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Israel Air and Space Force (זרוע האויר והחלל / Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal)


unknown                  1        F-16I  IASF                   1.        
unknown (Nav/WSO)        1        F-16I  IASF                   1.
unknown                  1        F-16D  IASF      201 Tayeset  2.        
unknown (Nav/WSO)        1        F-16D  IASF      201 Tayeset  2.
unknown                  1        F-16C  IASF      117 Tayeset  3.        
unknown                  1        AH-64  IASF                   4.        
unknown (Nav/WSO)        1        AH-64  IASF                   4.
unknown                  1 U      F-15   IASF                   5.        
unknown                  1 U      F-15   IASF                   5.        

  • IASF : Israel Air and Space Force (זרוע האויר והחלל / Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal)
  • U : Unconfirmed
  • UAV : Unmanned Air Vehicle
  1. An Israel Air Force warplane on Thursday December 16th 2010 shot down an apparently unmanned balloon that flew over the Dimona nuclear reactor.
  2. The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified aerial vehicle that penetrated Israel's airspace on Saturday October 6th 2012. IDF forces shot down the drone over the Negev, south of Mount Hebron.
  3. At around 1.30 PM local time on Apr. 25, 2013, the Israeli Air Force (F-16D Block 52, 99-9413/YD-64, No. 844, 201 Tayeset) shot down an UAV (unmamned aerial vehicle) from Lebanon over the sea off Haifa, in norther Israel. An F-16C Block 30A (87-1661/4J-16, No. 340, 117 Tayeset) intercepted and downed the drone whose remains fell into the sea, at approximately 10 kilometers from the coastline, withinin Israel’s territorial waters, where Israeli warships are currently searching for debris.
  4. At 4:30 am on 10 February 2018, an Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopter shot down an Iranian produced copy of the RQ-170 drone (Saegheh (UAV)) near the northern town of Beit Shean. The Iranian drone was sighted taking off from a base in Syria, flew along the Jordanian border, and was intercepted 90 seconds after crossing the Israeli border.
  5. Two Israeli F-15Cs reportedly shot down two MiG-29As on 2 June 1989 under unclear circumstances.

General Dynamics F-16I ‘Sufa’
General Dynamics F-16I ‘Sufa’.

General Dynamics F-16I ‘Sufa’

Šafařík, Jan J.: Attributed Israeli Air Combat Victories  PDF

Middle East Conflicts
The War of Independence (13th November 1948 - 20th July 1949)  PDF
Operation Peace for Galilee (6th June - 11th June 1982)  PDF
Operation Summer Rain and Just Reward (27th June - 14th August 2006)
Middle East Skirmishes
Mirage IIICJ "Shahak" / IAI "Nesher" Aces
Mc Donell Douglas F-4 "Kurnass" Aces
Mc Donell Douglas F-15 "Baz" Aces  PDF
General Dynamics F-16 "Netz" Aces  PDF
The Best Israeli Navigarors And Weapon System Officers
Victories of the Fighter Pilots - Israeli Independence War 1948  PDF
Mc Donell Douglas F-15 "Baz" Victories  PDF
General Dynamics F-16 "Netz" Victories  PDF

Sources & Literature
Lednicer, David: Attributed Israeli Air Combat Victories
Chel Ha'Avir (Israeli Defence Force / Air Force - IDF/AF) Aircrafts
Chel Ha'Avir (Israeli Defence Force / Air Force - IDF/AF) Aircraft's Photos

Sources & Literature
  1. Brzkovský, Marek: Jako kočka s myší, Stíhači proti bezpilotním letounům, in Válka revue Speciál, Války stíhačů, 27. říjen 2021.
  2. Brzkovský, Marek - Šafařík, Jan: Válka s drony, Stíhači proti bezpilotním letounům, in Centurion, No. 1, 2020.
  3. Pospíšil, Martin: Barak a Sufa versus UAV, in REVI Publications, No. 99, červen 2015.
  4. Ruas, Yissachar: A not-so-silent war, in AirForces Monthly, Issue 368, November 2018.
  5. Straty bojowe, in Lotnictwo, No. 09 (202), 2018.

  6. ACIG Team: Israeli Air-to-Air Victories since 1974,
  7. ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155581, AviationSafetyNetwork,
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  9. Cenciotti, David: F-16 fighter jet shoots down drone inside Israeli airspace,
  10. Cenciotti, David: Israeli Air Force releases video of mysterious drone shot down by an F-16 over Israeli airspace,
  11. Cenciotti, David: Israeli F-16I Sufa Crashes After Coming Under Massive Anti-Aircraft Fire From Syrian Air Defense, The Aviationist,
  12. Dewitte, Lieven: Israeli F-16 downs UFO flying too close to Dimona,
  13. February 2018 Israel–Syria incident, WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia,–Syria_incident.
  14. General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon operational history, WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia,
  15. IDF intercepts Iranian UAV, Israel Defense Forces,
  16. IDF shoots down drone that penetrated deep into Israel, The Times of Israel,
  17. IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace, Haaretz,
  18. Israel shoots down 'balloon' near nuclear site, BBC News,
  19. Israel shoots down drone, CNN - Cable News Network,
  20. Israel shoots down motorized, unmanned balloon near Dimona nuclear reactor, Homeland Security News Wire,
  21. Israel shoots down 'suspicious flying object' near Dimona nuclear reactor, Haaretz,
  22. Israeli–Syrian ceasefire line incidents during the Syrian Civil War, WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia,–Syrian_ceasefire_line_incidents_during_the_Syrian_Civil_War.
  23. Israeli air force shoots down drone aircraft, Reuters,
  24. Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashes under Syrian anti-aircraft fire amid IDF cross-border raid, RT International,
  25. Israeli F-16 jet shot down by Syria fire, says military, Al Jazeera,
  26. Israeli fighter jets shoot down drone, The Telegraph,
  27. Kubovich, Yaniv - Khoury, Jack - Landau, Noa - Shpigel, Noa: Israel Downs Iranian Drone, Strikes Syria; Israeli F-16 Shot Down, Haaretz,
  28. List of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Syrian Civil War, WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia,
  29. Mikoyan MiG-29, WikipediA, The Free Encyclopedia,
  30. Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military says, CNN - Cable News Network,
  31. "Suspicious Object" Flies Near Israeli Nuclear Site, The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI),
  32. Syria war: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says, BBC News,
  33. Sýrie, Aktuální konflikty - zpravodajství, informace, historie...,
  34. WATCH: Israeli Attack Helicopter Brings Down Iranian Drone Infiltrating From Syria, Haaretz,


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