“How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, that didst cast lots over the nations!” Isaiah 14:12)
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is pioneering military flight safety with the introduction of its Collision Warning System (CWS), an innovative, lifesaving solution designed to warn combat pilots in situations when potential collision with commercial and civilian aircraft is imminent. Developed by IAI’s MALAM Division, CWS will be on display at the I/ITSEC exhibition in Orlando, FL, November 28 through December 2, 2016.
Increasing congestion in civil air space poses a growing challenge to flight safety in general and for military operations near or within civilian airspace in particular. CWS enables military pilots to fly safely in both training and operational flights without risk to civilian or military aircraft nearby.
The new system monitors non-military platforms and warns of the proximity and risk of collision with commercial aircraft. CWS creates an aerial picture and provides a complete air situational picture with warnings visible only to the military pilot – no indications are provided to civilian aircraft.
“The growing congestion of the airspace and lack of integration between military and civil air spaces requires new, independent solutions to prevent collisions,” Jacob Galifat, General Manager of the IAI/MALAM Division, said on Wednesday. “Such systems will improve flight safety without compromising operational freedom. The CWS we are introducing today combines the independence, operational freedom, ease of integration and affordability which are so important for the military operator, enabling military pilots to fly safely without risk to civilian or military aircraft nearby, in both training and operational flights.”