A Political Science and Journalism graduate from Tel Aviv University, Arie Egozi went on to serve in the Israeli defense forces (IDF). He later worked as the aerospace and defence correspondent for Israel's largest daily "Yedioth Ahronot", and some foreign defence publications. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Israel homeland security website (I-HLS).
Articles by this writer
In an effort to bolster its defensive posture, the Israeli navy is enhancing its operational cooperation with the U.S. fifth fleet, which is based in Bahrain.
Does Russia prefer cruise missiles over ballistic when targeting Ukrainian air force and ground based air defence assets? Israeli missile expert comments on Russia's targeting tactics in Ukraine. One thing is clear, either equal destruction of Ukraine assets, infrastructure, and lives.
Saudi Arabia has expressed its interest in the immediate purchase of some Israeli made air defence systems. According to an Israeli senior defence source there are advanced negotiations about some of the systems. In recent weeks, media coverage of Israel's ties with Saudi Arabia has increased ahead of US President Biden's possible visit to Saudi Arabia during his Middle East visit in late June.
In an effort to transform the Army of the future, the UK MoD has embarked on a six-month experiment to examine the feasibility of automating supplies to soldiers. Due to wrap up in April, the six-month project has been focussed on centralized autonomous operation of unmanned systems for combat missions.
After the Taliban declared the name of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in August 2021, it began preparations to establish its own air force. The Taliban-led air force conducted military manoeuvers in November and are said to be looking to China for additional support. China has demonstrated positive reception, political endorsement, and diplomatic support of the Taliban.
Evolving threats put the planned ground-ground rockets unit of the Israeli defence force back on the table.
Israeli sources warn that the pending withdrawal of U.S. military from Iraq, on 31 Dec 2021, will dramatically change the landscape of geopolitical hostilities in the region.
Although the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has not been allowed to inspect all areas of Syria, it has not uncovered any chemical weapons arsenals. Syria denies the accusation but Israeli intelligence alleges that Syria continues to keep a stockpile of different chemical weapons.
As world leaders explore solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, defence communities are stepping up efforts to ensure better preparedness for climate change, including by revising combat doctrines, altering training, adapting infrastructure, equipment, personnel, and procurement protocols, and designing climate scenarios.
The Ehud air combat maneuvering instrumentation and analysis system from IAI played a major role in the recent international Blue Flag exercise held recently in Israel.
Israeli companies like GADFIN develop very advanced drones that can play a very important role in homeland security and disaster operations. The most recent system unveiled by GADFIN is called Spirit One. Epitomizing the next generation of drone technology, it enables a fully autonomous drone delivery network based on its record-breaking long range eVTOLs.
The current Foreign Military Financing (FMF) agreement between the U.S. and Israel is the largest ever granted to date, but changes to the agreement now includes consequences to the Israeli defence industry.
U.S. officials have warned Israel that targeting Iran's nuclear scientist and enrichment facilities may encourage Tehran to speed up its nuclear program. On Tuesday, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a speech about the Israeli strategy aimed at foiling the Iranian plan, that Israel will maintain its freedom to act alone if necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Morocco and Israel already benefit from increased economic cooperation, bilateral tourism, and warm people-to-people relations. Now, with the signing of a groundbreaking defence MOU, the two countries are in the process of developing a project to produce attack drones in the kingdom
Israel may ask Canada to extend its participation in the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula beyond the current 2022 plan if the Pentagon eliminates or reduces American participation.
The U.S and Israel are monitoring the actions of the Iranian navy in the Gulf. Iran's Sahand destroyer and Makran ship are currently in the Atlantic Ocean and reportedly have participated in several attacks against Israeli-owned ships and confrontations with American and British warships.
Unnamed Gulf States are trying to persuade the U.S to protect their sensitive sites from more potential attacks by Houthi rebels, Iran's proxy in the region.
Utilizing Trophy Active Protection Systems for protection of their ground combat vehicles since September 2019, the U.S. Army is now evaluating the next generation “Trophy VPS,” a smaller, lighter version to protect a broader range of ground combat vehicles.
Israel is using nano satellites to monitor for hostile missile launch preparations, and is developing cruise missiles to add to its defence arsenal of long-range ballistic missiles.
Israel is looking at the more capable laser systems for missile defence. According to IAI, a laser cannon prototype for intercepting mortar shells and similar short-range threats is in a very advanced stage of development. Indications are that the first tests with an electrical laser will be conducted in Israel in early 2021.
The Canadian Armed Forces is evaluating some Bluebird Aero/IAI vertical take off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems. Bluebird's VP Business Development has confirmed the Israeli company is currently pursuing several very "promising" Canadian opportunities.
Armed drones pose an increasing threat to fighting forces. Gaming technologies have contributed to the creation of a new "drone killer" that has been developed in Israel.
A team of Canadian special forces who visited Israel last year was briefed about the Israeli developed system designed to void friendly fire. Israeli company Safe Shoot that developed the Green Shield system would only acknowledge that the system has been presented to the Canadian Armed Forces.
According to local media in that country, Turkey has been testing its Russian-made S-400 air defense system in recent days, and ties between Turkey and Iran seem to be warming up. What does this mean to other NATO members?