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October 22, 2013 12:16 pm

Israel’s Peres: ‘Not All of the IDF’s and the Air Force’s Strength is Open to View’

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Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday warned the world that Israeli’s technology, especially as reflected in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, where Israel is a leader, allows the Jewish state to keep the extent of its military power under wraps.

Visiting the UAV program at the Palmachim Air Force Base, along with IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and GOC Air Force Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, President Peres said, “Not all of the IDF’s and the Air Force’s strength is open to view. Whoever derides us and seeks to harass us should take this into account.”

Peres said, “The Israeli Air Force is the best air force in the world; we have unique systems. The air force is equipped (with) the most advanced technology and – most importantly – with dedicated and qualitative human capital.”

IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gantz said, “Israel has good reason to be proud of its Air Force… The Air Force is the main system for deterrence, offensive and defensive action, and has fantastic technological abilities as may be required of such a qualitative body.”

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  • McBearsNY

    I think the IDF is awesome but when it comes to attacking Iran I think peres will understand why the U.S. needs to do it—Israel can do a lot but Israel has no fleet warships, few heavy lift aircraft and no strategic bombers like B1s B2s and B52s–just a batch of these aircraft carry more conventional precision munitions than the entire Israeli air force combined (and the U.S. would use a lot of them), a strategic bomber can become practically stationary over Iran—Israeli planes cannot. Furthermore its not just the nuke sites but the opportunity in a war setting to take the opportunity to strike hundreds of secondary targets (and simultaneously)—Israel has nowhere near the resources the west and the U.S. have to accomplish this. Also some of the munitions that would be most effective are far too large for any Israeli plane to carry. But hopefully Israel can start something because I do not see Obama doing much

  • .further to my recent comment awaiting moderation………..

    In Israel’s case “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” does not and will never apply as the hatred and loathing of Israel and Jews in general by the Arabs is virtually inbred in them.

    • Dave

      …and not to mention, Europeans too.

  • “Never Again”

    At the end of the day, when push comes to shove, we Jews will always have to rely on ourselves……never forget and “never again”.

  • Francis Odunjo

    Yes, it cannot be otherwise. The Israeli Defense Force
    (including the air force) is God’s own special forces.
    God is solidly with Israel. Israel is God’s creation
    and He is their defense and shield.

  • Dov

    Kick some Mahdi Ass