WATCH: 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 »
The Jewish State’s largest private defense contractor seeks to expand into commercial markets by adapting their advanced military technologies for the public sector.
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 »
Israel’s Elbit Systems developed a unique sensor-based tunnel detection networkin 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.
There is a major mystery surrounding the death of Chris Cramer, an employee of Kollsman Inc., a US subsidiary of Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabi – Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The authorities in the Saudi city of Tabuk claim that Cramer committed suicide, after falling from his hotel window on the third floor of the Sahara Makarim Hotel. However, his family and friends in the US insist that he was murdered as part of a complicated arms deal, reports “Fox News.”
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. – 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 »
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 – 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 »
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.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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.
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 Elbit wins $145 million contract to build surveillance towers along Arizona’s border with Mexico.
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 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 »
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 »
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.
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 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.
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. – 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.
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.
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.”
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 »
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