Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced Wednesday it is expanding its global presence by opening a local office in Australia. By establishing a presence in the region, IAI wishes to increase cooperation and sharing of knowledge with local industries in an effort to share IAI’s experience and knowhow, and thus enhance Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities.
Following the opening of the office, IAI looks forward to participating in Australia's Land Forces Exhibition 2021, which will be held June 1-3 in Queensland. During the exhibition, IAI will present a variety of land solutions such as end-to-end and cutting-edge sensors for force protection. Furthermore, IAI will present awareness solutions including information gathering reconnaissance, surveillance, communication as well as a selection of loitering munitions capabilities, the company said.
IAI’s participation in the Land Forces Exhibition follows the company's recent establishment of a partnership with BIS to found Auto-Mate, a company for autonomous mining operations. The joint venture pairs the operational experience of BIS in the mining sector with IAI’s industry-leading capabilities in autonomous technologies. In addition, last year IAI successfully demonstrated its autonomous Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) to the IDF and the Ministry of Defense. The Carmel program focuses on enhanced AI, autonomous and automatic capabilities for current and future combat scenarios, with the ability to maneuver in urban environments and be operated by as few as two soldiers. The Carmel is part of a vast portfolio of land robotics and vehicles, according to IAI.
Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI said "IAI is excited to establish presence in Australia and further cooperation with local industries. IAI seeks to share its knowledge and know-how to enhance Australia's sovereign defence solutions and look forward to reaching market potential. During the Land Forces exhibition IAI will display a wide range of advanced technological systems for the Australian market and we hope to establish new opportunities for the near- and long-term future."