Israeli Defense Companies Put Products on Display at Paris Fair

Perimeter defense system RAFAEL developed for armored vehicles exhibited
A new defense system developed for APCs, developed by Rafael, and on display at the exhibition in France. (Rafael)

The Arab world follows Israel. They see the technological advancements coming out of this small country and know that many of them would give those Arabs a good response to threats from members of the Islamic State and other terrorist entities, were they to have access to them. But these technological advances do not come to them.

In recent years, the leaders of the Arab countries began to understand that Israel is no longer a problem, and in many areas might even be a solution. Closer cooperation with it, especially in security, could lead them to help them with some their troubles.

And thus they begin to cautiously approach Israel.

The 2016 Eurosatory international defense and security exhibition that began Monday in Paris will give these countries another chance at strengthening their ties with Israel. Israel’s Defense Ministry will present a wide array of defense companies and their technologies at the Israeli National Pavilion at the Eurosatory international defense and security exhibition.

At this exhibition, Israel is set to reveal more impressive and incredible developments, in all areas of fighting, defense and rescue.

Twenty-nine Israeli companies will be displaying their technologies including in the fields of robotics, unmanned aircraft systems, armored vehicles, protection equipment for armed forces, electro-optical devices.

The exhibition is considered one of the largest and most important in the world, with over 1,500 companies from 58 countries exhibiting their latest products to over 55,500 visitors from over 140 nations, SIBAT, the International Defense Cooperation Directorate at Israel’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“In recent years, in light of the unending series of terror attacks around the world that have claimed thousands of lives and wounded tens of thousands, there has been a significant change in approach regarding defense and homeland security,” SIBAT Director Michel Ben Baruch said in the statement. “This has resulted in a rapidly increasing demand for sophisticated solutions for homeland security, force protection and handling terror threats, including real-time intelligence systems, automated systems for protection of large areas, defense systems, cybersecurity and more.”

Israel, which has faced security threats since its establishment, is a “unique laboratory for the development of solutions for defense and security that have proven themselves in the field,” he noted.

Israeli companies exhibiting at the pavilion include Elbit Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), IMI Systems, Israel Weapons Industries (IWI), and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

The Israel Aerospace Industries will unveil a range of advanced systems at the Eurosatory exhibition.

Elbit Systems will display a range of advanced systems, suitable for the land war zone. Some systems that represent the range of existing capabilities in the various divisions of the company create a significant force multiplier, and are being presented for the first time this week.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will display a wide range of capabilities and systems. Among other things, it will suit versatile solutions consisting of Iron Dome missile defense system and short-range rockets, which have been intercepted over 1,500 rockets of various types, the Marine Dome for the protection of ships and maritime infrastructure, based on the interceptor’s Iron Dome as well as an integrated system detection, tracking and neutralizing drones.

The Israeli pavilion at the exhibition spans about 1,500 square meters, with nearly 30 defense industries displaying their technologies in fields including protection equipment for armed forces and electro-optical devices.

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