Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is on his first visit to India after assuming office since bilateral relations were established in 1991.
Ya’alon will be meet senior Indian counterparts and will visit Aero India exhibition starting February 18.
Indian Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are jointly developing the Barak 8 air and missile defense system and will be used by both Israeli Navy and Indian Defense Forces.
The Barak 8 missile defense system has had a successful trail in October last year after it shot down a target that simulated an incoming hostile aircraft.
The missile defense system is currently being installed on Israeli Naval ships to protect them against various threats including the Yakhont surface-to-sea guided missiles in the possession of Hezbollah.
“The current test validated all components of the weapon system to the satisfaction of the customer representatives,” IAI was reported as saying by the Jerusalem post.
India recently unblocked $2.5 billion Barak missile deal first signed in 2007 after it had been put on hold over concerns of irregularity.
Boeing will be displaying its F-15 Strike Eagle for the first time in Aero India, USAFs F-16s, C-17 Globemaster III, US Navys P-8A Poseidon and KC-135 are other aircraft that will be on display during the show. The F-15 will fly from Kadena in Japan
BAE Systems will be debuting Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rocket, S3000 and Mission Adaptable Crew Seats (MACS), Striker helmet-mounted display (HMD) and an array of equipment during the upcoming Aero India show, the company said in a statement. BAE will showcase commitment to a range of platforms and technologies eyeing Make In India program and will emphasize development of Hawks training, performance and operational capabilities
OIS-Advanced Technology (OIS-AT) announced Tuesday that it has indigenously produced new radar that offers protection to aircraft against the bird hits while another can detect and track unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), IANS reported. The company further stated that, the two radars would be unveiled at the Aero India 2015 Airshow later this month
Lockheed Martin has expressed that it is on a lookout for more opportunities with key industries in India. Lockheed Martin will focus on AGM-114R multipurpose HELLFIRE II, DAGR missile systems, K-MAX, E2D Hawkeye and Javelin during the upcoming Aero-India show
India is likely to finalize a major defence deal worth about $1.5 billion for two more Israeli Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control system) and four aerostat radars
India has cancelled the tender for 56 medium-lift military aircraft worth $3 billion. Instead it will now purchase Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MRTA) manufactured jointly by Russia and India, Tass reported today
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