India Details Defense Purchases From Israel

December 9, 2019 – Capital procurement of defense equipment is undertaken from various domestic as well as foreign vendors, based on operational requirements of the Armed Forces to keep the Armed Forces in a state of readiness and to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges. During last five financial years (2014-15 to 2018-19), 93 contracts have been placed on…

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USS Donald Cook Departs Haifa

August 6, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Haifa August 5, 2019, after a scheduled port visit to participate in the Israel-led event Exercise Mighty Waves 2019. The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective security with regional partners. “Donald Cook’s successful port visit to Haifa shows our…

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Elbit Systems Selected to Provide Maritime UAS to the European Union Maritime Safety Agency

November 1, 2018 – Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a framework contract to provide maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) patrol services to be provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to countries in the European Union. The contract that will be executed in cooperation with CEiiA is for a two-year base period and two single year…

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Israel Aerospace Receives Indian Navy Order

October 25, 2018 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $777-million mega- contract for supply of LRSAM Air & Missile Defense systems (the marine version of the AMD system Barak 8) for seven ships of the Indian navy. The contract was entered with Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) which serves as the…

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German-Israeli intergovernmental consultations – Grütters: Provenance research and the return of Nazi looted art are of central importance

October 4, 2018 – As part of today’s German-Israeli intergovernmental consultations in Jerusalem, Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters has met for bilateral talks with the Israeli Minister for Social Equality, Gila Gamliel, and the Director-General of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Yossi Sharabi. Monika Grütters said: “Following our trip to Israel in July this year, we have…

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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s RIMPAC iteration marked the 26th…

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US Navy Kicks Off 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced June 29th the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to…

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Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The foreign policy of the United States is grounded in principled realism, which begins with an honest acknowledgment of plain facts.  With respect to the State of Israel, that requires officially recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem as soon as…

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NATO and Israel sign agreement on the protection of exchanged classified information

On 14 November 2017, NATO and the State of Israel concluded the Administrative Arrangements for the protection of classified information as part of a Security Agreement initially signed in 2001. Ms Wendy A. Bashnan, Director of the NATO Office of Security, and Mr Nir Ben Moshe, Director for the Security of the Defence Establishment, signed the Administrative Arrangements at the…

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BIRD Aerosystems has successfully delivered another ASIO Maritime Program to Angola

Israeli BIRD Aerosystems’, the developer and manufacturer of the Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solution, has recently delivered its ASIO Multi-Segment task force solution to Angola. The ASIO maritime program delivered is currently in operational use by this country’s security forces, protecting the country’s territorial water from different threats including piracy, terror, and smuggling. BIRD’s ASIO maritime solution provides…

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