Israeli Defense Contractor IAI to Open a Dedicated Facility for Ground Warfare in Beer Sheva
The new facility will be dedicated to manufacturing autonomous robotic systems, terrestrial radar systems such as Drone Guard, and other advanced ground warfare technologies
Israeli government-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) is set to establish an innovative new manufacturing facility dedicated to ground warfare technologies in southern Israeli city Beer Sheva, the company announced Thursday.
As part of the initiative, IAI will pivot its existing facility in Beer Sheva, currently manufacturing combat ships and patrol vehicles, into manufacturing autonomous robotic systems, terrestrial radar systems such as Drone Guard, and other advanced ground warfare technologies, IAI said in a statement. IAI is set to invest tens of millions of shekels to build the necessary technological infrastructure and research and development facilities.
Government-owned IAI is Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company. It develops and markets defense systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber, and homeland security.
IAI Chairman Harel Locker. Photo: Zvika Tishler