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The Israel Ministry of Defense has completed preparations for the opening of an Israeli exhibit at the world's largest aerospace trade exhibition. The International Paris Air Show will commence on Monday, June 17th, at the Le Bourget exhibition center. The show takes place at a time marked by an increase of defense budgets by the European members of NATO. The International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT), of the Israel Ministry of Defense, along with Israeli defense industries will exhibit advanced tactical UAVs, missiles, radars and more.


SIBAT, The International Defense Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of  Defense has completed preparations for the inauguration of an Israeli exhibit at the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, near Paris. This is the largest aerospace trade show and among the most important exhibitions in the world. Five of Israel’s leading defense industries will partake in the exhibition: Rafael, Elbit Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Aeronautics Defense Systems, and UVision. Two additional companies, Bet Shemesh Engines and BIRD Aerosystems will also participate in the exhibition.


Director of SIBAT, Brig. Gen. (Ret.), Yair Kulas - recently appointed to the position:

“The European Defense Market is among the most competitive and rapidly growing markets in the world. The European continent is encountering various security challenges including domestic security, counter-terrorism and border defense. The [show] is an opportunity for exporters and innovators to present their solutions, and this is particularly true for Israel, which is considered a global leader in defense technologies. The demand


for advanced Israeli technologies has been on the rise in Europe in recent years, and we will work hard, together with the Israeli industries, to maintain and enforce this trend.”

The products and technology that will be displayed at the Israeli exhibit:


Elbit Systems will reveal new technology in the fields of intelligence, aerial precision guided munitions, and civil aviation. Among the new systems:


The Hermes 45 is a new small tactical UAS that combines airborne and operational capabilities that are typical of large aircraft. The UAS offers a unique combination of extended range and duration with point launch and recovery, to and from land and maritime platforms thus enhancing Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities at the brigade and division levels and also for naval squadron units.


The Rampage is a long-range, precise, supersonic missile.


The i-FMS is a flight management system that tackles the challenge that pilots face today with FMS operations- the need to propose changes to the FMS during critical phases of flight such as takeoff and landing.


IAI will unveil two new products:

The T-Heron is a tactical UAV suitable for missions undertaken by ground troops, coastal guards and similar forces.

The MS-MMR radar features new active and passive sensors to generate an enhanced aerial situation assessment.


Throughout the show, IAI is expected to announce new venues of business cooperation in various fields.

Rafael will reveal:


A new navigation system for fighter aircraft - the first in the world with electro-optic capabilities combined with SAR radar capabilities. The combination of these capabilities provides a broad response to a variety of environmental conditions.


The Iron Dome System - in its various forms: land, marine and mobile versions of the Iron Dome (i-Dome) - in which all system components are installed on a vehicle.


Le Bourget (Figures from 2017): Approximately 330 thousand square meters of exhibition space in the exhibition halls and outside area, 2,400 companies from 48 countries, 290 official delegations from the field of defense and government offices, 27 national pavilions, about 150,000 visiting professionals and about 200,000 visitors from the general public.


Photo Israel Ministry of Defense