Photo by Israeli Air Force on 13 July, 2021

Israel and India to Expand Defense Ties at Aero India 2023

Public By Pesach Benson • 7 February, 2023

Jerusalem, 7 February, 2023 (TPS) -- Israel Aerospace Industries will sign a series of Memorandums of Understanding with Indian defense contractors at an Indian defense exhibition next week.

The Aero India 2023 show, India’s largest defense exhibition, begins on Sunday at the Yelahanka Airforce Base in Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India.

The biannual event brings together leading figures in the aviation industry with the business, defense and government sectors to strike deals and explore areas of cooperation among the pavilions where businesses showcase their products.

The IAI will display a number of its aerial drones, a mini communications satellite, a supersonic, long-range air-ground assault rocket and an electronic warfare system designed to detect and disrupt ground and airborne threats among other items.

Israeli defense exports to India are reportedly $1.5 billion-$2 billion annually. The IAI has provided the Indian Armed Forces with air and missile defense systems, satellites, radars, unmanned aerial systems and training platforms.

The IAI is also working with Indian authorities to develop and produce military technologies for use in the air, land and sea.

“We are very excited to be back in India for Aero India, which brings together some of our leading partners in the defense sector,” said IAI President and CEO Boaz Levy in a statement

“We have been working closely with the Indian defense industry for more than 30 years and we look forward to further collaboration following the exhibition. We look forward to meeting our friends and partners while exhibiting our cutting-edge technologies to the Indian, Asian and global markets during this distinguished exhibition.”