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  • New Passive Coherent Location System from Israel
    New Passive Coherent Location System from Israel 29 October 2020
    ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), introduced the new passive coherent location (PCL) system. PLCs, which do not have active transmitters in their structure, detect and position air threats using signals released from non-collaborator transmitters. The passive coherent location system, which also calculates the speed and acceleration of the target, offers real-time mapping support to forces. The system can be deployed as an additional layer fo...
  • Air Defence System from Israel to Czechia
    Air Defence System from Israel to Czechia 28 September 2020
    Czechia will buy an air defence system from Israel. According to Israel, the Czech Ministry of Defence wants to add SPYDER to its inventory as an air defence system. SPYDER (Surface-to-Air Python & Derby), is a quick reaction, low- to-high surface-to-air missile system designed to counter attacks by a variety of aerial threats including aircraft, helicopters, and UAVs. The system includes a radar system produced by Elta, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The cos...
  • Heron UAV Landed at International Airport
    Heron UAV Landed at International Airport 24 September 2020
    Israel’s Heron UAV landed at an international airport and integrate into the airspace alongside commercial flights by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Heron became the first UAV to land in an international airport alongside commercial flights occupying civilian air space. The entire take-off, flight, and landing were operated from the Ein Shemer control station. The landing demonstrates UAVs capability to take off and land automatically on long-haul routes using sa...
  • IAI Introduces “MultiFlyer” A Fleet of Small Helicopter UAVs
    IAI Introduces “MultiFlyer” A Fleet of Small Helicopter UAVs 17 September 2020
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has introduced MultiFlyer, a UAV squadron of small unmanned helicopters that can fulfil a large range of non-military tasks. MultiFlyer provides advanced monitoring capabilities for large areas and is based on commercial, off-the-shelf helicopter UAVs from Alpha Unmanned Systems integrated with components from IAI and several Israeli start-up companies. The command and control system was designed by Simplex and the area scanning technologies are powered by Si...
  • Singapore and Israel Work on New Missile
    Singapore and Israel Work on New Missile 29 July 2020
    Proteus Advanced Systems was established with a partnership of Singapore-based company ST Engineering and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). ST Engineering and IAI, which meet the growing demand for guided munitions, will conduct the marketing of naval munitions systems, including a next-generation anti-ship missile. According to ST Engineering's Defence News, the company has been working with IAI for several years for an anti-ship missile called Blue Spear.
  • First Flight from Heron TP UAV to Be Delivered to Germany
    First Flight from Heron TP UAV to Be Delivered to Germany 29 July 2020
    The Heron TP UAV, which will be delivered to Germany, has completed its first flight in Israel. An agreement was reached with the German Ministry of Defence in 2018 for the platform produced by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). Under the agreement, which includes maintenance and training services, German Air Force personnel are training at an IAF base with their Israeli counterparts. The drone has undergone design changes in accordance with Germany's needs....
  • German Bundeswehr renews Service Contracts for Heron 1
    German Bundeswehr renews Service Contracts for Heron 1 20 July 2020
    Airbus Defence and Space and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed a renewed service contract agreement for Heron 1 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in operation in Afghanistan and Mali. In Afghanistan, Heron 1 Services has been extended in March 2020, for the period June 2020 / May 2021. Comparably in Mali, Heron 1 services have also been extended for the period August 2020 /July 2021 (with an option f...
  • Special Mission Aircraft Order to Israel
    Special Mission Aircraft Order to Israel 15 June 2020
    Special mission aircraft, which are considered as the intelligence eye of the armed forces in the air, constitute an important power factor in combat thanks to their reconnaissance, surveillance and command-control capabilities. Israel's leading aviation company IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has announced that a 350 million USD agreement has been signed with a European country for the procurement of a Special Mission Aircraft. The agreement will be executed by ELTA Syst...
  • Israeli Anti-Ship Missile Test
    Israeli Anti-Ship Missile Test 3 June 2020
    The hydrocarbon deposits and the importance of maritime trade are the two most important elements that increasing tension on the continental shelf debates today. For this reason, the states that have coast and have political/strategic interests are going through different measures. Israel, one of the most important players in the Eastern Mediterranean, announced a long-range anti-ship missile was tested last month. In the published images, it was recorded that the missile ...
  • Sector News Issue 83 10 March 2020
    IAI to Manufacture Wings for T-38 Jet Trainers Damen Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for Nigerian Navy Landing Craft Surveillance-Ready King Air 350ers Start Maritime Patrol Duties Following Delivery by Leonardo Iveco to deliver an additional 26 amphibious platforms to the U.S. Marine Corps GA-ASI Tests Air-To-Space Laser Communication System FNSS Starts Serial Production of HARIMAU Tank ASELSAN’S KALKAN-II Delivered TCG A...
  • "Mare Nostrum" Our Sea Imagination from Greece
    "Mare Nostrum" Our Sea Imagination from Greece 23 January 2020
    A remarkable article was published in Ptisi & Diastima Magazine, which publicates in the defence sector in Greece. Greek-Turkish relations, which increasing tension due to oil and natural gas deposits in Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey-Libya mutual exclusive economic zone were discussed in the article. Outlines of the offensive plan that could be implemented in a possible conflict were examined in the text. Turkey's radar and electronic support capabilities, as well as Greece...
  • Israel Progress on Corvette Upgrade Program
    Israel Progress on Corvette Upgrade Program 18 August 2019
      Israeli Navy has integrated ALPHA radar to one of its three Saar-5 corvettes. The new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar, is a multifunction active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that operates in the S-band to detect and track threats and provide guidance for weapon systems. Jane's found out the progress at multinational Exercise 'Mighty Waves'. The ALPHA is a multifunction active electronically sc...
  • Israel Tested Arrow-3 in Alaska
    Israel Tested Arrow-3 in Alaska 29 July 2019
      Israel’s Arrow-3 missiles were tested for high-altitude, hit-to-kill engagements at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska in Kodiak. The tests were a joint effort between the Israel Missile Defence Organization of the Directorate of Defence Research and Development and the U.S. Missile Defence Agency. The Arrow weapon system, which intercepts missiles outside of the atmosphere, is part of Israel’s layered defence system that includes Iron Dome, David&rsqu...
  • SAR Integration from Rafael
    SAR Integration from Rafael 13 June 2019
    Rafael has signed a new collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Within this scope, the company will carry out synthetic aperture radar integration studies. One of Rafael's most advanced targeting pods, the Litening 5 and Reccelite XR pods, will feature synthetic aperture radar (SAR) capabilities. The Litening 5 is equipped with wide-span mid-wave infrared and short-wave infrared sensors and includes a laser designator. Reccelite XR weighs 250 kilograms. The system,...
  • IAI Will Unveil the T-Heron Drone
    IAI Will Unveil the T-Heron Drone 9 June 2019
    On the occasion of the 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil its new T-Heron drone.   Israel Aerospace Industries announced on June 4 that the Paris Air Show would be an opportunity to present its new military drone, the T-Heron. The latter, born in the Heron family, may be employed for the conduct of tactical missions. It will collect and transfer information to the ground forces. Capable of carrying a payload of 180 kilos,...
  • Mirage F1s Returned to Skies
    Mirage F1s Returned to Skies 3 April 2019
    US-based tactical training, threat simulation and R & D provider Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), announced that it received 63 Mirage F1 platforms from France in 2017. The company announced on April 2 that 45 of the platforms have uğgraded with digital radio, frequency memory and jammer capability and advanced radar systems. In addition to Mirage F1s, the company will provide Agressor services to US Air Force training with Hawker Hunter, IAI Kfir and L-39ZA aircraft....
  • RoKAF Receives Its Second KC-330 Cygnus
    RoKAF Receives Its Second KC-330 Cygnus 1 April 2019
    Republic of Korea’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 28 March that the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) had received the second of four A330-200 MRTTs, which are known as KC-330 Cygnus in RoKAF service. This is the second of four Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A330-200 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered in 2015, the in Seoul announced on 28 March. The aircraft will undergo further checks and is expected to be operational by April or ...
  • ESSM to New Corvette
    ESSM to New Corvette 22 February 2019
    Finland has chosen the air defence missile for the new corvettes to be procured under the Squadron 2020 Program. The platforms to be named Pohjanmaa class will be equipped with ESSM. Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö announced the authorization of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command for the procurement of missiles. The main element of the air defence system, which will be called ITO20, will be the ESSM. Missiles will also be integrated into the four Pohjanmaa ...
  • Successful Testing from LRASM
    Successful Testing from LRASM 28 January 2019
    India has added a new one to missile trials. The India has announced the test launch of a ship-based surface-to-air missile system. In the simulated test against an air target approaching from low altitude, the missile destroyed its target with a direct hit. India reported that all of the predetermined parameters were succesful within the scope of trials carried out on the vessel INS Chennai (D 65). The work of the system, which was developed at the request of the Indian Navy, is be...
  • Israel Unveils New F-35 Line
    Israel Unveils New F-35 Line 28 December 2018
    Israel introduced the new line for F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The line was installed to increase the production capacity of F-35 Lightning II parts produced at IAI facilities. IAI plants produce F-35 lightning wing parts that make them invisible on the radar. Since 2014, the company has been producing wing and wing components for Lockheed Martin. Some of these are the key components for F-35 Lightning II. Company produced and delivered more than 700 wing components on a s...
  • Israel Will Keep Greek Helicopters Running
    Israel Will Keep Greek Helicopters Running 29 November 2018
    Greek-Israeli Defence and Technical Cooperation Working Group meet for 8th time in Athens on Thursday 22nd November. Greece's procurement program for Heron Block1 from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) / Malat was on discussion table. Greece will buy up to 7 Heron Block1 and 1 + 1 ground control stations for a total amount of € 35.5 million. Representatives of the Greek and Israeli sides discussed the maintenance of the T700-GE-401C engines of the eight S70B6 anti...
  • Long Range Procurement from India
    Long Range Procurement from India 30 October 2018
        India has added a new one to its recent arms purchases. In this context, India has signed an agreement with IAI for Barak 8 procurement. This agreement costs US $ 777.    Agreement has signed with the Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), according to the Israeli-based IAI announcement. Barak 8 missiles will be integrated into the seven additional ships in the Indian Navy inventory. In addition to supplying...
  • Israel Grounded Unmanned
    Israel Grounded Unmanned 22 October 2018
    Israel introduced two new autonomous robotic systems. Systems are designed by developed by IAI, can be used in different tasks. The first of these, the Sahar unmanned ground vehicle, is used in the destruction of improved explosive devices (IED). With its 6x6 capability, the platform is able to perform its task even in difficult terrain. Equipped with a hydraulic arm, the Sahar has special equipment to remove the IED from the ground. The system is fully autonomous. Thanks to its adv...
  • IAI To Provide Barak-8 Missiles to Israeli Navy
    IAI To Provide Barak-8 Missiles to Israeli Navy 16 August 2018
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. The new corvettes are being acquired under the provisions of an agreement between Israel and Germany that was finalised in May 2015. The systems will be used to protect Israel's exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities. The Barak-8 system was chosen after it was demonstra...
  • Greek Magazine :Israel May Attempt To Take The Work Of Turkey In The F-35 Co-Production
    Greek Magazine :Israel May Attempt To Take The Work Of Turkey In The F-35 Co-Production 15 August 2018
    Greek Defence Magazine “Defence Point” claimed that Israel prepares to take the work of Turkey in the F-35 co-production. In an articled signed by Giorgos Tsiboukis, Greek Magazine wrote that three Israeli companies are getting ready in case the US government and Congress decide to ban Turkey from F-35 building program. Article does not mention any specific company name but claims that there will be production gap in programme n case Turkey is out of programme and says, ...
  • Aero Vodochody and IAI present the F / A-259 Striker Fighter
    Aero Vodochody and IAI present the F / A-259 Striker Fighter 24 July 2018
    Czech company Aero Vodochody introduced, together with its Israeli partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the F/A-259 Striker, a multirole aircraft for close air support, counter-insurgency operations and border patrolling with interception capabilities. The Striker is heavily based on the L159 which Aero decided to decline in two new versions, the New Generation (NG) aimed at training, and the F/A-259 which becomes a single-seat aircraft developed for air-to-ground missions. Ne...
  • Sierra Nevada, IAI to Collaborate On VTOL Tactical UAV
    Sierra Nevada, IAI to Collaborate On VTOL Tactical UAV 23 July 2018
    US Based Sierra Nevada company owned by Turkish businessman Fatih Özmen signed a collaboration agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries at Farnborough Air Show. Two companies aim to support development of a new tactical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL ) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for the US market. Companies will join their forces to sell VTOL UAVs for special mission applications in the US tactical UAV market over the next decade. Sierra Nevada will be the prime contract...
  • Czech Nominee for Light Attack
    Czech Nominee for Light Attack 17 July 2018
    Aero Vodochody announced that the new variant of L-159 jet trainer is developing. The platform, called F/A-259 Striker, is being developed for the USAF for OA-X light attack aircraft. In June, the company signed a cooperation agreement with IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) for the development of an advanced variant of the L-159, the new platform will be ready for delivery in 2020. This platform will be equipped with a fourth generation avionics suite. Company also noted that t...
  • New Member to Barak Family
    New Member to Barak Family 2 July 2018
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) presented a new solution developed on the Barak family. The system, called Barak-MX, is described as a modular, scalable and networked air defence system. Platform is created with different sensors and launchers connected to a single architecture that can be optimized for customers' specific requirements. Thanks to this feature system can be easily integrated into the air defence platforms of potential users. Platform is based on C2 (Comman...
  • Airbus Signs Contract for HERON TP Drones with the German Armed Forces
    Airbus Signs Contract for HERON TP Drones with the German Armed Forces 14 June 2018
    Germany has signed a leasing agreement for the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that had been delayed by an industry protest. The contract includes both the provision of Heron TP UAS as well as all operational services required for the system. In accordance with German budget law, the contract will become effective upon publication of the federal budget. Heron 1 drones, which are currently deploy...
  • IAI Opened New Office in Berlin
    IAI Opened New Office in Berlin 2 May 2018
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has opened a new office in Berlin, Germany to expand its presence both in the country and in Europe. The company will also seek new collaboration opportunities for joint development of advanced defence and aerospace technologies.
  • Aero Vodochody, IAI To Collaborate on 'L-159'
    Aero Vodochody, IAI To Collaborate on 'L-159' 26 April 2018
    Czech Aero Vodochody and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will collaborate on the Aero L-159 light combat and trainer aircraft and Aero L-39NG training system, the companies announced on 24 April at ILA Berlin. Under the agreement, IAI's avionics will be integrated onto the L-159. The companies are also to collaborate on the virtual training system that comes with the overall L-39NG pilot training system. L-159 is already equipped with an IAI Elta radar. 
  • Israel Offers F-16s to Colombia
    Israel Offers F-16s to Colombia 10 April 2018
    Elbit Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) have offered to provide surplus Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-16A/B Netz and F-16C/D Barak fighters to Colombia, senior military sources have told Jane’s. The offer, which includes airframes that are held in storage and/or are soon to be retired, is aimed to fulfil a Colombian Air Force requirement for between 12 and 18 advanced combat aircraft to replace current IAI Kfirs. Before being handed ...
  • Israel's New Decoy Unveiled in Singapore
    Israel's New Decoy Unveiled in Singapore 8 February 2018
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled a new self-protection towed decoy electronic warfare system which provides an added layer of self-defence for aircrafts.  Developed by  IAI's intelligence subsidiary ELTA Group, is towed by the aircraft, and providing protection it by luring radar-guided missiles. The new ELL-8270 towed decoy is being displayed at Singapore Airshow 2018. According to the company, ELL-8270 is completely autonomous, does not ...
  • Second Gulfstream CAEW Delivered To Italy
    Second Gulfstream CAEW Delivered To Italy 25 January 2018
    The Italian Air Force has received its second Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) aircraft, a Gulfstream G-550, Israel Aerospace Industries announced on 21 January.   Developed by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems, the G-550 was equipped an active electronically scanned array four-dimensional radar system and maritime and electronic surveillance equipment designed for operating at long ranges. The aircraft also features active and passive self-protection senso...
  • Leonardo To Lead The EU Project
    Leonardo To Lead The EU Project 16 January 2018
    Leonardo has been selected to lead the team that is to work under the first research project funded by the European Union, the OCEAN2020. OCEAN2020 will boost technological research in the naval domain also by the integration of unmanned platforms in surveillance and interdiction missions. The EU fund, launched in 2016 to build the union’s military capabilities, foresees a pooled €5 billion procurement budget.   The OCEAN2020 team comprises of 42 partners from 1...
  • One Year Anniversary in Mali
    One Year Anniversary in Mali 7 December 2017
    The Heron 1 UAV system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Armed Forces, completed one year of flight operations in Mali, logging its 3,000th flight hour in November 2017.  The system’s maiden flight took place in Mali on 1 November 2016 after the contract was signed in June 2016. Three Heron 1 aircraft are stationed at the air base in Gao, located in northeastern Mali. Manufactured by the Israeli company IAI, Heron 1 is an unarmed medium alti...
  • LORA Trial by Israel
    LORA Trial by Israel 21 June 2017
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully carried out a test firing of its long-range artillery weapon system LORA, the company announced on 20 June. The missile was launched from a naval vessel and hit its designated target. LORA is a tactical ground-to-ground missile with a range of up to 400 kilometers, according to the company.  IAI brought the missile to Paris Air Show and expects it to be the focus of attention by the visitors. 
  • Joint Technology to Indian Navy Ships
    Joint Technology to Indian Navy Ships 22 May 2017
    India awarded a $630 million contract to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for supply of LRSAM air & missile defence systems. The company revealed yesterday the contract was signed with Indian government company BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED, covering the integration of the system on four ships of the Indian Navy. The system was successfully tested last week in India as part of operational interception trial aboard India's navy ship.  LRSAM is an advanc...
  • India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile
    India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile 19 May 2017
    The Indian Navy has conducted the successful test of medium range surface-to-air missile Barak 8 from the INS Kochi, a Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyer. The test was conducted on Wednesday r validating the integration of the missile and the associated fire control system with the indigenously developed ship-borne combat management suite. The missile also tracked a low-flying high-speed target at enhanced range with pin-point accuracy. Barak 8 is an advanced air defence system ...