Israel's newest and best aviation and defense products will go on display this week at the 50th-anniversary edition of the Paris Air Show, which is expected to draw 150,000 businesspeople in addition to a general audience of 200,000. Israel is one of 45 countries displaying its wares to 290 delegations from 82 countries, with 3,200 reporters to cover the event.
Among the Israeli aircraft on display will be a number of pilotless vehicles, as well as the Iron Dome, Spider and Magic Wand anti-missile systems. Aviation-related technology includes systems to defend aircraft against shoulder-launched missiles, electronic and electro-optic communications systems, helmet displays and other advanced avionics. Other items to be displayed include an all-weather attack pod, guided missiles, a light bomb and new production technology. About 150 Israeli companies operate in the military and civilian sectors of the industry, employing 44,000 people.