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2014 Israel Special Weapons News

  • Germany to Spend $143 Mln on Israel Warships Construction: Reports Sputnik 14 Dec 2014 -- Germany will spend up to 115 million euro ($143 million) from the federal budget on the construction of warships for Israel, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday citing a confidential letter addressed to the German Budget Committee from the German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter.
  • US to give Israel $350mn for Iron Dome Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2014 -- The US Senate has approved a multi-billion-dollar military spending bill that includes $350 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile system.
  • US to arm Israel with 3,000 smart bombs Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- The United States will arm Israel, a key ally in the Middle East, with 3,000 smart bombs as part of Washington's military aid to Tel Aviv.
  • Israel cancels plan to purchase US V-22 Ospreys Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2014 -- Israel has canceled a plan to buy military aircraft from the United States, amid already frosty relations with Washington.
  • Germany gives Israel $382 million discount over missile boats deal Iran Press TV 19 Oct 2014 -- Germany has reversed an earlier decision to hold back a discount on missile boats to Israel over its settlement projects, agreeing to give Tel Aviv a USD 382 million (€300 million) discount.
  • Mossad's Genius Mastermind Mike Harari Dies at 87 RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2014 -- Mike Harari, a legendary officer of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and an innovative mastermind of clandestine operations has passed away at age of 87.
  • Israeli Soldiers Boycott Intel Duties VOA 12 Sep 2014 -- Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence squad have sent a letter to the nation's government saying they refuse to serve because of duties requiring them to eavesdrop on Palestinians.
  • U.S., Israel Conduct Joint Test of Interceptor Missile System AFPS 09 Sep 2014 -- The joint testing of an improved interceptor missile system designed to counter future missile threats went as planned, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.
  • Russian Missile Warning System Tracks Ballistic Missile Launch Towards Israel: Ministry RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2014 -- Russia's early warning missile system tracked on Tuesday the launch of a ballistic missile from the Mediterranean Sea toward Israel, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.
  • Israel Test-Fires Arrow 2 Missile Interceptor: Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2014 -- The Israeli military test-fired its Arrow (Hetz) 2 interceptor missile jointly with their US colleagues, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
  • Israel sharing intelligence with US on ISIL: Report Iran Press TV 09 Sep 2014 -- Israel is sharing information gathered through espionage with the United States to "support" the airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq, according to a new report.
  • Israel Concerned Over Syrian Rebels in Golan VOA 02 Sep 2014 -- Israeli officials are following with concern the recent fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces near the contested Golan Heights.
  • Israeli Military Downs Syrian Drone Over Golan Heights RIA Novosti 31 Aug 2014 -- Israeli military have shot down a drone that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace near the Golan Heights.
  • Iran response to Israel drone incursion will come in occupied lands: Cmdr. Iran Press TV 27 Aug 2014 -- A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic will respond in the occupied Palestinian territories to the recent intrusion of an Israeli spying drone into its airspace.
  • Israel drone tracked upon entry into Iran: IRGC Cmdr. Iran Press TV 26 Aug 2014 -- Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) managed to track the recently-downed Israeli spy drone the moment it penetrated the Iranian airspace, says a top commander.
  • Iran releases pictures of downed Israeli ĎHermesí drone Iran Press TV 25 Aug 2014 -- The Israeli spy drone shot down by Iranís Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is an Israeli-made Hermes drone, says an Iranian commander.
  • Israeli drone captured in Gaza: Hamas Iran Press TV 25 Aug 2014 -- The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has seized an Israeli reconnaissance drone in Gaza Stripís Shejaiya district.
  • US tightens control on arms transfer to Israel: Report Iran Press TV 14 Aug 2014 -- The Obama administration has tightened control on arms transfer to Israel after US officials learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing lethal munitions from the Pentagon without their approval.
  • US suspects Israel stole nuke material Iran Press TV 08 Aug 2014 -- Declassified US documents from the 1970s suggest intelligence officials in the United States believe Israelis stole nuclear bomb-grade uranium from a nuclear facility in Pennsylvania.
  • Nuclear forces reduced while modernizations continue, says SIPRI SIPRI 16 Jun 2014 -- Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which assesses the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future.
  • Israel Elects Hard-Liner Rivlin as Next President VOA 10 Jun 2014 -- Israel has elected as its next president a conservative lawmaker who is opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state.
  • Israel launches satellite to spy on Iran, resistance movement Iran Press TV 10 Apr 2014 -- Israeli has launched its latest military spy satellite to conduct espionage activities on Iran's nuclear energy program and anti-Israeli resistance groups in the region.
  • Israel Launches New Surveillance Satellite RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2014 -- Israel has launched a new Ofek 10 satellite to enhance its space surveillance capabilities, Jerusalem Post reported Thursday citing a statement by Israeli Defense Ministry.
  • Israel launches Ofek 10 spy satellite VoR 10 Apr 2014 -- Israel on Wednesday evening launched a new spy satellite into orbit from an air force base in the center of the country. The spacecraft, the 'Ofek-10,' will reportedly orbit the Earth every 99 minutes from an altitude of 600 kilometers (373 miles). The launch, from the Palmachim IAF base near Rishon Lezion, was visible throughout much of Israel's center. According an Israel Radio report, much of air and sea traffic in the area was temporarily halted in order to facilitate the launch.
  • US to give Israel $429 million for its Iron Dome missile system Iran Press TV 11 Mar 2014 -- The United States and Israel have signed an agreement under which $429 million of American taxpayers' money "will be transferred immediately to Israel" to fund its Iron Dome missile system.

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