Israel has quadrupled its air-strike capacity over the past eight years
New developments in guided weapons such as the SDB-I are enabling the F-15, to carry four guided bombs in place of each unguided bomb it used to carry. This will result in a pair of F-15s carrying over 50 individually targeted guided weapons – more than a full squadron would carry few years ago. Israel has reportedly received the SDB-I in 2008.
At a time when Israel’s Ministry of Defense is striving for cash and the Israel Air & Space Force is shutting down training due to lack of funding, it is encouraging to listen to the commander of the IASF, talks about the state of air force and how much it has evolved and strengthened in recent years.
Since 2006 the IAF has quadrupled its strike capability. defense-update