FCEDA, Virginia Israel Advisory Board to host Israeli defense manufacturing delegation for Feb. 3 conference

Fairfax County, Virginia, January 16, 2020 – The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) will co-host an Israeli defense manufacturing delegation on February 3, 2020.

The conference, Israel-Virginia Technology Innovation and Collaboration, will focus on the latest trends in the U.S. and in Israel in defense, aerospace, homeland security, border and infrastructure protection, and marine and land tactical surveillance. In addition, there will be an opportunity for one-on-one meetings to explore partnerships between Israeli and Virginia companies.

At the invitation of Governor Ralph Northam, the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense (SIBAT), is bringing a delegation of 17 Israeli companies to visit Virginia to explore collaboration and investments in the local economy. The delegation will be comprised of Israeli company representatives with advanced technologies and manufacturing capabilities in areas such as avionics, autonomous systems, naval technologies and public safety.

“This event will provide an outstanding opportunity for attendees and Virginia companies to hear presentations by Israeli defense manufacturing company executives and explore partnerships with them,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA.

Click here to register for the event.

Israeli companies, including the three largest Israeli defense contractors, are seeking to source $100 million of goods and services; develop research and development, manufacturing and sales partnerships, as well as meet with state agencies, counties and cities to understand their requirements for Homeland Security, intelligence and law enforcement-related technologies.

The companies can provide homeland security agencies, law enforcement/SWAT teams and critical infrastructure with the most innovative and operationally proven technologies in the world. The companies are working in these markets:

  • UAV and aerostats; counter UAV; sea-based unmanned systems for National Guard and the  Coast Guard;
  • Securing critical infrastructure – using fiber infrastructure; OSint; unmanned systems;
  • Police/SWAT – Intelligence; event management; breaching; training; robotic and non-lethal intervention;
  • Port security and intelligence – drugs, human trafficking; logistics; intelligence on crews, vessel cargo; and
  • City and county government resources, infrastructure management and event response management.

The Israeli companies that will be in attendance include: AccuBeat, A.D.L., Astronautics, BLER Systems, CityShob, Colugo, DSIT Solutions, ELBIT Systems, General Robotics, IAI, MAGAM Safety, Magna, Rafael, RT LTA Systems, SHILAT Optronics, Windward.

EVENT: One-day conference: “Israel-Virginia Technology Innovation and Collaboration”

DATE/TIME: Monday, February 3, 2020, 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM EST

LOCATION: Fairfax County EDA, 8300 Boone Boulevard, First Floor Conference Center, Tysons, VA 22182

COST: free

REGISTRATION: Register Here SPACE IS LIMITED, register by January 28, 2020

MEDIA: Please contact Alan Fogg at 703-790-0600 or

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

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