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The Aerospace Industry presents a variety of solutions as the technological and operational response to the ballistic threats against the State of Israel

The display was held yesterday (Tuesday) as part of the Eurospace Israel conference that took place at the Avenue Convention Center

The Texar radar satellite. Photo: IAI
The Texar radar satellite. Photo: IAI

Yesterday (17.11.09) the aerospace conference was held at the Avenue event center at Kiryat Airport, focusing on the topic "The technological response to the ballistic threats against the State of Israel". The conference with the prominent participation of the Aerospace Industry (TAI) is the result of cooperation of the leading bodies in the fields of defense and aerospace in Israel and is made in cooperation with the leading defense industries in Israel and the world.

Yitzhak Nissan, CEO of the Aerospace Industry says that "to defend the State of Israel today, and in the future, advanced systems such as the "Arrow" will be required to intercept ballistic missiles, observation satellites and strategic UAV systems. These systems are the result of the development and creation of mega-projects. Defense companies with a business volume of billions of dollars are needed for the existence of mega projects. Within the limits of the Israeli defense budget, exports become the lifeblood for the success of Israeli companies. In order to succeed, it is necessary to compete and overcome huge international companies. In order to maintain an advantage in a competitive market, breakthroughs must be created with the help of new mega projects - with revolutionary technologies and solutions, generational leaps above the competition."

Yair Ramati, the VP of Marketing of the TAA told about the "ballistic threat - the challenge and the response". The response to threats with a steep trajectory (ballistic missiles, heavy and short-range rockets) must include several layers: active defense, passive defense, attack and even deterrence. "The threat to Israel today and in the future contains new characteristics that require a careful and considered examination of the scope of the threat, its accuracy and variety of warheads. The increasingly solidified response to Israel's defense includes several layers with some overlap: for point and short-term defense, area defense and connectivity between international systems (Interoperability).

"Nissim Hadas, Deputy Director of the IAA and CEO of Elta Systems Ltd., a division and subsidiary of the Aerospace Industry, described in his lecture the main changes in the nature of the battlefield resulting from the need to respond to missile threats and their impact on the requirements from the detection systems. As part of the lecture, Hadas presented a new concept in the field of detection and tracking systems built on advanced technological capabilities that enable continuous sensing of targets based on sensor integration and network operation. The systems that will be built under this concept will integrate existing sensors such as radars for the detection of moving ground targets (GMTI) and signal intelligence systems for the purposes of targeting, identification and improving coverage continuity in a multi-target environment. The lecture will demonstrate the implementation of the concept using an integrated airborne system."

Aryeh Halzband, director of a space plant at the Aerospace Industry reviewed the "classification of satellites according to weight categories and according to uses, and will tell about a general trend of smaller satellites, will show where miniaturized components that come from the industry and their training for space make it possible to carry out tasks in smaller satellites, and where physical constraints will continue to dictate the size the satellites As part of the lecture, the characteristics of satellites with different missions will be analyzed and it will be demonstrated how the mission and other constraints dictate the content and size of the satellite."

Boaz Levy, head of the air and missile defense systems program at the aerospace industry, spoke about "the increasing need for active defense systems to protect against ballistic threats and anti-aircraft and missile threats." Technological progress over the years made it possible to detect the threat, predict its path and launch an interceptor in order to destroy it. In order to enable maximum protection, it is necessary to increase the chances of systemic interception by as many layers of protection as possible, this constraint resulted in the need for connectivity of weapon systems that enables more correct management of the combat array participating in the defense process."

Yoav Turgeman, director of the "Arrow" program at the Aerospace Industry presented an innovative concept in interception outside the atmosphere: Arrow 3. "In view of the developing threat, Israel needs a defense system that will cover the sky and protect against the penetration of ballistic threats. This can only be achieved by adding a high-level interception system to the existing defense system - "Arrow 2". "Arrow 3" is based on a revolutionary concept and enables the killing of a target by a direct hit in a wide exo-atmospheric interception envelope. "Arrow 3" is designed with the most innovative technologies to simplify and reduce development and production costs.

Tommy Silvering, manager of the cement factory, presented the use of unique experience acquired by the aerospace industry over 3 decades and over 500,000 operational flight hours of the drone systems (unmanned aerial vehicle) produced by it. "This experience in the field of UAVs (unmanned vehicles) combined with the application of advanced technologies, enabled the development and planning of high-performance systems, adapted to the needs of the modern battlefield."

As part of the conference, a static display of the Aerospace Industries products was held: "Hats 2" and "Hats 3", MMR multi-arm radar, TecSAR satellite model and the Barak weapon system model.

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  1. My picture is fine.

    "The Aerospace Industry presents a variety of solutions as the technological and operational response to the ballistic threats against the State of Israel" How can they present such a thing when they don't even have the edge of a solution in connection with the Katyushas and Qassams?

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