Tag Archive for Israel Military Industries

Elbit acquires IMI, maker of the Uzi, for $522 million

Elbit Systems plans to relocate the IMI facilities from central Israel to the southern Negev, a move that would allow real estate development in central Israel and broaden the economic development in the Negev.

By i24NEWS – AFP


Israel is selling state-owned IMI Systems, maker of the Uzi sub-machine gun, to defense company Elbit Systems for more than half a billion dollars, the finance ministry said on Sunday.

The government began the process of privatizing IMI Systems, formerly known as Israel Military Industries, in 2013.

IMl’s UZI PRO 9mm automatic pistol – Photo: gar2chan/Wikimedia

The firm is the manufacturer of the legendary Uzi sub-machine gun [top photo] and the Galil assault rifle. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Robots and Drones From European Defense Expo 2016


view videoCheck out these impressive Israeli innovations featured at Europe’s most prominent defense conference, the Eurosatory: An anti-drone defense system, a new robotic vehicle, and a unique stealthy UAV to name but a few.

By Udi Etsion


Israel’s presence at the Euro 2016 soccer championships, taking place in France, may be limited to the audience at home (and some lucky spectators who managed to get tickets), but at Eurosatory—Europe’s most important weapons and defense expo—Israel will have a central role. A large number of innovative new products made by firms from the holy land will be shown at the conference. 

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US Army selects Israeli firm to supply protection system for American APC

view videoThe US Army chose Israel’s Iron Fist Active Protection System for its armored personnel carriers, designed to detect and intercept a range of incoming missiles and rocket-propelled grenades for light-to-medium-weight APCs.


The US Army has chosen Israel Military Industries to provide it with an active protection system for its armored personnel carriers in a dramatic development for Israel’s defense export market.

IDF ‘Nemer’ APC with Trophy Protection System

The system will be installed on APC rooftops.

It will use a combination of a radar and an electro-optical sensor to detect and intercept a range of incoming missiles and rocket-propelled grenades, IMI corporate vice president of marketing Avinoam Zafir told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Continue Reading »

New Israeli GPS 18-rocket system becomes operational


The Israel developed GPS-guided Romach rocket system can launch 18 rockets within a minute, and has a reported range of 35 kilometers with an accuracy of within 10 meters of its target.

By Israel Hayom Staff


One year after commencing field testing, the Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday declared that a new guided artillery rocket called the Romach (“Spear”) is now operational.

The Roach will be used with the Artillery Corps’ M270 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems  – Photo: GOC Army Headquarters

The Artillery Corps completed integrating the new system In recent weeks, the IDF said. The GPS-guided rocket is made by Israel Military Industries. Continue Reading »

New Delhi and Jerusalem to sign huge weapons deal

India and Israel are set to sign a $3 billion weapons deal preceding Indian PM Narendra Modi’s first official visit to the Jewish State.

By Itamar Eichner


A $3 billion weapons deal is to be signed between Israel and India ahead of a historic planned visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Holy Land.

India is planning to buy 164 laser systems for its air force, specifically for its Sukhoi-30MKI and Jaguar planes, and 250 precision guided bunker busting bombs, according to a report in The Times of India on Tuesday. 

Spike missile – Photo: Ynet

Additionally, negotiations have started on the acquisition of 321 Spike anti-tank systems and 8,356 missiles. 

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Meet ‘Morty’ – IDF’s 1st GPS guided mortar shell


Israel Military Industries develops the first GPS-guided 120mm mortar shell for the IDF, solving accuracy issue, offering pinpoint military accuracy for Gaza terrorist cells.

By Yoav Zitun


Could this be the answer to rocket launching terror cells in Gaza? The IDF is set receive a new model of a GPS-guided mortar shell, developed by Israel Military Industries. The weapon is designed to deliver a quick strike against terrorist cells, especially those in the Gaza Strip, and was given the original name “Morty” (Patzmi, a play on the Hebrew acronym for mortar).

'Morty' IDF new mortar shell

Morty’ IDF new mortar shell – IDF

“Mortar shells were always considered an inaccurate weapon that hit only the target area and not the target itself,” a security source told Ynet. Continue Reading »