Israeli companies participating in land forces expo in Australia

Rafael, Elbit and IAI are trying to make inroads into the Australian market. The main enemy: China

Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Melissa Price MP

A giant exposition of land weapons systems is taking place this week in Brisbane, Australia, with hundreds of companies from all over the world, including Israel, in attendance, and an emphasis on offensive weapons systems, attack helicopters, military logistics, robotics and autonomous systems. Three Israeli companies are participating in the Land Forces 2021 international exhibition.   

Israel Aerospace Industries is taking part in the large exhibition (700 participants) with plans to expand its presence in Australia and even open a local office. In the land forces exhibition, IAI is displaying a variety of new sensors and solutions for development of situational awareness, including reconnaissance, data collection, surveillance and communications, as well as a variety of types of munitions. 

Elbit Systems is showcasing command and control, communications, computer and intelligence systems, armored vehicles, soldier systems and helicopter solutions. It is also displaying machine-assisted decisionmaking using artificial intelligence algorithms, automation, and target acquisition. Elbit has a new Centre of Excellence in Melbourne dealing with R&D of advanced autonomous solutions intended for militaries, homeland security and emergency services.   

Rafael is displaying Spike missiles as well as the Trophy, Iron Dome, Drone Dome, and Fire Weaver systems.  

The exposition in Australia is focused on land forces in line with the government's decision to invest 55 billion Australian dollars over the next decade in development of the capabilities of the land forces of the Australian Army. Thus, the emphasis is on topics such as defense companies, communications systems, civilian defense, preparation for crises on the home front, firefighting, medicine, collection of data and statistics, and military applications.   

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