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I-View, IAI's Newest Addition To MALAT's UAV Family To Be Displayed At Paris Air Show

Jun 14, 2003

The I-View Close Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system will be displayed at the 2003 Paris AirMalat's I-View UAVShow. The I-View is the newest addition to the line of UAVs developed and manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries' MALAT Division.

The I-View UAV system is capable of performing close-range surveillance, reconnaissance, target-acquisition, and artillery adjustment missions making it an ideal cost-effective UAV for front-line battlefield operations.

The I-View uses automatic catapult assisted launch and automatic precision parafoil recovery eliminating the need for a runway and adding to its effectiveness a front line UAV system.

I-VIEW Specifications

Max Range 50-80 km
Endurance 4-6 hours
Max Altitude 15,000-22,000 ft

Technical Data

Max Take-off Weight 125-165 kg
Max Payload Weight 20-30 kg
Wing Span 5.70 m
Overall Length 4.10 m

In addition to the I-View , the IAI exhibit at Paris Air Show will also feature other MALAT UAVs including the Searcher and the Hunter.

The Searcher Mk-II multi-role tactical system will be equipped with the ELTA Systems EL/M-2055 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload. Searcher is operational with the Israel Defense Forces and other international forces.

The Hunter multi-role tactical UAV that will be displayed was manufactured for the Belgium Army by the Belgium Eagle Consortium, an association between IAI's MALAT Division, SONACS s.a. and Thales Communications Belgium s.a. . The Belgium Hunter is an upgraded version of the U.S. Army Hunter UAV co-produced by IAI and Northrop Grumman (formally TRW) and has successfully operated both in Kosovo and more recently in Iraq.

IAI's MALAT Division is a world leader in developing and integrating UAV systems for the Israel Defense Forces and more than 20 international customers. IAI UAVs have accumulated more than 150,000 operational flight hours.

Established in 1953, Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd. (IAI) is Israel's largest high-tech concern and a globally recognized leader for the defense and commercial markets. IAI provides unique and cost-effective technological solutions for a broad spectrum of needs in space, air, land, sea and homeland defense. In fulfilling overseas contracts, the company works with domestic partners through technology transfer and other agreements.

IAI is an established leader in a vast number of fields including: unmanned air and ground vehicles, radars, secure communications, AEW, EW, ELINT/ESM, SIGINT and COMINT/COMJAM, air-to-air refueling, maintenance, upgrading and conversion of military aircraft and helicopters, Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missiles (ATBM), optronic payloads, navigation, smart weapons, missiles, commercial satellites and launchers, mine detection, clearing and breaching systems and many other core technologies, products and services.
IAI holds the prestigious ISO 9001 certification and its products and technologies are fully backed by comprehensive Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), training, and complete after-sales service.

For further information, please contact:

Doron Suslik
Deputy Corp. VP Communications
Tel: 972 (3) 935-8509
Fax: 972 (3) 935-8512
Email: hpaz@iai.co.il

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