IAI Will Present a Wide Range of Strategic Systems at Defexpo India 2016
IAI marks 25 years of solid partnership with India’s defense forces and industry
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES (IAI) will present a wide range of strategic systems, including special mission aircraft such as AEW&C (ELM-2090) and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) maritime defense solutions including the Heron MALE unmanned aerial system (UAS) at DEFEXPO India 2016, in Goa, India.
IAI will feature air and missile defense and loitering weapon systems such as the MRSAM/LRSAM Barak 8 air & missile defense system and the Green Dragon – a tactical, lowcost loitering weapon designed to provide small ground and special operations units with significant situational awareness and firepower in a compact envelope. Radar and communications systems will include the Drone Guard (ELI-4030)- for drone detection, identification and flight disruption; the Green Rock (ELM 2138) – a mobile autonomous tactical counter rocket, artillery & mortar system; and CIMS (Counter IED and Mine Suite) – an integrated suite of sensors, for protection of tactical maneuvering vehicles.
IAI has a 25+ year history of demonstrated strategic cooperation with India’s defense forces and industry. The company collaborates with many Indian companies (both public and private) and works closely with all branches of the Indian Armed Forces to support the governments’ ‘Make in India’ policy.
“India’s main goal has always been to acquire cuttingedge technologies, and has become a prominent market for Israeli defense companies”, said Joseph Weiss, IAI’s CEO and President. “India has unique operational needs and IAI is committed to devoting our best minds and technologies to achieve the challenges set by the customer and continue our long-term strategic cooperation with India for a brighter and safer future.”
IAI has been involved in many development programs for India’s Navy and Air Force, in cooperation with the Indian Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian defense industries, such as the joint development of long-range surface-to-air missiles with Bharat Electron- ics Limited India (BEL). These projects include joint production of subsystems, such as a recent teaming agreement with Alpha Design to produce IAI’s mini-UAVs in India. This teaming agreement will better position IAI’s mini-UAVs to potential customers in India, including security agencies, coastguards, defense organizations and border security forces. Ongoing projects with India include the Barak 8, co-developed with India as part of the LRSAM naval air defense; MRSAM land-based air defense systems; various types of radars; and large numbers of Heron UAS.
IAI Ltd. is Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company and a globally recognized technology and innovation leader, specializing in developing and manufacturing advanced, state-of-the-art systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber and homeland security. Since 1953, the company has provided advanced technology solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide including: satellites, missiles, weapon systems and munitions, unmanned and robotic systems, radars, C4ISR and more. IAI also designs and manufactures business jets and aerostructures, performs overhaul and maintenance on commercial aircraft and converts passenger aircraft to refueling and cargo configurations.
Joseph Weiss, IAI President and CEO; (right) IAI BARAK 8 missile