IMI Systems successfully demonstrates its innovative artillery systems to Philippines senior defense officials

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MANILA, -- IMI Systems (formerly Israel Military Industries) last week demonstrated a full spectrum of its advanced solutions for the next generation of artillery systems to a gathering of senior officials from the Philippines and other 16 countries including a number of NATO members.

The presentation showcased live firing of the Accular, a high precision guided rocket for ranges of up to 40 km, the highly accurate 155 mm shell developed by IMI Systems in cooperation with BAE Systems Rokar, and an activation of EXTRA missile 120kg warhead. The EXTRA missile is designed to attack qualitative targets from 30 km up to a range of 150 km.

In addition, IMI Systems presented advanced artillery radars manufactured by Elta, a UAV from Elbit, and a regional meteorology system made by the Mer Group.

The event, which took place at an undisclosed IDF firing range located in southern Israel, was hosted by IMI Systems' newly appointed Chairman, Mr. Yitzhak Aharonovitch, and CEO, Mr. Avi Felder.

“The success of this demonstration further enhances IMI Systems' already established position as a world leading systems house for unique artillery systems,” said Mr. Aharonovitch.

The Philippine military officials present during the said demonstration were National Defense Undersecretary for Finance and Material Raymund Elefante, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Ricardo Visaya, Army commanding general Lieutenant General Eduardo Año, Philippine Marine Corps commandant Major General Andre M. Costales Jr., Navy vice commander Rear Admiral Rafael G. Mariano, and other officials from the Army and Navy.

The IMI Lynx mobile launching system.

The IAI-Elta ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar.

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