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  • IAI Introduces a Loitering Weapon Optimized for Maritime Attack (new Israeli UCAV)

    09/11/2017 10:34:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Sep 11, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed a Maritime version of its Harop Loitering Munitions (LM) family. The company is displaying the weapon at the DSEI 2017 defense expo in London this week. The new marine capabilities of the HAROP extends the operational capability of surface ships, from offshore patrol vessels to naval frigates. The technological adjustments of the marine Harop include a launcher with new marine configuration and adjustments of the communication channel of the loitering munition. In the past year, IAI unveiled several new types of LMs, including the New Generation Harpy autonomous anti-radiation weapon designed for air defense...
  • A New Radar for Israel’s Missile Boats

    05/21/2017 7:00:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Defense Update ^ | May 15, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The first ALPHA - ELM-2258 radar installed on the first Hetz class Saar 4.5 missile boat. The new radar replaces the main search radar and, eventually, will augment and later replace the ELM-2221 weapon guidance radar seen on the right. Photo: IAI The Israel Navy has recently equipped the first Saar 4.5 (Hetz Class) missile boat with a new, multi-mission, digital phased array radar system developed and produced in Israel by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems. The Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA, designated ELM-2258) radar system is the newest radar system installed on those missile boats, replacing the previous...
  • Rheinmetall Canada and IAI/ELTA bring MF-STAR radar to the CSC programme

    06/01/2016 2:52:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 01 June 2016
    Rheinmetall Canada and IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems (IAI/ELTA) have joined forces to propose the state-of-the-art, operationally proven MF-STAR radar for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme. Like this team’s success in bringing the battle-proven Medium Range Radar (MRR) of ‘Iron Dome’ fame to the Canadian Army, ELM-2248 MF-STAR will provide the RCN with a built-in-Canada, cutting-edge, fully digital, multifunctional Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) naval radar for long-range air and surface surveillance and tracking. The MF-STAR radar is based on the same radar technology as the MRR currently in production at Rheinmetall Canada’s plant in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. Saar 5 class...
  • IAI’s SkySniper – Air Launched Missile for Standoff, Precision Strike

    03/01/2016 2:54:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Feb 29, 2016
    IAI SkySniper is an air-launched, precision attack ballistic missile developed by IAI MLM. Image: IAI IAI is reviving the concept of using ground based ballistic missiles as air-launched weapons enabling precision strike from standoff range. Dubbed ‘SkySniper’, the weapon is configured as an autonomous, air to ground precision strike missile. Powered by a rocket motor the SkySniper strikes its target at supersonic speed. The high velocity impact with multi-purpose blast-fragmentation warhead and three-mode fuse enables effective penetration of hard targets. Tailored to destroy a wide range of targets, the missile can also detonate in airburst or impact action modes to...
  • “Israel has no problem developing a fighter aircraft – the problem is money”

    01/01/2016 7:53:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    IsraelDefense ^ | 31/12/2015
    In preparation for 35th anniversary of the authorization of the Lavi aircraft project, we interviewed Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry, who accompanied the development of that ill-fated aircraft from the first step. Exclusive In the summer of 1967, at the outset of the Six-Day War, the Government of France imposed an embargo on the supply of arms to Israel, and cancelled a transaction involving the supply of Mirage-5 fighter aircraft that were to be delivered to Israel as of December 1967. This embargo threatened Israel’s ability to defend itself, and the Israel Ministry of Defense consequently decided to assign the...
  • IAI reveals 'groundbreaking' defense against IEDs

    10/22/2014 5:04:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-22-14
    The new three-tiered detection system is mounted onto the front of armored vehicles and possibly eliminates the greatest threat ground forces have faced in recent years. The IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has unveiled the latest defense against the threat facing armored vehicles from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines—a large rectangular multi-sensor system that is placed on the front of an armored vehicle, which can detect and then destroy hidden explosive devices from long distances. The CIMS (Counter IED and Mine Suite), which was first unveiled in a US Army exhibition last week in Washington, DC, has three main components:...
  • Israel navy has new weapon to counter Hezbollah

    05/12/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies ^ | 05.08.14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAI-developed radar has greater range than its predecessors, can distinguish between enemy and friendly ships, detect multiple targets simultaneously. Israel's navy has a new weapon in the fight against threats from Syria and Hezbollah. Its newly installed "MF-STAR" radar system is designed to counter the Yakhont (S-800) anti-ship missiles used by both. The IDF says that the radar, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has a greater range in comparison to the previous generation of systems, can mark more targets at once, and detect enemy ships hiding among dozens of friendly or non-combatant vessels. The radar, installed on one of...
  • Israel unveils unmanned combat marine system

    02/06/2014 12:35:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    IANS ^ | February 5, 2014
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Tuesday unveiled the latest addition to its line of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) -- a combat marine system named KATANA for homeland security, Xinhua reported. KATANA's features include autonomous navigation and a collision avoidance system, and it is fitted with various payloads including electro-optic and infrared cameras, line-of-sight and none-line-of-sight communication, radar and weapon systems, the state-owned IAI said in a statement. IAI said the craft, developed by its Malam factory, supports a wide range of missions -- protection of exclusive economic zones (EEZ), maritime borders and offshore gas rigs and pipelines, as well as port...
  • Roaring Back (Israel offers Kfir Block-60 fighter)

    09/25/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Israel Air Force ^ | Sept. 25, 2013
    Roaring Back It is almost 40 years old, but it is perfectly fit and though many years have passed since it started its service in the IAF, the IAI "Kfir" is one of the most surprising exports of the IAI. From outside it looks almost the same, but on the inside, technology from the second decade of the 21st century is installed, making it a fighter that can do anything on the modern battlefield "It was the evening of Israel's Independence Day and high above Ben Gurion Airport a triangular winged fighter plane rolled in and performed maneuvers with grace...
  • IAI selling upgraded Kfir jets for $20m

    08/08/2013 4:46:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 6 August 13/ | Yuval Azulai
    IAI selling upgraded Kfir jets for $20m Israel Aerospace Industries promises very short delivery schedules for the renovated jets, which it claims are even better than fourth-generation jets. 6 August 13 17:45, Yuval Azulai Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) is trying to sell dozens of Kfir fighter jets to foreign air forces, offering a 40-year manufacturer's guarantee. The veteran jets are equipped with new avionics and powerful radars developed by IAI unit Elta Systems, diversified armaments, updated electronic warfare systems, and air-to-air refueling. IAI has told its sales reps to sell the Kfirs to Eastern European countries that...
  • IAI signs largest ever deal (Israeli defense company)

    01/13/2012 4:31:28 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Globes, Israel ^ | 12 January 12 | Yuval Azoulai
    IAI signs largest ever deal Israel Aerospace Industries' $1.6 billion contract with an Asian country includes the Green Pine radar - part of the Arrow anti-ballistic missile system. 12 January 12 21:31, Yuval Azoulai Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) has signed the second stage of a huge deal with an Asian country, which makes the deal the largest in the company's history - $1.6 billion. IAI notified the TASE on Sunday about the first stage of the deal for the supply of a range of arms system for $1.1 billion to an Asian country. It did not disclose...
  • IAI offers Italy airborne early warning system deal

    10/28/2011 5:54:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flight International ^ | 10/28/2011 | Arie Egozi
    IAI offers Italy airborne early warning system deal Discussions between the defence ministries of Italy and Israel over the latter's possible future use of the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 trainer have included a suggestion for Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to supply the NATO nation with four airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft. Talks have intensified over recent weeks in a bid to prepare "a full package" before the end of this year, according to sources. The release of a request for proposals (RFP) linked to the selection of an advanced trainer for the Israeli air force was recently delayed...
  • This Week in History: Israel’s fighter jet is cancelled

    09/02/2011 1:38:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/02/2011 | MICHAEL OMER-MAN
    This Week in History: Israel’s fighter jet is cancelled By MICHAEL OMER-MAN 02/09/2011 Project came along when Israel was suffering from a shaky economy and would have consumed nearly third of country’s military budget. On August 30, 1987, a cabinet resolution passed by only one vote that canceled the first and thus far only attempt at producing an Israeli-made fighter jet, the Lavi. Ordered by the government at the beginning of the 1980s, the Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI) project was to be a source of technological pride and was expected to make the Israeli Air Force (IAF) more independent, placing...
  • Arrow missile-defense may be installed on new warships

    08/04/2011 8:49:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/05/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Arrow missile-defense may be installed on new warships By YAAKOV KATZ 08/05/2011 03:11 The General Staff has yet to decide whether it will buy two new surface vessels, estimated to cost over $500 million, is expected to make decision within weeks. The IDF is considering installing Arrow missile-defense systems on new missile ships that it might acquire under the multi-year budget plan currently under review. The General Staff has yet to decide whether it will buy two new surface vessels, estimated to cost over $500 million, and is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks. The navy had...
  • Israel, Germany developing smart missile for Eurofighter

    07/03/2011 7:36:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/04/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Israel, Germany developing smart missile for Eurofighter By YAAKOV KATZ 04/07/2011 Air-to-ground missile under joint development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Germany’s Diehl. Israel and Germany are jointly developing a smart missile that could be sold together with the Eurofighter currently in service worldwide, including in Saudi Arabia. The air-to-ground missile, called PILUM, is under development by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Germany’s Diehl, and is based on Rafael’s Spice missile which has the reported ability to hit targets while aircraft are positioned at a standoff range of 100 kilometers away. The twin-engine Eurofighter is currently in use in...
  • IAI, Airbus Military to develop airborne warning systems

    06/23/2011 10:49:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/22/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IAI, Airbus Military to develop airborne warning systems By YAAKOV KATZ 22/06/2011 Sources say the deal is expected to bring in several hundred million dollars in to Israel Aerospace Industries over the next five years. Israel Aerospace Industries and the Madrid-based Airbus Military signed a joint venture agreement on Tuesday for the development of small and versatile Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&C). Sources said that the deal was expected to bring in several hundred million dollars in revenue to IAI over the next five years. IAI already offers customers AEW&Cs on Gulfstream G550 business jets that are in...
  • IAI to unveil naval version of new artillery system (Israel)

    05/16/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 16 May 11 | Yuval Azulai
    IAI to unveil naval version of new artillery system The high-precision missile artillery system has a range of up to 50 kilometers. 16 May 11 15:41, Yuval Azulai Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) Missile Systems and Space Group Division will unveil the naval version of its Jumper autonomous artillery missile system, which has a range of up to 50 kilometers, at the Singapore International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference IMDEX Asia 2011 on Wednesday. The naval platform of the system will enable navies to provide support for land forces. The missiles have GPS/INS and optional laser guidance system...
  • The Lion That Never Roared (CANCELLED: Israel's Arieh Fighter)

    02/20/2011 9:23:28 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Air & Space, Smithsonian ^ | March 01, 2011 | Gary Rashba
    The Lion That Never Roared CANCELLED: Israel's Arieh Fighter By Gary Rashba Air & Space Magazine, March 01, 2011 Nesher's descendant, Arieh, wasn't built but morphed into what became a prototype, Lavi. It was the Israel Aircraft Industries’ most ambitious project: to design and develop a world-class fighter aircraft from scratch. The Arieh project, as it was known, was a concept design for a warplane on a par with the leading fighters of the day: the McDonnell Douglas F-15 and General Dynamics F-16. Starting in late 1974, a small team of engineers at IAI toiled away on Arieh (“lion” in...
  • IAI, DRDO on Course to Integrate Barak-8 on the First Vessel in 2012

    02/11/2011 8:19:40 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Defense Update ^ | February 11, 2011 | noam_eshel
    IAI, DRDO on Course to Integrate Barak-8 on the First Vessel in 2012 Test firing of the Barak 8 missile is expected this year. “Testing will be conducted in India and is part of the responsibilities of our strategic partner in this program, India’s Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO)” IAI officials told Defense-Update. The missile is on schedule to complete development and be integrated on board the first combat vessels by 2012. After being inducted into service, the system will continue development and phased improvement, toward its full operational capability phase. Barak 8 is designed to be fielded on...
  • IAI offers 'power-by-the-hour' use of 767 tankers

    01/21/2011 2:38:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Flight International ^ | 21/01/11 | Arie Egozi
    IAI offers 'power-by-the-hour' use of 767 tankers By Arie Egozi Israel Aerospace Industries has offered some air forces a deal that would enable them to have an aerial refuelling capability on a "power-by-the-hour" basis. The plan is based mostly on the use of converted Boeing 767s to be operated either by a local airline or by Israeli pilots. It has been prepared for nations that cannot afford to buy their own tankers. Negotiations are under way with air forces that have shown an interest in the proposal, says a senior IAI source. In 2008, IAI won a contract to convert...