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Watch: Israel unveils new technology designed to rescue injured soldiers from enemy territory

The unmanned aerial vehicle can currently carry only one injured soldier, but the IAI plans to continue to develop the technology so that multiple...

Israel’s Air Force could switch from Sikorsky choppers to Boeing’s CH-47 helicopters

The Israeli Air Force may decide to replace its aging fleet of transport helicopters with new, twin-rotor Chinooks from Boeing Co. However, no immediate...

Incorporation of women in IDF Armored Corps proves successful

After completing training in an experimental program, 13 female tank operators have been successfully deployed along Israel’s southern border and several will undergo tank...

First IDF female tank fighters light Hanukkah candles with First Lady of Israel

Several weeks after the IDF completed its pilot experiment to examine the suitability of females as soldiers in the Armored Corps, the First Lady...

13 female soldiers completed Armored Corps training

After eight months of difficult training, 13 female soldiers became the IDF’s first female combatants in the Armored Corps and will serve as part...

IDF concerned about further decrease in mandatory service time

Today, the IDF warned that a further decrease in the duration of the mandatory service could hurt the military. In addition, the IDF is...

IDF Artillery Corps enjoys surplus of recruits for the first time in history

After constantly suffering from a shortage of recruits, the IDF Artillery Corps has received more soldiers than it needs for the first time in...

Symbolic senior-level IDF commander to retire unless promoted

Yesterday, Brigadier General Ofer Winter stated that he will retire from the IDF in the summer if he isn’t appointed as a division commander....

Israel Police arrested 25 Haredi men for disrupting public order during protests in Bnei...

After two yeshiva students were arrested for failing to show up at the IDF recruitment center, Haredi communities across Israel have responded with disruptive...

2016 saw an increase in number of ultra-Orthodox IDF recruits, 7,000 serve in total

Israel's Ministry of Defense has published the exact figures regarding the recruitment of Haredim to the IDF in 2016: Last year, more Haredim joined...