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VIDEO: Israel’s anti-missile defense system for passenger jets passes NATO tests


view videoWATCH: Elbit’s MUSIC Countermeasures system, adapted to 20 aircraft models, protects civilian airliners from shoulder-launched rockets & heat-seeking missiles, could lead to deals with NATO’s 28 member states.

By Hezi Sternlicht, Ilan Gattegno, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


An Israeli system that protects planes from surface-to-air missiles has passed a test conducted by NATO, which could open up new markets for the technology in the alliance’s 28 member states, defense electronics manufacturer Elbit Systems said Monday.

The system, which can jam incoming heat-seeking missiles with a laser, is already in use by civilian Israeli carriers.

MUSIC, or Multi Spectral Infrared Countermeasures, is a family of high-performance, directed infrared countermeasure systems, which are integrated with other advanced, passive airborne warning systems to protect aircraft against heat seeking surface-to-air missiles and shoulder-launched rockets. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Elbit Defense Systems Goes From Ultra High-Tech UAVs to Electric Buses

The Jewish State’s largest private defense contractor seeks to expand into commercial markets by adapting their advanced military technologies for the public sector.

By Reuters


For two decades, Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems has designed some of the world’s leading weapons systems. But now it has its sights set on a somewhat different market – electric buses.

Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV

This venture from Israel’s largest listed defense company, whose drones and surveillance systems are top sellers around the world, is part of a broader strategy to use its military expertise to break into civilian markets.

It may seem a risky foray into a competitive market, but Elbit has a strong track record for adapting its technologies – often developed in secretive labs that employ cutting-edge research – into new applications. Continue Reading »

‘First of its Kind’ tunnel detection system to be installed on Israel’s border with Gaza

Israel’s Elbit Systems developed a unique sensor-based tunnel detection network in record time, as a response to the direct threat from Hamas.

By Udi Etsion, Matan Tzuri


A new tunnel detection system developed by Elbit Systems will protect Israeli citizens from the threat of infiltration by Hamas terrorists.

Picture of tunnel featured in Hamas newspaper during Operation Protective Edge.

Now, after two months of development, the Israel-based international defense electronics company says that they have created an effective system which uses sensors to detect tunnel building activity. The system will be implemented along the entire Israel-Gaza border, Elbit said.

The system includes a series of sensors. Continue Reading »

Mysterious death in Saudi Arabia of US employee of Israeli defense firm prompts investigation


Investigation by the US State Department started when Saudi authorities claimed Chris Cramer committed suicide and his family insisted that Chris was murdered.

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German Air Force planes to get Israeli anti-missile lasers installed


Israel’s Elbit system designed to protect large military & commercial aircraft against  ground attacks by heat seeking portable missiles to be installed on German Air Force planes.




Elbit Systems will install its J-Music anti-missile laser protection system on German Air Force transport planes, the Israeli defense firm announced Monday.

Elbit anti-missle laser

Elbit anti-missle laser. – Photo :ELBIT

Elbit was awarded the contract by Germany’s DIEHL Defence company, and within a year, the system will be operational on new German A400M Airbus aircraft.

“Designed to protect large military and commercial aircraft against attacks by ground to air heat seeking man-portable missiles (MANPADS), the J-MUSIC systems, will be integrated into a multi-turret DIRCM (Direct Infra Red Counter-Measures) system, ensuring 360 degree protection of the aircraft,” Elbit said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Israeli Defense Company Signs $12.7M Contract With U.S. Army

In never-ending US-Israel cooperation, the Pentagon deal with Elbit Systems Ltd. strengthens ties even further.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The US subsidiary of Israeli defense company Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded an approximately $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH) to the United States Army, it announced Sunday.

Apache helicopter

Apache helicopter – Photo courtesy: US Army/Elbit

As part of the contract, work will be performed over a two-year period at Elbit Systems of America’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We have specifically designed the helmet modifications of the AAIH and Apache Integrated Helmet and Display and Sight System to improve safety features and add greater comfort for the Army Aviator,” stated Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer, Elbit Systems of America, LLC. Continue Reading »

Israeli drones to secure Brazilian skies for World Cup


The fleet of Elbit’s Hermes 900, which will be equipped with a new & advanced intel gathering systems, will be carrying out “safety & security missions” to secure the 2014 World Cup.




Elbit’s Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft system will be deployed by the Brazilian Air Force to help secure the 2014 World Cup, the Israeli defense firm announced on Wednesday.

Drone to be deployed at 2014 World Cup

Elbit’s Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft to be deployed at 2014 World Cup

The drone will be equipped with a new and advanced intelligence gathering system, and will fly together with Elbit-produced Hermes 450 drones, which the Brazilian Air Force purchased in the past, to secure the games. Continue Reading »

Israeli defense firm to help secure US border with Mexico

Israeli defense firm Elbit wins $145 million contract to build surveillance towers along Arizona’s border with Mexico.

By i24NEWS


The Israeli defense company Elbit Systems confirmed on Wednesday that they had received a $145 million contract by the United States Department of Homeland Security to build security towers on Arizona’s border with Mexico.

Arizona’s border fence with Mexico – Photo: AFP

The company wrote in a press release on their website that the “Integrated Fixed Tower Project” would be implemented “over an approximately 12-month period.”

The work, which will apparently include cameras and radars with the capability to detect human movement, will be carried out by Elbit Systems of America, which is the company’s US subsidiary. Continue Reading »

Israel successfully tests anti-missile response system for civilian airliners

Elbit’s Sky Shield anti-missile system integrates a thermal camera with laser technology to deflect & protect all types of aircraft against ground-to-air missiles.



Israel has successfully completed final testing on a system that protects commercial planes from missile attacks, the defense ministry announced on Wednesday.


Testing of the Sky Shield system was “100 percent successful,” according to Brig. Gen. Eitan Eshel, head of research and development at the ministry.

The system integrates laser technology with a thermal camera to protect aircraft against missiles fired from the ground. It deflects missiles fired at aircraft by changing their direction. Continue Reading »

Who does Israel export sophisticated weaponry to? The Defense Ministry is silent

Although, most of the countries are already known, Jerusalem refuses to disclose a detailed list of recipients to avoid a morel debate over selling arms to autocratic regimes.



The Defense Ministry objects to any transparency or openness about Israeli arms sales, despite the serious failures that have recently been revealed in its export control department, as reported in Haaretz by Gili Cohen, and the recent forced resignation of department head Meir Shalit. The ministry almost always refrains from launching criminal investigations of exporters who break the law, preferring to settle the cases with administrative fines – or in other words, behind closed doors in the Defense Ministry, without anything being revealed. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Elbit Systems profit soars as do their UAVs


Business & Finance News: One of Israel’s top Defense electronics firm reports higher than expected quarterly profit due to sales growth in airborne systems, UAVs & cost cutting measures.

By Reuters



Israeli defense electronics firm Elbit Systems reported higher quarterly profit that beat estimates due to sales growth in airborne systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as cost cutting measures.

Elbit drone

Elbit drone

Elbit earned $1.32 per diluted share excluding one-time items in the third quarter, up from $1.18 a share a year earlier, the company said on Thursday.

Revenue grew to $730.6 million from $677.5 million. Continue Reading »

Pentagon will manufacture Israel developed F-35 helmet

Elbit Systems’ advanced F-35 pilot’s helmet has improved night vision camera, new liquid crystal displays and automated alignment & software enhancements.



The Pentagon will manufacture a pilot helmet for F-35 fighter jets co-developed by Elbit Systems, an Israeli company.

An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. – Photo: Bloomberg News

The Pentagon’s F-35 program made the announcement late last week, saying it would stop development on a second helmet developed by a British company in order to focus exclusively on perfecting the Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems Generation 2, or Gen 2, helmet.

Helmet mounted display system.

Helmet mounted display system.

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Pentagon adopts Israel’s Elbit & Rockwell Collins’ helmet for F-35 jets


The helmet projects all vital information the F-35 pilots need to know onto the helmet’s visor.



Israel’s Elbit Systems and US defense firm Rockwell Collins welcomed on Saturday a decision by the Pentagon to go wit their jointly developed helmet mounted display system (HMDS) and include it with all future F-35 fighter jets.

Helmet mounted display system. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In a statement, Kelly Ortberg, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Collins, said that the decision “validates the significant achievement” by the development team that produced the helmet, which she said “provides unprecedented situational awareness capabilities in support of the F-35 program.”

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Israel 1st to receive F-35 stealth jet fighter…but, a Jewish One. (Video)


The first state-of-the-art jet fighters scheduled to be delivered to Israel at the end of 2016, are also expected to be fitted with an Israeli “twist”.

Both Israeli defense companies Elbit & Rafael made impressive showing at Paris Air Show.

By Aharon Lapidot


Israel’s Air Force can start preparing the runways after the vice president of Lockheed Martin, Steve O’Bryan, announced on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show that Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 American-made stealth fighter jet.


The state-of-the-art fighter aircraft, the first of which are scheduled to be delivered to Israel at the end of 2016, are also expected to be fitted with an Israeli “twist.” Continue Reading »