Israel's Iron Dome
missile defense system will be featured for the first time in Aero India 2013, one of the world's top defense systems and aerospace exhibitions.
The expo, held in Bangalore, will feature a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems-developed battery, alongside its "David's Sling" missile defense system.
Iron Dome, which has already been lauded as the proverbial hit in the international defense industry, is a mobile all-weather air defense system, meant to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired.
Iron Dome in action (Photo: AFP)
Israel uses it to protect its communities from the threat of Grad missiles and Qassam
rockets fired by Hamas
and Gaza's terror groups.
The David's Sling system, more commonly known as "Magic Wand," is a medium-to-long-range rocket and cruise missile defense system meant to counter, for example, the threat of Hezbollah
Rafael will also display its Spider air defense systems, described as "A quick reaction, low level surface-to-air missile system designed to effectively counter attacks by aircraft, helicopters UAVs and precision guided munitions."
The company's Mic4ad integrated C4I
system, which is an advanced "unified integrated C4I system that commands and controls the operation of both air and missile defense missions," will also be featured in the Aero India 2013.
Israel Aerospace Industries
(IAI) is also a part of the Israeli mission to Bangalore, and will present some of its new developments, such as the advanced "Thrust" joint forces training capability helicopter training and debriefing system.
IAI recently announced it has won several contracts, worth $44 million, for signals intelligence systems, with foreign militaries.
Sharon Gilad contributed to this report
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