Defense & Aerospace
Israel plays a major role in the defense and aerospace markets. Israeli companies develop and manufacture the most advanced weapons, battle tanks, ground vehicles, missiles, unmanned air vehicles, private jets and space satellites. (All the information below was taken from the manufacturers` websites.)
The leading manufacturers of defense and aerospace systems are:
Israel Aerospace Industries
♦ Space satellites♦ Unmanned Aerial Systems
♦ Business Jets (in cooperation with Gulfstream)
♦ Avionic Communication Systems
♦ Naval Combat Systems
♦ Precision Guided Ammunition
♦ Helicopter and Military Aircraft Upgrade
♦ MRO of wide and narrow-body aircraft
♦ Maintenance, repair, overhaul, conversion and testing of civil and military engines.
♦ Radar Systems
♦ Electronic Warfare and Communication
Visit IAI website
Elbit SystemsElbit Systems is also a world renowned manufacturer of defense and air systems. Elbit`s activities include: ·
♦ Military aircraft and helicopter systems.
♦ Helmet mounted systems.
♦ Commercial aviation systems and aero structures.
♦ Unmanned aircraft systems.
♦ Naval systems.
♦ Land vehicle systems.
♦ Command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems.
♦ Electro-optic and countermeasure systems.
♦ Homeland security systems.
♦ Electronic warfare (EW) and signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems.
♦ Commercial activities. Visit Elbit`s website
Rafael, The Israeli Armament Development Authority
Rafael is active in the following:
♦ Air-to-Air Missiles.
♦ Air-to-Surface Weapons.
♦ Helicopter Missile System.
♦ Airborne Targeting Pod - LITENING.
♦ Communications & Surveillance Supporting the air combat arena.
♦ Air Defense Systems.
♦ Electronic Warfare.
♦ Test & Evaluation of weapons and ammunition.
♦ Solid propellant rocket motors.
♦ Space propulsion.
♦ Products for HOMELAND SECURITY.
Visit Rafael`s website
IDF - Israel Defense ForceThe IDF possesses top-of-the-line weapons and computer systems used and recognized worldwide. These include:
♦ The F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.
♦ The AH-64D Apache and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.
♦ The Merkava battle tank series. IDF is self contained in the maintenance of its equipment.
Merkava MBTThe Merkava project is a weapon program of large magnitude.
The Merkava Main Battle Tank was developed according to specifications set by the Israeli army. The IDF`s Ordinance Corps is responsible for the final assembly of the Merkava. Most of the components and subsystems are manufactured by Israeli companies.