• Israel Weapons
Passions in the Middle East is not going to subside and military experts are increasingly mention Israel in their reports - the power of a small, but very proud of the state remains a force to be required to be considered the world. The whole history of Israel is essentially a story of constant fighting for the protection of hard-won territories. Limited number of garrison also means that the Israeli army is more sophisticated and more experienced of its nearest neighbors.
Merkava became the first and only Israeli battle tank. Low rise, powerful gun, the engine in the front and beveled composite armor makes this tank a great defensive machine. Peculiar donors showed Merkavah and Egyptian armored formations Sinai and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights. Even today, Israel has two thousand tanks.
Armored personnel carrier "Namer" is based on an earlier model of the tank Merkava Mk.1. Tower and guns removed and replaced navesheno tremendous amount of armor. As a result, Namer weighs the same as a tank, but it is more protected. Israel has about 120 armored vehicles, divided into three battalions.
Another development of Israeli engineers is the standard weapon of the IDF infantry. Bullpup design makes the gun very compact, which is important in the conditions of urban warfare. Tabor uses standard cartridges 5, 56 mm.
The Israeli Air Force (a division Hel Haavir) - the strongest in the Middle East. 97 F-15 fighter jets, F-238 fighters 16 and greater than 150 vehicles, educational and reconnaissance aircraft. Also, do not forget about the helicopters in the park Hel Haavir there are 42 combat H-64A Apache, 64 combat helicopters AH-1Cobra modifications G, and S, 30 lung 500MD Defender combat helicopters, 160 vehicles and helicopters connected.
Israel itself is developing a modern drones. drone bomber was introduced in 1995. "Delilah", capable of carrying 55 kilograms of explosives at a distance of 400 kilometers. More modern "Panther" from experts Israel Aircraft Industries is designed for reconnaissance and fire correction - but only in Israel more than 30 species of their own development of unmanned vehicles.
You surely did not think that little Israel is one of the few space-faring nations of the world. Moreover, their satellites and Israel uses for military purposes. Since 1982, the Israel Space Agency (SELA), which are manufactured and military satellites was established. For example, the model Ofek 9, running on Iran, a cut above the American, European and Russian counterparts.
Experts put Israel to the sixth place among the other nuclear powers of the world. Arsenal country's estimated 400 nuclear weapons. Danger because inter alia may be called an intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles Jericho III (Jericho III) - defeat its range of 6 to 500 kilometers allows, if desired, to strike the western part of China.