot down a twin-engine and multi-role Panavia Tornado combat aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led military alliance over Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district in the country’s northwestern mountainous province of Sa’ada.