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Operation and construction of Israeli air force against military threats from neighboring countries

Kwan Haeng Cho 1 Sungpyo Hong 2

1공군사관학교
2한국군사문제연구원

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ABSTRACT

The main aim of this paper is to assess how the Israeli Air Force is strategically utilizing and developing its military capabilities in response to potential military threats from neighboring countries. In order to achieve national objectives, it is crucial to establish effective strategic concepts and construct appropriate military means to support those concepts. Israel has demonstrated a strong ability to accurately identify key targets in interstate conflicts and has successfully utilized its air power in offensive operations. However, there are limitations when it comes to countering sub-state actors, specifically in dealing with rocket artillery employed by groups like Hezbollah and Hamas. Therefore, considering the prevailing threat landscape, it is evident that defense against missiles or rocket artillery that cannot be intercepted before launch is also of utmost importance, in addition to offensive capabilities. Currently, South Korea is faced with the challenge of addressing military threats posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons, missiles, and long-range artillery, while also developing its capacity to respond to neighboring countries. Taking inspiration from the operational concepts and construction strategies employed by the Israeli Air Force, it is imperative for South Korea to enhance its air defense capabilities in a timely manner, in alignment with its strategic concept. This entails securing assets such as surveillance and reconnaissance systems, as well as combat mission capabilities, and augmenting air defense capabilities to effectively address the evolving threat landscape.

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