Development and Manufacture of Aerospace, Military and Civil Technologies and Systems


Founding Year 1953
Address Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel 7010000 - View Map
Phone 03-9353111
Fax 03-9358278
Email [email protected]
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Harel Locker, Chairman, IAI

Harel Locker


Nimrod Sheffer, President & CEO, IAI

Nimrod Sheffer

President & CEO


IAI is a world leader in the delivery of state-of-the-art ground, air, sea, space, and cyber technologies and systems. IAI operates in the defense and commercial markets of 90 countries around the world. In 2017, IAI's sales totaled $3.5 billion, with some 80% in exports. IAI's backlog in 2017 reached $11.2 billion. IAI continually expands R&D investment to create additional future growth engines.

Core Areas of Activity
IAI develops and produces a wide range of cutting-edge satellites and satellite equipment, including observation and communication satellites, scientific/research satellite systems, ground control stations, mission centers, and launchers. With the latest members of OPTSAT-3000 (an electro-optical imaging) satellite product line, TECSAR (a Synthetic Aperture Radar observation) satellite line and AMOS communications satellite product line, IAI has utilized the advanced technologies, experience and know-how developed over the years to provide users with cost effective and comprehensive solutions for national security and commercial applications.

Missile Defense
IAI has led the development of Israel’s multi-layered missile defense program since 1990, as the prime contractor for the Arrow 2 and 3 missile defense systems and provider of key sensors for other widely deployed, air and missile defense systems. IAI is also leading the groundbreaking Barak-8 program, an advanced long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat.

Unmanned Systems
With over 40 years’ experience and 1,600,000 operational flight hours, in support of key military operations around the world, IAI is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of UAS technology. IAI supports a wide range of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned surface vessels (USV).

Naval Systems
IAI develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced naval mission systems, sensors, and combat management systems: maritime radars, electro-optical payloads, electronic warfare, communication and datalinks, and C4I. IAI’s defense systems include the Barak family of anti-air and anti-missile defense system and the Gabriel anti-ship attack missile. IAI also offers the Super Dvora Class of Multi-Mission Patrol & Attack Boats – the ideal purpose designed high speed/high endurance platform for a variety of military and non-military missions.

Intelligence Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR)
IAI delivers real-time reconnaissance, electronic intelligence capabilities through turnkey solutions focusing on strategic and targeting assets. These include Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Image Intelligence (IMINT), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies, and day & night EO/IR systems, all implemented through integrated, networked and connected system of systems.

Modernization & Upgrade
IAI transforms previous generation platforms on aircraft and helicopters of Eastern and Western origin into advanced, effective systems able to meet today’s and tomorrow’s most demanding mission requirements. Modernization packages often include a comprehensive life extension and system upgrades with advanced avionics, training equipment, simulators, and mission planning and debriefing systems.

Homeland Security (HLS) & Cyber
Operational at some of the world’s most sensitive conflict areas, IAI’s comprehensive, integrated solutions utilize airborne, ground-based, maritime or mobile sensors, augmented by unattended platforms like aerostat or unmanned patrol vehicles, through secure information networks. IAI also offers a comprehensive suite of cyber-intelligence, cyber early warning and cyber training and simulation systems for defense, intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security applications. IAI’s cyber capabilities address all operational levels, from signal interception and analysis, to advanced, user-directed monitoring, assessment and targeting.

Ground Systems
IAI develops advanced systems and capabilities for use by land forces, including state of the art battle management and communication systems supporting on-the-move broadband communications and integrated targeting and navigation technology for precision guided weapons. IAI also offers a wide range of combat support systems – from guided missiles to obstacle breeching, counter-mine, and counter-IED. A significant thrust of IAI’s land systems development is in the area of robotics, integrating autonomous navigation, sensor fusion, terrestrial and SATCOM communications through the implementation of modular robotic building blocks.

Commercial Aviation
IAI designs and manufactures business jets, primary aerostructures and landing gear, servo control and actuator systems for major international OEMs. IAI is also a recognized, global leader for aircraft passenger to cargo conversion as well as an expert, one-stop-shop for commercial aircraft, with full maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, engines and components.

Aerospace Engineering and Development Center
IAI maintains an excellence center for aerospace engineering and development. As a member of the exclusive club of civil aircraft OEM’s (FAR 25 & FAR 23 categories), IAI has full capabilities to design, develop and certify new air-vehicles and provide engineering, upgrade and conversion services to any aircraft type. This includes everything from initial concept definition to rapid prototype design, testing and certification, and full scale development of manned and unmanned, commercial and military aerial platforms. With unique synergy of industry experts, highly-skilled engineers and experienced Israeli test-pilots, combined with a legacy of comprehensive disciplines, cutting edge technologies and innovative laboratories and test centers, IAI’s Engineering and Development Center is designed to build the aircraft of tomorrow – turning a vision into a flying machine.

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