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  • Israeli Army Declares Maritime Iron Dome Operational

    11/30/2017 8:50:28 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Yaniv Kubovich
    The military has announced a new capacity to protect Israel’s natural-gas drilling platforms following a successful test Monday of the Iron Dome anti-rocket system installed on a missile ship. The Israel Defense Forces tested Iron Dome’s ability to protect the country’s drilling platforms in the Mediterranean Sea. The system, constructed on the missile ship’s helicopter pad, operates in tandem with the identification systems of the navy and air force. The testing began more than a year ago as a joint project of the navy, air force and defense contractors. During the test, an Iron Dome battery was installed on the...
  • Pacific 2017: Light Typhoon hits Sydney (Israeli naval gun)

    10/04/2017 9:49:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 4th October 2017 | Gordon Arthur
    Israeli firm Rafael took the opportunity afforded by the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney to internationally launch its latest variant of the Typhoon remote-controlled naval gun, the Mk 30c. The ‘c’ represents compact, an indication that size is an important feature of this gun that weighs around 1t. Meanwhile, the ‘30’ refers to the ATK Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm cannon that the system hosts. However, an important evolution on the Typhoon Mk-30c is the ability to change the gun barrel to 20mm, 25mm or 30mm. The interchangeable barrel, which also encompasses changes to the fire control system to update...
  • ISRAELI DEFENSE COMPANY UNVEILS 5TH-GENERATION SPIKE MISSILE

    05/29/2017 9:37:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 29, 2017 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    Spike LR II system. (photo credit:RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS) Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has unveiled its fifth-generation Spike multipurpose missile with a significant increase in range and lethality. According to a statement released Monday by the company, the Spike LR II “is an advanced multipurpose missile, weighing only 12.7 kg., and can be launched from any Spike launcher.” It has a range of 5.5 km. when fired from ground launchers and up to 10 km. when fired from a helicopter. The Spike LR II, which can be fired from vehicles, helicopters, ships and ground launchers, has advanced electro-optic seekers which...
  • Texas, you sent cruz to the senate, now it is time for you to vet him.

    07/22/2016 6:45:19 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 123 replies
    Jim Buzzell | 7/22/2016 | Jim Buzzell
    by: Jim Buzzell My number one political goal this year is to get Donald J Trump elected President of the United States of America. Once that is done my next number one goal is to take care of this illegal alien posing as a US citizen: Why has no one in the national media, national conservative talk show hosts or anyone else investigated, probed or asked questions about Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz’s birth right? 1 RAFAEL EDWARD (TED) CRUZ: Was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. 2 Is Rafael Cruz a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of...
  • What Did Trump Really Say About Cruz' Wife and Father?

    07/21/2016 1:34:50 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 128 replies
    What Did Trump Really Say About Cruz' Wife and Father?
  • [Vanity] On CNN - Ted Cruz Will Not Endorse Trump In Speech

    07/19/2016 11:45:20 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    CNN | July 19, 2016 | Pinkbell
    CNN had two different people on who said Ted Cruz will not be endorsing Cruz in his speech. The one reporter said that Ted Cruz anticipates running for President in 2020 if Trump loses and wants to show his sympathies with the Never Trump movement who has supported him. This is just as I feared when Ted was asked to speak. Trump was kind enough to ask him, but I worried that Ted would use this speech to pad his own resume, to preach to his base, to audition for 2020. Ted should not be permitted to use this speech...
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Worked With Supplements Maker Sued by Investors

    04/29/2016 12:42:13 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/29/2016 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    By 1990, the oil-services company Rafael Cruz had founded with his wife had collapsed. Their properties had been foreclosed on; they declared bankruptcy. “We assumed the downturn was temporary and struggled through the lean times, hoping for a change that never came,” he wrote in a memoir, “A Time for Action,” released in January of this year. “We lost everything, including our home.” Mr. Cruz’s inspirational tale of fleeing Cuba and making it in America through faith and hard work has stirred crowds across the country as he campaigns on behalf of his son, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But...
  • The Political Education Of Rafael Cruz

    04/23/2016 7:48:16 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | Mar 30,2015 | Andrew Kaczynski & Ilan Ben-Meir
    In these speeches, Cruz sometimes admits — with disbelief — that he once supported Fidel Castro’s revolution. “I started speaking at different rotary clubs around Austin, Texas — in favor of Castro! I still thought he was the savior of the country,” he told FreedomWorks, a conservative group, in 2013. Local news articles and documents from the late 1950s offer a clearer picture of the days of Cruz as a young man, then a believer in the revolution and a visible college activist. On Jan. 8, 1959, Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana. The country’s dictator, Batista, had fled a...
  • Conservative Republican Movement Is Brain Dead

    04/04/2016 9:23:38 AM PDT · by kathsua · 156 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 4th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Conservative Republicans support for Sen. Ted Cruz indicates that the conservative movement is brain dead. If Cruz is the best candidate they can find, then conservatives obviously have nothing to offer. Cruz may be the only Republican presidential aspirant who is dumber than Hillary Clinton.
  • Israeli Missiles, RWS to Equip Philippine Navy Combat Boats

    02/28/2016 1:05:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Feb 27, 2016
    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply three Mini Typhoon remotely controlled weapon mounts to arm three multi-purpose attack crafts (MPAC MKIII) of the Philippine Navy. The contract amount is $12 million (PhP 594,319,550), each RWS will operate 12.7 heavy machine guns also mount Spike-ER launchers, extending the boat’s firepower to more than 8 kilometers. The new boats are constructed by a joint venture between Philippine shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding Corporation. MPAC Mk III will also have provisions for two M60/7.62mm Light Machine Gun. According to Philippine sources each Mini-Typhoon will contain 2,000 rounds and 10...
  • ISRAEL: Long-range fashion catches on in IAF

    01/25/2016 9:46:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 25 JANUARY, 2016 | STEPHEN TRIMBLE
    Waiting so long for Rafael to respond to a new fashion in missile technology seemed surprising only because the state-owned Israeli weapons and sensor house is most often the industry’s leading trendsetter. But Rafael has been curiously slow to respond to a clear trend within the air-to-air missile community. In the past decade, the most anticipated new missiles – the Chinese PL-12, MBDA Meteor, Raytheon AIM-120D and Vympel RVV-AE-PD – have all shared a similar trait. As advanced sensors push the detection range of missile firing platforms ever farther, missile manufacturers have responded with new weapons with ranges beyond 54nm...
  • Trump: Cruz must get eligibility 'straightened out'

    01/09/2016 4:42:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says it would be a risky move to give Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) the party's nomination for president amid questions about his eligibility. "It's not a settled matter. He was born in Canada. And I say to Ted, and as a Republican I say it, because I think it's very important, you gotta get it straightened out," Trump told supporters at a rally in Clear Lake, Iowa, on Saturday. He said it would be risky to nominate Cruz "because you cannot put somebody there folks who's going to go in, and he's going to be...
  • Immigrant Youth Confronts Ted Cruz, Asks If He Would Deport Her...

    01/08/2016 2:13:43 PM PST · by DaveyB · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Chris Enloe
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did not back down from his stance on immigration Wednesday night, after being confronted by a woman who asked if he would deport her, even though it was her parents who brought her to the United States illegally. During an event in Storm Lake, Iowa, Wednesday night, Ofelia Valdez, 30, told Cruz that although she was brought to the country illegally by her parents as a teen, she was able to retain residency due to President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or "DREAM act." As a DACA holder myself, I am worried about...
  • What's With This Tripe in The Washington Times re. Ted Cruz's Father Fighting in Cuba?

    03/24/2015 6:20:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 75 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Didn't expect attacks to come from them... not on the first day.  And not sure what's up with Ralph Z. Hallow's agenda -be it lib or GOP establishment-connected- but what a bunch of intellectually-dishonest hooey: Shortly after launching his 2016 presidential bid, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz went on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News for a full hour Monday night where he told the story of how his Cuban-born father, Rafael Cruz, fought against the dictator in charge of Cuba at time, Fulgencio Bautista, more than a half century ago.  But Mr. Cruz, 44, didn’t once mention that his father...
  • Rafael extends Iron Dome C-RAM to the naval domain

    10/26/2014 9:07:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 26, 2014
    RAFAEL unveils at Euronaval the C-DOME - close-in weapon system that provides a defensive shield for naval surface vessels, against multiple simultaneous ripple attacks. C-DOME suite comprises a 10-missile stack, packed in a vertical launch unit installed below deck. The system utilizes combat-proven Tamir interceptor missiles, and command and control, integrated with the ship’s surveillance and air defense radar. Photos: RAFAEL RAFAEL is extending the Iron Dome Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar defense system to the maritime domain, to protect surface vessels from a wide range of threats, including ballistic trajectory and direct attack weapons. The navalized system dubbed ‘C-Dome’ is...
  • US takes aim at Israeli antitank missiles 'Spike' in Indian arms market with its 'Javelin' missile

    08/10/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 10 Aug, 2014 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: Israel, better watch out! The US is going all out to shoot down the Israeli 'Spike' antitank guided missile (ATGM) with its own "Javelin" missile in the lucrative Indian arms market. Given the huge size of the Indian ATGM project, upwards of $3 billion, Israel is sure to strike back. But for now, the US seems to have gained the upper hand. After earlier being rebuffed by India for not agreeing to "full" transfer of technology (ToT), the US is now promising to not only "co-" the third-generation Javelin ATGMs, but also "co-develop" its fourth-generation version. "This is...
  • Israel’s F-35s will Carry the Spice 1000 Guided Weapons

    02/11/2014 11:44:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Defense Update ^ | February 11, 2014 | Noam Eshel
    Rafael is proceeding with the adaptation of the Spice 1000 Electro-Optically, Stand-Off guided weapon as part of its roadmap to carry this family of weapons into the future. “The Israel Air Force will be able to operate the F-35s with Spice 1000 soon after these fighter jets arrive in Israel later in the decade” a source in RAFAEL told Defense-Update. The aircraft will be able to carry the weapon in either internal or external configuration. RAFAEL is expanding the SPICE family that began with the combat-proven SPICE 2000, with the introduction of SPICE 1000 and expansion of the platform it...
  • Rafael scores pod mega-deal

    02/07/2014 10:01:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Air and Cosmos, France ^ | 07/02/2014 | Par Guillaume Steuer
    It looks as though Indian combat aircraft are going to continue flying for many years to come with Israeli designator pods. A Rafael official confirmed to Air&Cosmos during the Defexpo Show that the company’s Litening G4 had been selected last year following an IAF call for tenders for 164 pods to equip its entire fleet of fighter-bombers. Deliveries under this huge order (the largest ever recorded outside the US, according to Rafael) are expected to get under way by the end of this year. When completed, they will bring the total number of Litening pods in IAF service to approximately...
  • McLame just on Greta ripping into Cruz!!!

    10/16/2013 4:11:53 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 191 replies
    Fox News | 10-16-13 | me
    WHAT AN ASS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cruz Blasts Senate Deal: Establishment Refuses to Listen

    10/16/2013 3:11:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 115 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 02:49 PM | Wanda Carruthers
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz railed against a Senate deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, but he said to filibuster would be a pointless exercise. … “It is about all the people across this country who are right now facing terrifying decisions, because they are losing their health care, losing their jobs, being left in the cold. And, sadly, the United States Senate has said Washington will do nothing,” he said. “The Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to millions of American who...