Israeli defense companies have high profile presence at Indian exhibition

Israel strengthening ties, expanding technological collaboration with India, "a country with exceptional R&D capabilities."

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February 18, 2015 12:31
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

ndian Prime Minister visits an IAI booth at Aero India 2015 exhibitition. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Israeli defense companies showcased a range of cutting- edge products at the Aero India 2015 exhibition in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited some of the booths, including that of Israel Aerospace Industries, and heard an explanation on the company’s advanced drones and new maritime patrol aircraft.

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will, for the first time, exhibit its maritime Iron Dome air defense system, known as C-Dome. The system is designed to protect ships and civilian facilities such as gas drilling rigs and ports, from rockets and missiles.

Rafael will also display its Spice 250 air-to-surface guided bomb, which comes with an electro-optical homing system and an image comparison capability.

Fighter jets can carry up to 28 Spice 250 weapons, and it is part of Rafael’s family of Spice 1000 and Spice 2000 bombs.

Elbit Systems is displaying a range of solutions for military and civilian aircraft under its Music brand of anti-missile systems.

These include the Music system for small and medium- sized helicopters, the J-Music system for medium-sized and large jets, and C-Music solutions for large jets, specially fitted for cargo and civilian airliners.

CONTROP Precision Technologies will, for the first time, be demonstrating its recently introduced MICRO-STAMP dual sensor miniature payload for small UAVs, which can gather information in the day and night. CONTROP described the product as the most advanced gyro-stabilized miniature payload in the world, which is now being supplied to the first customer.

MORE Military Optical RF Equipment, which creates electronic warfare solutions, will launch two new EW solutions at Aero India 2015. They include a small jammer to engage radars, for aerial and naval platforms.

The ORBIT company will carry out live demonstrations of some of its mission-critical communication solutions for land, sea, air and space applications.

It will be showcasing aerospace communication product lines.

SIBAT, the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Defense Ministry, is presenting military and civil aviation technologies at the Israel National Pavilion.

The pavilion will showcase air defense and airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies for the military sector.

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Mishel Ben Baruch, director of SIBAT, said, “Israel is strengthening its ties and expanding technological collaboration with India, a country with exceptional R&D capabilities. In the military field, Israel and India share common threats. The technological cooperation between the two countries significantly benefits both, enabling us to better counter these threats – with Israel ready to share its experience and operationally proven, cutting-edge technologies with India.”


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