UAS, ATV and LM …
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will highlight the breadth and comprehensive nature of its defence and security solutions during IDET 2021 in Brno this week. The HERON family of UAS and Z-family ground vehicles will be on prominent display.
HERON UAS are operationally proven and designed to provide high quality ISR mission capabilities. Featuring wideband datalinks and with optional SATCOM utility, they offer easy and runway-independent operation from semi-prepared airstrips.
Z-family off-road and multi-terrain vehicles (ZIBAR, ZMAG and ZD) are intended for both military and security forces. Resistant to harsh conditions, these robust multi-purpose 4X4 vehicles offer superior off-road performance. Powerful engines and highly reliable automatic transmissions, together with ruggedised suspension systems, facilitate carriage of soldiers and large payloads at considerable speed over a variety of terrains, making them ideal platforms for manoeuvre forces. IAI recently acquired the rights to the Z-family and has concluded an agreement with the Israeli MoD for the manufacture and supply of Z-MAG all-terrain vehicles (ATV) to the IDF.
The company’s latest tactical loitering munition (LM) will also be on show. IAI has 30 years’ experience delivering LM to fulfil a wide array of battlefield functions and will display ROTEM – the first combat-proven VTOL LM, already in use with several nations’ armed forces – and MINI-HARPY, a tactical system designed for field and maritime operations.
The VTOL ROTEM loitering munition is already in service in several countries. (Photo: IAI)