Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Jul 4, 2010

Israel launched its new spy satellite Israel launched its new spy satellite, the Offeq-9, on 22 June from the Palmachim airbase in central Israel. The satellite carries a very advanced optical payload. It was launched by a Shavit booster and reached its initial orbit after 7min. The Offeq-9 joins the Offeq-5 and Offeq-7, also equipped with optical payloads manufactured by El-Op. Jun 29, 2010

Boeing The Israeli air force has decided against upgrading more of its Boeing AH-64A Apache attack helicopters to the manufacturer's Longbow configuration, citing budget restrictions. Rather than modify its legacy aircraft to the D-model standard, the service will instead equip the type with new weapons, the air force says. One of the systems under consideration is a locally made laser-guided...

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