Israel Upgrading Military Helicopters and Buying More F35s and F15s

Israel’s military will be buying about $6 billion of new military gear over the next six years (2021-2026). They will be updating the transport helicopters. The air force plans to purchase 18-20 transport helicopters at a cost between $1 billion and $1.5 billion and is trying to decide between two models. They could get the …

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Israel Combines Laser Beams For More Powerful Laser Beams

Israel’s Defense Ministry and defense companies Rafael and Elbit Systems and academic institutions made a combat laser breakthrough. It is based on the precision of the laser beam, which can be focused on long-range targets and which can overcome atmospheric disturbances such as clouds and dust storms. They are able to take several laser beams …

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First 3D Printed Heart With Blood Vessels

Israeli researchers have printed the world’s first 3-D vascularized, engineered heart using human tissue. They used a patient’s own cells and biological material and the heart has blood vessels. The 3-D heart produced at TAU is only the size of a rabbit heart but larger human hearts could be produced using the same technology. The …

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Israeli Moon Lander Crashes

SpaceIL’s unmanned, privately-funded “Beresheet” spacecraft attempted a historic lunar landing! Unfortunately in the last moments, there were issues with the main engine and they lost communications with the spacecraft, which impacted the Moon. They were able to successfully orbit the Moon. They lost control of the spacecraft about 150 meters above the lunar surface. SOURCES …

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Elon’s Boring Company Talks With Israel About Tunnel Projects

Bloomberg reports that Elon Musk is talking to Israel about tunnels provided by the Boring Company. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed his government was in talks with Elon Musk about tapping into Boring’s tunneling solutions to address infrastructure concerns. Israel has traffic congestion problems. Netanyahu appears to have just won a close election in …

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USA Will Recognize Israeli Control of Golan Heights and Its Military High Ground

The United States will recognize Israeli control of the Golan Height. President Trump announced his intent to recognize Israeli control. This could increase the chances for Israeli President Netanyahu to win an election in three weeks. The Golan Heights was part of Syria and is area of about 1,800 square kilometers (690 sq mi). Since …

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SpaceX Falcon Successful Launch of Israeli Moon Mission and Indonesia Satellite

The SpaceX Falcon 9 has launched. All conditions are good. Second stage engine has fired. The rocket fairing has deployed. It looks like another good launch. First stage has successfully landed. Stage 2 is in good orbit. They will need to relight the second stage for deployment of the various satellites. The SpaceX Webcast has …

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