Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) revealed their latest weapon systems at the DEFEA Exhibition 2021 in Athens, Greece.
During the DEFEA exhibition, IAI presenting a variety of cutting-edge defense solutions for air, naval and land applications including C-130 maintenance capabilities, the Barak MX Air & Missile Defense System, loitering munition capabilities, flagship MMR radars and more.
Their latest kamikaze drones like the Harpy are of particular interest because they can be used as a weapon by crashing into a target. These weapons can also hunt down enemy air defenses, among other critical targets.
The loitering munitions family developed by IAI includes the Harpy-NG – a third generation of the system homing against radiating targets, the HAROP, a second-generation of a precision electro-optical attack system, the Mini-Harpy, dual (Electro-optical day& night + Anti-Radiation seeker) tactical advanced munitions system and the tactical loitering Green-Dragon system, as well as the ROTEM VTOL Tactical Loitering Munition.
IAI says the Mini-Harpy is the world’s only loitering munition with Dual EO/IR and Anti-Radiation seeker. The ability to seek and attack any target from any direction at any angle gives the Mini HARPY a significant advantage in any environment. In addition, long-range communication, long-endurance of loitering time and a deadly warhead enable it to deal with diverse targets in modern warfare.