IAI showcases satellites and lunar lander at upcoming International Astronautical Congress

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel’s Space House will oversee the country’s Space Exhibit at the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, showcasing their new array of space technology.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel’s Space House will oversee the country’s Space Exhibit at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai later this month, showcasing an array of new space technologies in Earth observation, communications and lunar landers.

The company is expected to showcase their new OPTSAT-3000 and TecSAR observation satellites, a new mini-communications satellite prototype, a cloud-based ground station, as well as their new Beresheet lunar lander.

Shlomi Sudri, IAI executive vice president and general manager of the IAI space division, welcomed the opportunity the present the company’s space capabilities and help build regional co-operation.

“IAC brings together the greatest minds in the space sector and we are very excited to participate in this event and showcase our latest cutting-edge technologies and insights as Israel’s leader in the sector,” Sudri said.

“The space sector is an important field where we can advance regional cooperation and bring to life new collaborations with our neighbors while learning from each other.”

Earlier this month, the company was selected to as the new prime contractor and integrator for the development of the Israeli Army’s future armoured fighting vehicle (AFV).

Dubbed the Carmel, the AFV is expected to be a two-man operated, closed hatch vehicle that is supported by autonomous systems assisting with mission planning, situational awareness, driving and lethality.

“We are very proud that the IMoD and the Land Forces Division selected the Carmel solution presented and developed by IAI. The central principles behind the company’s concept of land combat include intelligence gathering and acquisition of targets in the battlefield, conducted autonomously,” Boaz Levy, president and CEO of IAI, said.

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