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IAI plans display of missiles

May 17, 2011 at 5:55 AM   |   Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17 (UPI) -- Israel Aerospace Industries reports it will present a new maritime application for its Jumper autonomous artillery system in Singapore this week.

Other systems by IAI, its division and subsidiaries on display at the Singapore International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference include unmanned aerial vehicles, radars and surveillance payloads.

"IAI is always striving to achieve new goals and extract its abilities to the max," said Itzhak Nissan, president and chief executive officer of IAI. "In this maritime exhibition we shall present our advanced technologies and products, which deliver (to) our clients the best solutions in all fronts."

Jumper -- designed and manufactured by the MLM Division MLM Division of Systems, Missiles and Space Group -- is a precision tactical weapon system launched from a Vertical Launcher Hive to strike targets at ranges of up to 31 miles.

The VLH can be deployed on a truck or on the ground or on a vessel deck for sea-to-land fire support.

The VLH is composed of eight or more canistered missiles and one integrated command and control unit. Each Jumper missile is GPS/INS equipped.

IAI is also showing its Naval Barak-8 long-range missile defense and air defense systems; the Naval Lahat advanced Laser Homing Attack Missile; its fixed-wing Maritime Heron unmanned aerial system and naval rotary UAV; and Multi-function Surveillance Track and Guidance Radar and Advanced Lightweight Phased Array Naval Radar Vertical Takeoff/Landing System.

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