Israel has a major presence here at the Singapore Airshow, arranged into a national pavilion under the auspices of SIBAT, the Israeli MOD’s defense export and cooperation division. Nine companies are exhibiting as part of the pavilion, between them offering what Brig. Gen. Shmaya Avieli, SIBAT’s director, describes as, “a wide range of Israeli technologies in the aviation, space and defense sectors, that together create a full and complete solution.”
Protecting aircraft and their crews from ground fire has long been a specialty of Plasan Sasa, which also offers ballistic armored solutions for personnel, vehicles and vessels. One of Plasan’s latest programs involved the provision of full protection from nose to tail for Boeing Chinook helicopters operated by a NATO country, but it also can supply kits to protect all types of tactical transport, assault and cargo helicopters.
Israel’s Plasan Sasa, a supplier of ballistic armor products, has been awarded a contract as a subcontractor for Permali Gloucester, the Royal Air Force’s sole source supplier for armor projects. This contract, valued at several million dollars, is a follow-on to a previous award made in 2003.