by Staff Correspondent
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) participated in the DEFEA Exhibition 2021 (July 13-15, Athens, Greece) During the DEFEA exhibition, IAI presented a variety of cutting-edge defense solutions for air, naval and land applications including: C-130 maintenance capabilities, the Barak MX Air & Missile Defense System, loitering munition capabilities, flagship MMR radars and more.
At Hall 3, Booth F21. IAI joined the defense community and further heightened cooperation with Greece.
“We hope to establish new opportunities for the near- and long-term future” expressed IAI in an official statement. Last year, the Israel Ministry of Defense leased IAI’s Heron system in its maritime configuration to Greece over three years, with an option to purchase the system upon completion of the leasing period. The Heron system, equipped with both day and night activity platforms, maritime patrol radars and satellite communications, offers extended operational endurance in a wide range of scenarios including maritime patrol, marine and land border protection, search and rescue, disaster management and more.
In addition to UAV expertise, IAI is one of five worldwide MRO centers with Center Wing Box (CWB) replacement experience, as part of the C-130 Life Extension, and has performed it for the Israeli Air Force (IAF). IAI is a world class aerospace MRO and house for military and commercial transport aircraft, with high quality products, approved and licensed by a wide range of civil aviation authorities including the CAAI, FAA, EASA and others.
The Barak MX is an advanced Air & Missile Defense System that provides a single integrated solution for multiple simultaneous aerial threats from different sources and different ranges. The system aggregates several key cutting-edge systems: a digital radar, weapon control system, launchers, a range of interceptors for different ranges with advanced homing devices, data-link communication and system wide connectivity.
The flagship MMR Radar is combat proven and has extensive operational experience in Israel and around the world. The radar detects airborne threats, classifies them, calculates their threat level and provides essential data that enables systems to neutralize multiple threats simultaneously.
The loitering munitions family developed by IAI includes the Harpy-NG – a third generation of the system homing against radiating targets, the HAROP, a second-generation of a precision electro-optical attack system, the Mini-Harpy, dual (Electro-optical day& night + Anti-Radiation seeker) tactical advanced munitions system and the tactical loitering Green-Dragon system, as well as the ROTEM VTOL Tactical Loitering Munition.