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IAI to Showcase Defence Prowess at Aero India 2021

Atul Chandra - : Jan 27, 2021 - : 6:16 am

Aero India 2021 slated to take place between February 3-5 in Bangalore, India will feature strong participation from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which will present a wide range of defence products.

IAI is placing a special emphasis on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at Aero India, chief among them the Heron TP and Thunder B VTOL.

IAI will present the Rampage, Mini Harpy and Rotem L in the loitering-munition category.

With the IAF looking to acquire a new Mid-Air Refueller, IAI will be displaying its Multi Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT), which enables air refueling, cargo, VIP, passengers and ISR systems, as desired by the operator.

AI will also present its ELW 2090 multi-mission aircraft for intelligence missions, aerial control and naval surveillance on different platforms.

IAI has been tremendously succesful in India with defence deals since 2016 totalling approximately US$5 billion. The company has a long-standing defence cooperation with India, spanning three decades.

“IAI sees India as one of our main partners. This valued partnership is characterized by long-term cooperation, joint development and manufacturing, technology transfer and technical support over decades. During the Covid-19 pandemic, IAI continued bilateral work in India, conducted significant trials in strategic systems like the jointly developed MRSAM Air and Missile defense system and our professional crews in Bangalore and New-Delhi supported all relevant projects such as UAV’s, radars, air defense and more. In addition, we advanced our mutual partnerships with local Indian industries with no interruption, according to ‘Make in India’ policy, says Boaz Levy, IAI’s President and CEO.

IAI is undertaking several joint development projects in India including the MRSAM air defence system, in both its maritime and land-based versions; mission aircraft; various radar systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Cooperation agreements are based on the transfer of technology for the benefit of local production as part of the Indian Government’s “Make in India” policy.

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