Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed two separate agreements with two countries to deliver long range loitering munitions. The contracts’ combined value is $145M. These two significant orders follow a previous contract signed earlier this year, that has also declared the purchase of IAI’s long range loitering munitions.
This series of orders represent the growing global demand for IAI’s long range loitering munition family and demonstrates IAI’s unique capability in this market segment.
Loitering munitions have proven critical to achieving operational success on the battlefield worldwide. The flexibility in strikes that can be achieved with a loitering munition is a major advantage in combat and the type of precision reached is of strategic and national importance. The latest orders emphasize the trust in IAI’s loitering munitions family in bringing the required advantages to each country respectively.
Boaz Levy, IAI’s President and CEO
IAI’s family of long range loitering munitions includes the Harpy NG, Harop, and Mini Harpy. In the 1980s, IAI invented the loitering munitions weapons class when it introduced the HARPY. Equipped with an Anti-Radiation (AR) seeker, the Harpy was designed for the Autonomous Suppression of Enemy Air Defence (SEAD) missions. Today, IAI offers the Next Generation, the HARPY NG – a more advanced loitering munition used against a diverse range of radiating targets.
IAI is proud to pave the way in air defence, precision strikes, missiles, space, radars, UAVs, civil aviation, and cyber defence. IAI’s land, air, naval, and space systems are currently proving critical to security forces during Israel’s Iron Swords War, and other defense organizations around the world.