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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Israel Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy: "Israel Aerospace Industries has a Vital Contribution to the Strength of the Israel Air Force and the Security of the State of Israel"

Dec 12, 2007

"Israel Aerospace Industries has a vital contribution to the strength of the Israel Air Force and for the security of the State of Israel," said Major General Eliezer Shkedy, Commander of the Israel Air Force (IAF) at a recent visit to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) facilities.

The IAF commander was hosted by IAI's Chairman of the Board of Directors, Yair Shamir, and by IAI's President & CEO, Itzhak Nissan. Shamir and Nissan presented IAI's activities in the development and supply of advanced technologies, products and services to the IAF.

The IAF Commander further said that the improvement in IAI's business results over the last couple of years was noticeable. He pointed out the close cooperation between IAI and the IAF.

During the visit, Maj. Gen. Shkedy was shown an advanced interactive tactical Distributed Mission Training system (DMT), developed and manufactured by IAI's Lahav Division. The DMT system consists of a number of simulated combat aircraft cockpits connected by a network, placed in 3600 dome and controlled by a planning and debriefing system, in real time.

The new system simulates a realistic battlefield and gives pilots an opportunity to train in "real world" combat situations against various threats, by operating their sensors and weapons. The DMT allows an unlimited number of pilots to simultaneously train on the ground. Each pilot sits in his own cockpit and all the simulators are connected through an HLA protocol that enables each pilot to view the same situational picture as the others. It also allows the flight instructor to "inject" data into the system, such as SAM missiles being "shot", anti-aircraft artillery threats, etc.

Every training center can operate independently, or be connected to other training centers for large-scale Distribution Mission Operations (DMO) training. In addition, the system can be used for experimenting and simulating new weapon systems and for conducting rehearsals before real combat missions.

The DMO will be connected soon to real aircraft with an advanced data link (EHUD) system allowing Live Virtual Constrictive (LVC) training can be preformed.

For further information, please contact:

Doron Suslik
Deputy Corporate Vice President for Communications
Tel: 972 (3) 935-8509
Fax: 972 (3) 935-8512

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