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Apr 19, 2009

Israel Aerospace

The chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries, Yair Shamir, has called on the Israeli government to declare space to be strategically important and act accordingly - for example by securing orbits for additional Israeli satellites. He says that the government should form a joint defence company to end the "absurd" competition between the state-owned defence companies IAI, Israel Military Industries and Rafael. Apr 17, 2009

Israel Aerospace

Israel Aerospace Industries has performed a successful intercept test of an improved version of its Arrow-2 anti-ballistic missile system. The company used a "Blue Sparrow" launched from an Israeli air force fighter over the Mediterranean as a target. New elements of the Arrow-2, launched from Palmachim air force base in central Israel, are classified...

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