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Elbit Systems  credit: Elbit Systems, processing: Tali Bogdanovsky Elbit Systems conundrum: Rising orders, falling stock

Despite frequent announcements of large contracts, Elbit Systems' share price is down 6% this year. Analysts: Foreign investors don't want Israeli stocks.

"We trained for a lot more than this"

An Israeli combat navigator shares his experience of preparing for an Iranian attack, and the night it happened.

Joe Biden and Benjamin Netanyahu credit: Haim Zach GPO Biden administration advancing over $1b arms sales to Israel

The package comprises tank shells, tactical vehicles, and mortar bombs.

XTEND senior management credit: Cadya Levy Xtend raises $40m after drone success in Gaza

The Israeli startup is fast expanding after saving the lives of many IDF soldiers during the war with its assault and surveillance drones.

Hermes 900  credit: Elbit Systems Elbit teams with Lufthansa unit on UAVs for German Navy

According to Reuters, the joint project will be presented at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA in Berlin in June.

Rafael's Spyder system  credit: Rafael Kenya eyes Rafael's Spyder air defense system - report

If a deal is reached, it will represent an interesting change of trend for Rafael; only 1% of its 2023 sales were in Africa.

IDF APC credit: Ministry of Defense Imco signs NIS 377m IDF armored corps deal

The new agreement with the Ministry of Defense will more than double Imco's backlog of orders to NIS 725 million.

Iron Fist credit: Elbit Systems Elbit Systems awarded US Army Iron Fist deal

The contract worth $37 million is to supply Iron Fist Active Protection Systems (APS) to General Dynamics for upgrades to the US Army's Bradley M2A4E1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

Patriot battery in Israel credit: Reuters Baz Ratner Israel replaces Patriot with David's Sling

Rafael's David's Sling is a collaboration that illustrates the combined strength of Israel's defense industry.

Autel EVO 2 Enterprise drone credit: Reuters Steve Marcus IDF procurement of Chinese drones raises concerns

The Israel Defense Forces has ordered thousands of drones from two Chinese companies for its land forces, sources inform "Globes."

The Capitol, Washington  credit: Shutterstock US House approves special aid for Israel

The $26.4 billion for Israel is part of a $95 billion package that also includes military aid for Ukraine and Taiwan.

Soldier operates Thirdeye's Ghost Soldier system credit: PR Thirdeye delivers first Ghost Soldier system

The Ghost Soldier system is designed to assist ground forces in monitoring and discovering the enemy during warfare in open terrain.

Iran launching drone credit: dpa via Reuters Connect Israel and US testing microwave and laser weapons - report

Microwave and laser systems to down swarms of drones have negligible costs compared with interception systems like Iron Dome.

Irael's defense industries Illustration Tali Bogdanovsky credit: IDF Spokesperson Ministry of Defense Israel's defense companies register remarkable victory

With 99% of the missiles and drones fired by Iran and its proxies intercepted, "Globes" looks at the companies, which with US cooperation, developed Israel's air defense systems.

Yishai Davidi  credit: Yonatan Bloom FIMI sells Orbit Technologies shares to institutions

The sales, for a total of NIS 100 million, were chiefly to More Investment House and Meitav. Private equity firm FIMI remains the controlling shareholder.

Elbit Systems products  credit: Tali Bogdanovsky Iran boosts Israel's defense industry

Sigma CEO Yair Shani: Iran has done excellent sales promotion for Israel's defense companies.

Mia Dynamics defense platform credit: PR Mia Dynamics develops robot defense platform

The company is adapting its quad cycles and quad boards for remote control military use.

C-Dome trial May 2023  credit: Ministry of Defense Rafael's C-Dome makes first operational interception

The naval version of Iron Dome shot down “a suspicious aerial target” in the Gulf of Eilat.

Teknel command and control cabins  credit: Teknel Fightec to represent Italian defense co Teknel in Israel

Teknel produces mobile command and control cabins ranging in cost from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

IWI Arbel system installed on Negev machine gun  credit: IWI IWI unveils computerized small arms system

According to IWI, the Arbel system enhances both reaction speed and accuracy.

GPS-based app Waze credit: Daniel Constante Shutterstock High alert as GPS disruptions spread to central Israel

Residents reported disruptions with GPS-based navigation apps like Waze, Moovit and Google Maps, telling users they were in Beirut, likely due to IDF jamming actions.

F-15 credit: Shutterstock US to approve $18b sale of 50 warplanes to Israel - report

The Biden administration is soon set to approve the sale of 50 F-15 fighter aircraft to Israel, in a deal worth more than $18 billion, CNN reports.

Inauguration of Aerospace Services India  credit: IAI IAI launches India subsidiary

Aerospace Services India is a collaboration between Israel Aerospace Industries and Indian government agency Defence Research and Development Organization.

ReDrone credit: Elbit Systems Elbit unveils 3G ReDrone anti-drone system

ReDrone can locate, identify and intercept several targets simultaneously within a secured area.

NextVision Stabilized Systems  credit: Shlomi Yosef/Tali Bogdanovsky NextVision's market cap exceeds $1b after 800% rise

With huge returns since its TASE IPO, the stabilized camera company has a higher market cap than veteran Israeli companies like Cellcom, Isracard and Rami Levy.

SpearUAV's tactical drone credit: SpearUAV SpearUAV's compact tactical drone loiters with intent

The Tel Aviv-based company's drone is launched from a unique encapsulated system from tanks, APC's and submarines for assault and surveillance missions.

Canadian President Justin Trudeau credit: Gints Ivuskans Shutterstock Concerns in Israel that Canadian arms embargo will snowball

Defense imports from Canada represent just 0.05% of Israel's total defense imports but there are concerns that other countries might follow suit.

Israel Aerospace Industries credit: IAI Israel Aerospace signs Czech radar maintenance deal

The contract is valid for 20 years and includes Czech companies, which will be responsible for a wide range of processes as local subcontractors.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco  credit: Reuters - DNPhotography/ABACA Israel major arms supplier to Morocco, Philippines

According to the latest SIPRI report, Israel share of global arms exports declined in 2019-2023, while Italy, Turkey and Iran gained share significantly.

Dr. Danny Gold MAFAT Head credit: Ministry of Defense Spokesperson Azerbaijan to procure Sky Dew system from Israel - report

The observation balloon detects aerial threats including cruise missiles and drones.

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