Paris Airshow: IAI to showcase best of its developments

Israel Aerospace Industries will be presenting the best of its developments for both civil and military markets at the Paris Airshow. The biennial Air Show is one of the world’s most prestigious aviation and space events, a meeting place for companies, decision-makers, and senior personnel from around the world. IAI’s advanced systems will be displayed in an impressive booth, marking 70 years of innovation and specialist knowledge and experience, and a celebration to mark the 70 years since the company was founded will be held at the IAI booth.

Among the products to be displayed by the company (at Booth C64 in Hall 3), will be the Arrow defensive weapon system, designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere, which plays a central role in the State of Israel’s multilayer defense; the Barak air-defense system which enables incoming threats to be managed and neutralized, and is in operational use with the Israel Navy, the Indian Army, and other armed forces around the world; the Heron Mk2 unmanned aerial vehicle, a critical component in acquiring targets in the battlefield; and the Scorpius Electronic Warfare system, which is able, in parallel, to receive, block, and interfere with secure communications from multiple threats at different frequencies and from different directions. Other company products such as loitering munitions and radars will also be on display.

IAI will also be showing a model of the Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, which, for the first time ever, has been converted from a passenger- to a freight- configuration. Last March, the aircraft’s first test flights were concluded an additional milestone within the framework of achieving licensing approval by the civil aviation authorities. Israel Aerospace Industries is considered the world leader in aircraft upgrade and conversion and this latest example joins previous aircraft types such as the B767-200/300, B747-400, and the B737-700/800, which have been successfully converted by the company.

Boaz Levy, IAI’s President and CEO: “We are happy to again be taking part in the Paris Air Show, which represents a unique opportunity to display and present our many products and provides so many opportunities for business cooperation. This year, as we mark 70 years since the company was first founded and 75 years since the State of Israel came into being, the company’s story is intimately interwoven with that of Israel, as it puts the Zionist dream into practice – a dream of activity, innovation, and progress. We look back at our rich history with pride and look forward to the next 70 years in the expectation of continuing to lead and form anew the worlds of defense and security, aviation, and space.”