Israel had one of the largest national presences at the Singapore air show - the island nation and much of Asia are major export markets for the state’s highly innovative aerospace and defence companies, whose products are often honed by the exacting requirements of their domestic customer.

Here, we look at some areas in which the sector excels and cont inues to invest heavily, including unmanned systems, surveillance, intelligent missiles and satellites, and speak to its major players: Elbit Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael.