Thirteen Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Israeli Pavilion
SIBAT – the Israeli Ministry of Defence’s International Defence Cooperation Directorate – will host thirteen companies in its pavilion at AUSA in Washington next week, with solutions focusing on tactical force protection, explosive detection systems, firearm applications, motion systems for air, sea and land applications, and more. The Directorate continues to strengthen cooperation between Israel’s defence industry and the United States through collaboration with small- and medium-sized defence companies (SMEs) that provide unique, flexible, rapidly-developed and -deployed solutions.
Today, military and security forces around the world need solutions for the rapid deployment of forces in the field and their protection. The Israeli defence industry has developed unique solutions to address these needs. Among the innovations presented at the pavilion are Ortech’s Y-FORT Bunkers and Shielded Walls, designed to protect soldiers gathered in briefing areas, for example. They can be assembled manually in a matter of a few hours by as few as three soldiers and a small tractor if needed: a neat adjunct to a unique barrier system developed by Mifram to counter ramming attacks by heavy vehicles – again, easy to install without the need for special infrastructure. Joining them are solutions to enhance force protection and survivability, including MS-Tech’s portable explosives detection systems, Safe Shoot’s two-sided fire prevention system using RF communication technology, Reshet Graf‘s IFF (Identify Friend or Foe ) solutions for personnel and vehicles (made from a passive infrared reflective material that can only be identified by night vision devices), and Magam’s self-sealing fuel tank, providing protection against the impact of bullets up to 20mm, increasing the survivability of vehicle and crew.
“Threats of terrorism around the world, and the changing nature of conflicts, require solutions that are portable, flexible and fast. Israel’s small and medium defence companies, belonging to the SME sector, are able to provide rapid and flexible development and production to meet these needs [….] The Israeli companies exhibiting at Israel’s National Pavilion bring with them advanced technologies that have already been proven operationally,” commented SIBAT Director Brig.-Gen. Mishel Ben Baruch.