Tel Aviv: Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) plans to enhance its cooperation with Indian defence companies to be able to answer more operational requirements of the Indian armed forces.
The Israeli company is aware of the growing presence of American and French defence companies in India, but is confident that its operational combat proven technologies will be in high demand in the future as it has been in recent years.
According to Zeev Mivtzari, CMD & country head India, IAI focuses on supplying its developed systems in parallel to offering systems that upgrade main platforms India is buying from other countries.
“We are working in full cooperation with a great number of Indian defence companies and according to the Make in India policy. The Indian companies know that our technologies are combat proven and that brings a very close cooperation. We will announce some new joint ventures with local companies during aero India.”
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s leading aerospace and defence company, will showcase its advanced technologies, industry-leading air-defence systems and ground-combat solutions.
IAI is leading a strategic transformation to provide fast direct access to IAI’s superior solutions in full support of India’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision of a self-reliant country. IAI will sign several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and joint venture agreements during the exhibition as it deepens its ties with the local defence sector.
For the past 30 years, IAI has built close partnerships in India developing and providing various strategic platforms to India, among them air and missile defence systems, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), satellites, radars, training platforms, and others. IAI’s state-of-the-art systems and technologies have been in operational use in India’s three military arms and other government agencies. Additionally, IAI works closely with the Indian Armed Forces to develop and produce advanced technologies in the air, land, and naval arenas.
Boaz Levy, IAI President and CEO said that the company has been working closely with the Indian defence industry for more than 30 years.
“We look forward to further collaboration following the exhibition. We look forward to meeting our friends and partners while exhibiting our cutting-edge technologies to the Indian, Asian and global markets during this distinguished exhibition,” said Boaz Levy.
During the show, IAI will be showcasing a wide array of aerial systems, including its Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) strategic Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Heron TP. IAI’s advanced tactical loitering-munitions are designed for both ground and naval units, the Mini Harpy and the Rotem.
In addition, IAI will exhibit an advanced GEO Mini Communication Satellite, whose development is based on IAI’s long heritage and the Dror 1, Israel’s National Communication Satellite- MCS. IAI’s Rampage- supersonic, long-range accurate air-ground assault rocket for the annihilation of high-quality targets. The Scorpius G (ground) is a ground-based EW system designed to detect and disrupt ground- and airborne threats. Aerial Refuelling Tanker for the supply of Aerial Refuelling and strategic transport aircraft. IAI’s HAROP will be on display in Adani Group booth and the LORA and MRSAM will be in display in the BEL booth.