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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Cruz slams Senate, lauds House on debt-limit deal

    10/16/2013 1:34:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2013 12:13 PM PDT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz is decrying a deal brokered by his U.S. Senate colleagues to avert a default and reopen the government - but isn't planning a filibuster to derail it. In a statement Wednesday, Cruz slammed the Senate and Washington in general for not doing more to shield Americans from the nation's new health care law. But he also praised the House for its "bold stance" during the government shutdown and debt-limit fight.
  • Israel Extends SPICE Family of Air-Launched EO Guided Weapons

    05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT · by Tamir Eshel · 3 replies
    Defense Update ^ | May 5, 2013 | Arie Egozi
    For a man who regards Brussels as the biggest threat to Britain’s freedom since the Second World War, the choice of beer for Nigel Farage was obvious when we met at the Westminster Arms on Friday: Spitfire. It is brewed by Shepherd Neame in Kent to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Farage, a man of Kent, gulped down the first pint in 15 minutes, ordered a ‘reload,’ polishing off his second in another ten; and the moment we stepped outside, he lit up a fag.
  • WATCH: IDF Reveals Classified Missiles Used In Lebanon And Gaza Wars

    08/01/2011 6:00:55 PM PDT · by edpc · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1 Aug 2011 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The Israel Defense Forces artillery corps revealed the previously classified Tamuz missile for the first time Monday, which was used in the Second Lebanon War and Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. The Tamuz missile has a range of up to 25 kilometers and is equipped with an electro-optic sensor that allows its operators to guide it to its target by watching it on a screen while it hovers to its target.
  • IAF plans to replace old Hawks with upcoming David’s Sling

    05/23/2011 12:12:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/23/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IAF plans to replace old Hawks with upcoming David’s Sling By YAAKOV KATZ 05/23/2011 02:52 The 50-year-old Hawk is a US-made medium-range surface-to-air that was first supplied to Israel in 1965 and has since served as the main defense system against enemy aircraft. The air force is considering replacing the Hawk surface-toair missile, which been the backbone of the country’s air defense systems since 1965. The MIM-23 Hawk is an American-made medium-range surface-to-air that was first supplied to Israel in 1965 and has since served as the main defense system against enemy aircraft. Its arrival was a significant success for...
  • Rafael in $1b Indian anti-tank missile deal

    03/24/2011 12:49:25 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 24 March 11 | Ran Dagoni
    Rafael in $1b Indian anti-tank missile deal "Defense News": Rafael will sell the Indian Army 321 Spike launchers, 8,356 missiles, and 15 training simulators, and peripheral equipment. 24 March 11 17:53, Ran Dagoni, Washington "Defense News" reports that the Indian Army is about to order thousands of Spike anti-tank missiles and peripheral equipoment from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in a $1 billion deal. Indian Ministry of Defence officials told the magazine that the order is for 321 launchers, 8,356 missiles, and 15 training simulators, and peripheral equipment. Rafael was the only bidder in the tender, which was published in...
  • Tejas to be fitted with Israeli Derby missile

    02/13/2011 11:42:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Live Mint ^ | Feb 14 2011 | Sridhar K. Chari & Bhargavi Kerur
    Tejas to be fitted with Israeli Derby missile Pact by March with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems to supply missile system for 200 fighters Sridhar K. Chari & Bhargavi Kerur Israel’s Derby missile is the weapon of choice for India’s Tejas fighter. A contract will be signed by March with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd to supply the air-to-air missile system to be fitted on some 200 jets, said P.S. Subramanya, director of India’s Aeronautical Development Agency, which is developing the light combat aircraft. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has ordered 40 Tejas planes. The aircraft recently obtained restricted initial operational...
  • Seoul to deploy Israeli guided missiles on Yeonpyeong in Feb.

    01/04/2011 10:01:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 01-04-2011 | Jung Sung-ki
    Seoul to deploy Israeli guided missiles on Yeonpyeong in Feb Attack copters to be stationed on the island By Jung Sung-ki South Korea’s military plans to deploy Israeli-built precision-guided anti-tank missiles to Yeonpyeong Island next month near the western sea border with North Korea, a government source said Tuesday. The deployment of the GPS-guided “Spike” missile is part of efforts to help achieve an early fortification of Yeonpyeong and four other islands near the border ― Northern Limit Line (NLL) ― vulnerable to North Korean provocations, the source told The Korea Times. In its year-end report to President Lee Myung-bak...
  • India in talks to buy Iron Dome, David's Sling

    07/14/2010 7:11:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 14 Jul 10 | Ran Dagoni
    India in talks to buy Iron Dome, David's Sling Indian Ministry of Defence to "Defense News": Procurement of David's Sling or the Iron Dome would be a "pleasure". Ran Dagoni, Washington14 Jul 10 13:19 "Defense News" reports that India is in talks to buy Israel's ground-based rocket and missile interceptor systems Iron Dome and David's Sling. David's Sling, designed to intercept medium-range missiles (70-240 kilometers range), is being developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). The system is also n the Ministry of Defense. HomePage Enlarge font Reduce font India in talks to buy Iron...
  • Israeli industry reveals JSF weapons work

    06/02/2010 10:16:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 413+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 6/2/2010 | Arie Egozi
    Israeli defence companies are developing new weapon systems that will be carried by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters operated by the nation's air force. Rafael confirms that it is developing smaller versions of its Python-5 short-range and Derby beyond visual-range air-air missiles, to enable the munitions to be carried in the stealth fighter's weapon bays. Israel Military Industries is also developing a new series of internally carried bombs for the F-35. So far, it has only unveiled the MPR-500, which will offer improved penetration and timed detonation. Sharing the configuration of the Mk 82 500lb (226kg) general purpose...
  • .Israeli unveils tank-defense system of the future

    04/03/2010 12:03:53 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 952+ views
    Associad Press ^ | 3/3/2010 | Josef Federman
    On a dusty, wind-swept field overlooking the Mediterranean, a small team of researchers is putting the final touches on what Israel says is a major game changer in tank defense: a miniature anti-missile system that detects incoming projectiles and shoots them down before they reach the armored vehicles. If successful, the "Trophy" system could radically alter the balance of power if the country goes to war again against Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon or Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Its performance could also have much wider implications as American troops and their Western allies battle insurgents in Iraq and...
  • Israeli defense firms moving to expand presence in India

    04/02/2010 11:23:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 457+ views ^ | 4/3/2010 |
    Israel defense industry sources said state-owned and other Israeli defense firms intend to expand offices and staff in India during 2010. "The Indian government has approved a huge increase in its defense budget for new weapons and systems, and Israeli companies will be first in line for consideration of projects," an industry source said. In March 2010, the Indian Defense Ministry submitted an order of more than $100 million for the Barak point-defense missile system from the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. Industry sources said that under the deal the Indian military would receive 400 Barak interceptors. India, which has approved...
  • An Israeli Stunner

    02/10/2010 6:30:25 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 1,278+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/10/2010 | The Strategy Page
    has developed a new anti-missile missile to deal with long range (up to 200 kilometers) rockets. Their Stunner missile is yet another development of the Israeli Python heat seeking air-to-air missile. Stunner apparently came out of the work to develop the recent Spyder anti-aircraft missile. Spyder is a mobile, short range system using, as many such systems do these days, air-to-air missiles. Spyder launchers (truck mounted, with four box like launch cells each) can carry either the Python 5 heat seeking missile (ten feet long, 231 pounds, with a range of 15 kilometers) or the Derby radar guided missile (11.2...
  • Iron Dome

    01/22/2010 9:54:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 1/22/2010 | Strategy Page
    Israel has completed testing its Iron Dome anti-rocket system, and has bought seven batteries, to be delivered over the next two years. Each battery has radar and control equipment, and four missile launchers. The first battery will be delivered within six months. Based on how that one does, another will be installed on the Lebanese border next year. Each battery costs about $37 million, which includes over fifty missiles. During tests, the system detected and shot down BM-21 and Kassam rockets. The manufacturer, Rafael, was offered a large bonus if they got the system working ahead of schedule. When Iron...
  • New Israeli shield needs years to deploy

    01/13/2010 10:20:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Space War ^ | 01/13/2010 | UPI Via Space War
    Days after completing a test of its Iron Dome shield, Israel says it will take years before the Jewish state's new rocket anti-missile system will be fully deployed. The warning was sounded by Defense Minister Ehud Barak who predicted, meantime, that once deployed along his country's borders with Gaza and Lebanon, the Iron Dome system will significantly reduce hostilities from militants. Developed over the last two years at a cost of $200 million by state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., the Iron Dome uses small guided missiles to destroy short-range rockets used by Hezbollah and Hamas militants. The system, which...
  • Israel succesfuly tests anti-rocket system

    01/06/2010 9:54:39 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Space War ^ | 01/06/2009 | AFP via Space War
    Israel has completed tests on its Iron Dome anti-missile system, designed to provide a response to the thousands of rockets fired at Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah, the defence ministry said. The system, which can intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells, underwent its final tests in the past 48 hours, a statement said. "For the first time, Iron Dome faced multiple threats simultaneously. All the threats were intercepted with complete success," the statement said. The next phase in the development of the system was to integrate it into the army, the statement said. Israel hopes the system will provide it...
  • Israel's Iron Dome interceptor downs missile in first live fire test

    12/19/2009 2:20:20 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 732+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 12/17/2009 | World Tribune
    Israel's new rocket defense system has proven a hit-to-kill capability. Officials said Israel's Iron Dome has achieved the ability to strike incoming short-range missiles and rockets. They said the Iron Dome demonstrated this during its first live fire test in mid-2009. "They met head on," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. In a Nov. 17 address to the International Aerospace Conference and Exhibition-Israel, Barak said Iron Dome exceeded all expectations. He said the assessment within the Defense Ministry and military had been that the interceptor would explode 10 meters from the incoming missile.
  • Israeli UAVs on an uproll

    11/16/2009 11:53:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 490+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/16/2009 | by Staff Writers via Space War
    Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a $350 million deal with Brazil to supply Heron unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the South American nation's borders and provide security for the 2014 World Cup tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. All told the state-run company, flagship of Israel's defense industry, will provide 14 drones over several years, three of them by April 2010. The deal comes amid a big surge in sales of Israeli UAVs worldwide, particularly with nations providing military forces in Afghanistan where UAVs have become a major component in the war against the Taliban and their jihadist allies. The...
  • U.S. Eyes Israeli Tank Protection

    10/09/2009 8:06:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2,119+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/09/2009 | Greg Grant
    It was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2008, but Raytheon’s Active Protection System (APS), formerly known as “Quick Kill,” was nowhere to be found on the floor of the Washington Convention Center at the Army’s annual conference this week. I asked the Raytheon folks about its status and the best they could come up with was that the program is “maturing”; there was no APS on display nor were there videos showing field tests of the system. By contrast, over at the Israeli Military Industries booth, the Israelis were showing video of their “Iron Fist” APS in...
  • Rafael promo riles Indian armed forces

    03/17/2009 1:16:58 PM PDT · by Hulka · 16 replies · 820+ views ^ | 14 Mar 2009 | Saurabh Joshi
    “The video produced by Israeli has not been received well by the Indian armed forces. The video’s popularity grew phenomenally after it was reported on and posted by StratPost. One Indian Army officer told StratPost, “Is this any way to market arms? Who will buy from you if you do this sort of thing?” An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer said, “While it can be seen as funny - perhaps a humorous parody, it’s likely to hurt the sensitivities of many people. Maybe Rafael should have thought of this before producing something like this.” The video had been viewed 133,161...
  • Pirate Hunting Drone Boats Unleashed

    12/30/2007 4:26:47 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 275+ views
    DefenseTech ^ | December 27, 2007 07:43 AM
    The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have expressed interest in the 30-ft.-long Protector, which comes mounted with a machine gun and could be retrofitted for commercial use. Robots versus pirates -- it's not as stupid, or unlikely, as it sounds. Piracy has exploded in the waters near Somalia, where this past week United States warships have fired on two pirate skiffs, and are currently in pursuit of a hijacked Japanese-owned vessel. At least four other ships in the region remain under pirate control, and the problem appears to be going global: The International Maritime Bureau is tracking a 14-percent increase...
  • Israel's RAFAEL signs $25m deal with US Navy

    11/20/2007 10:57:50 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 182+ views
    Ynetnews,Israel ^ | 11.20.07 | Naama Sikuler
    RAFAEL signs $25m deal with US Navy Armament Development Authority, BAE Systems land joint contract to supply US navy with advanced naval weapons systems. Contract second of its kind, to be completed by end of 2009 Naama Sikuler Published: 11.20.07 Israel's RAFAEL Armament Development Authority and US based BAE Systems announced Tuesday they were awarded a joint, $36 million weapons contract by the US Navy. The two will supply the US Navy with 62 Typhoon naval weapons systems by the end of 2009. The Typhoons are a range of remotely operated naval stabilized weapon systems, designed to combat ocean-based terror....
  • Israel offers anti-tank missiles for French,Spanish helicopters

    11/16/2006 5:57:47 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Globes Online,Israel | 15 Nov 06 | Amnon Barzilai
    Rafael competing in French, Spanish tenders The company is offering its helicopter-born Spike-ER antitank missiles in tenders worth an aggregate $500 million. Amnon Barzilai 15 Nov 06 17:38 Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT) are competing in French and Spanish tenders for helicopter-launched antitank rockets. The tenders are worth an aggregate $500 million. Rafael is offering its Spike-ER extended range multi-purpose missile system and Lockheed Martin is offering its AGM-14 Hellfire 2 missile. The missiles will be used by the Eurocopter Tiger. Rafael is heading a consortium that includes Santa Barbara Sistemas of Spain, a subsidiary...
  • Israel's Rafael close to signing $239m missile deal with Indian Air Force

    09/25/2006 8:04:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1,177+ views
    Aviation week & Space Technology ^ | 25 Sep 06 | Amnon Barzilai
    Rafael close to signing $239m deal with Indian Air Force “Aviation Week”: Rafael will supply its Spyder short-range air defense system. Amnon Barzilai 25 Sep 06 15:07 The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in advanced negotiations with Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. and MBDA of France for a $239 million contract to procure the Spyder SR short-range air defense system. The Spider air defense system combines two types of air-to-air missiles developed by Rafael which have been converted into an air defense system. One missile is the Python 5, designed for short-range aerial combat; the other is the Derby, designed...
  • Israeli LITENING pod for UK's Eurofighters

    07/20/2006 3:58:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 642+ views
    LITENING for UK's Eurofighters Posted 20-Jul-2006 07:31 Ultra Electronics Holdings announces that its Sonar & Communication Systems business, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defense to supply and support "LITENING EF 3rd generation airborne surveillance & targeting pods" for the RAF's Eurofighter aircraft. Ultra will act as the prime contractor and assemble the pods in the UK, with its Sonar & Communication Systems business unit running the project. LITENING designer RAFAEL of Israel will act as the principal sub-contractor. The Eurofighter has initially been produced and delivered in its air defense version; full muti-role...
  • Boeing aims to beat Indian arms limits (with Israeli help!!)

    07/11/2006 2:54:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 716+ views
    Flight International ^ | 11/07/06 | By Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv
    Boeing aims to beat Indian arms limits By Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv Boeing is evaluating the possibility of offering its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to India equipped with Israeli-made avionics in an effort to bypass the US government’s opposition to the export of some US-produced systems to the country. India is expected to consider the Super Hornet design for a new air force requirement for 126 new lightweight fighters, a request for proposals (RFP) for which is expected to be released later this year. The invitation for Israeli companies to participate in the project is also being based on the...
  • Israeli Spike missile for European attack chopper

    06/27/2006 5:52:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 478+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 27/06/06 | By Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv
    Israeli Spike snares Tiger By Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv The Spanish army is to equip its Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters with Rafael’s Spike-ER anti-armour missile, with the French army also evaluating the weapon for its production aircraft. Eurocopter has already partially integrated the Spike weapon system on the Tiger using initial funds from Spain, with this work culminating with four test launches of the 8km (5 mile)-range weapon. A full contract is now expected to be placed by year-end to arm Spain’s future fleet of 24 Tigers. Spain has already decided to purchase the ground-launched LR version of the...
  • Israel's Rafael markets “Protector” unmanned boat in US

    06/26/2006 8:24:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 2,643+ views
    Globes Online,Israel ^ | 25 Jun 06 | Ran Dagoni, Washington
    Rafael markets “Protector” unmanned boat in US The unmanned naval patrol vehicle is the only one of its kind in the world Ran Dagoni, Washington 25 Jun 06 17:03 Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. launched one of its largest marketing efforts in the US last week for its Protector unmanned naval patrol vehicle to the US Navy and Department of Homeland Security. The Protector is the first boat of its kind in the world. Rafael USA VP business development Dr. Patrick Bar-Avi, a senior company engineer, told “Globes” that the Protector held its first performance demonstration at Tampa Bay, Florida,...
  • Israeli-made targeting pod used to kill al Zarqawi!!

    06/19/2006 4:02:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies · 1,708+ views
    Globes Online,Israel ^ | 18 Jun 06 10:37 | Amnon Barzilai
    Israeli-made targeting pod used to kill al Zarqawi Rafael’s Litening system marks the target, guides the ordinance with lasers, and evaluates damage. Amnon Barzilai 18 Jun 06 10:37 Abu Musab al Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s top terrorist in Iraq, was killed with help of Israeli target acquisition technology fitted onto a US Air Force F-16. Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. supplies Litening advanced airborne infrared targeting and navigation pod to Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), which installs them on combat jets under a cooperation agreement. The Israel Air Force also uses the Litening. According to a report by senior US Air Force officers, al...

    02/27/2006 3:26:03 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 1,039+ views
    Reuters | February 27, 2006
  • Rotorcraft External Airbag Protection System (REAPS) (Something we need for troops in Iraq)

    12/29/2005 12:18:51 AM PST · by Wiz · 5 replies · 453+ views
    Defense Update ^ | 2005 December
    Recent tests of the Rotorcraft External Airbag Protection System (REAPS) developed by RAFAEL verified the crash protection capabilities of the system, mitigating crash loads below 25 g, thereby opening the way for future military and commercial applications. Following the November 2005 tests, which concluded a two year US Navy Concept and Technology Demonstration program RAFAEL plans to get FAA certification for passenger helicopter application. REAPS uses a external airbag array, attached under the fuselage of passenger rotorcrafts. The system uses proximity sensors to measure the ground approach deploy the airbag just before an imminent crash, thereby limiting passenger injuries and...
  • Rafael wins $70m contract with Polish Army

    11/14/2005 12:07:24 PM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 489+ views
    Globes, Israel business news ^ | Monday November 14, 2005 | Hadas Manor
    Rafael wins $70m contract with Polish Army Rafael beat leading manufacturers of remote controlled weapon stations. Hadas Manor 14 Nov 05 12:29 The Polish Army has chosen Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. to supply cannon stations in a $70 million contract. Rafael won the contract when the Polish Ministry of Defense and WZM decided to equip the Polish Army with Patria Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) equipped with Rafael cannon stations. Rafael’s Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) enable troops to direct and fire cannons from inside armored cars, without being exposed. The cannon station has fire control system includes a high-performance...
  • Mr. Invisible A look at sports' most underappreciated stars

    08/18/2005 9:28:40 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 16 replies · 506+ views
    msnbc ^ | 8/18/05 | msnbc
    Rafael Palmeiro: He’ll have more than 3,000 hits and 500 homers yet he’s never started an All-Star Game and some – stunningly – question his Hall of Fame credentials.
  • Palmeiro Pledges 'Full Cooperation' [Into US Congressional Inquiry on his Testimony]

    08/03/2005 1:30:28 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 33 replies · 821+ views
    Senator Tom Davis, Virginia Republican, issued a statement today: 'The Governmental Reform Committee today is requesting from Major League Baseball documents related to Rafael Palmeiro's positive steriod test. The Committee is seeking the results of the drug tests, the date of the tests, and other relevant information.''Mr. Palmeiro has agreed to authorize the release of all relevant documents to the committee, which will help us to fully understand the facts of the situation. Once we review these documents, we will determine our next step.'Palmeiro, who testified to a congressional commmittee in March that he 'never used steriods,' became baseballs highest...