Noam Eshel

Noam Eshel
Rafael Litening 4 Pod Targets Upgrade Customers 

Rafael is extending its Litening family of targeting pods for air forces looking to upgrade existing platforms.

Litening 4, the latest variant of the pod, has gone through major enhancements in sensors, resolution, image processing and algorithmic processing capabilities.

“Litening has transformed from a targeting pod into a much broader sensor pack that extends the aircraft and pilot’s capabilities, far beyond target acquisition,” says Yuval Miller, manager of Rafael’s Air and C4ISR division.

A Glimpse Of Iron Beam in Singapore
SINGAPORE - Rafael is developing a high-energy laser-based weapon system to supplement its Iron Dome Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) system, offering a more affordable method to engage salvos of rockets and mortars fired at short range.
EEZ Security for Maritime Zones

The establishment of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) stretching more than 200 nautical miles into the ocean has added more responsibilities for navies. EEZ security requires authorities to establish tighter control and governance over thousands of square miles in the open seas, littorals and coastal areas where extensive maritime activity takes place. The development and exploitation of maritime economical resources also requires improving the security and safety of maritime-based assets, including the protection of offshore and coastal infrastructure and shipping.

Rafael's Litening for Aircraft Upgrading
Rafael is extending its Litening family of targeting pods for air forces looking to upgrade existing platforms.
IAI Extends Range Of Heliborne Lahat
Israel Aerospace Industries has successfully completed a series of helicopter firing demonstrations of the Laser Homing Anti-Tank (LAHAT) missiles in which the missile successfully engaged targets at extended ranges.
IAI Offers 'Ultra Payload' for MALE UAV
Israel Aerospace Industries’ Tamam division is unveiling the M19HD – its latest, biggest, most powerful multi-sensor
Israel Awaits Delivery Of UAS Mission Trainer 

TEL AVIV — Israel Aerospace Industries soon will deliver its UAS Mission Trainer (UMT) to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), an operator of the IAI-made Heron UAS.

IAI has already delivered various UMT versions to foreign customers. The system is not limited to supporting IAI systems; it can be configured to include any type of UAS and payload, and is based on international standards (such as HLA and Stanag 4586).

“The system will become an important asset in the UAS squadron,” says Shaul Shahar, general manager of Malat Division.

Israeli Pilots Gear Up For F-35 Training 

TEL AVIV — Israeli pilots are expected to arrive at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for training on the F-35 next year, while delivery of the first aircraft to Israel is expected a year later, in 2015.

Israel placed an order for 20 F-35s in 2010, becoming one of the first international customers to formally order the fifth-generation fighter.

Interview: Elbit Systems Next Generation Avionics
Machlis says systems are tailored for evolving requirements of modern and future aviation
Israel Awaits UAS Mission Trainer
IAI will soon will its UAS Mission Trainer (UMT)
IAI's M-19 HD Multispectral Payload Debuts
Designed to support persistent wide-area surveillance
F-35I To Give Israel An Edge
Israeli pilots are expected to arrive at Eglin Air Force Base for training next year
IAI to Unveil New Air/Ground ISR System

One of IAI’s main thrusts at the Paris Air Show is its “total system” approach to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, particularly addressing the latest trend of persistent surveillance.

Israel Awaits UAS Mission Trainer
The trainer will largely assist the IAF in meeting the growing demand for well-trained operational crews.
Outsized Sensors For Mini-UAVs 

PARIS — The biennial Paris air show in June highlighted numerous innovations in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which are adding diverse capabilities to increase their tactical and strategic value.

Israeli manufacturers unveiled a number of new UAVs at Paris, including several electrically powered systems. This fast-growing class increasingly combines ease of handling and economy with extended range, advanced-technology payloads and efficient propulsion systems.

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