ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), was awarded initial contracts to supply advanced multi-mode radars and an Electronic Warfare (EW) protection system, both based on latest Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology. The combined contracts are worth over $60 million. The products to be delivered will provide the customer's fighter jets with high-performance radar sensing capabilities and maximum protection against potential ground and airborne threats.
The new AESA radar provides extended capabilities such as longer range detection, better target accuracy, and multi-target tracking capabilities which allows for simultaneous modes of operation such as Air-to-Air/Ground/Sea. For Air-to-Ground missions, the radar provides very high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mapping with Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) capabilities.
The EW protection suite provides fighter jets safeguard against Surface-to-Air and Air-to-Air weapon systems. Upon detection and identification of a threat, a warning is displayed and a type defensive countermeasure is automatically activated. The fighter jet's protection is maintained regardless of the weather and environmental conditions. The EW suite operates autonomously, without any pilot intervention, with fast reaction time.
“After overcoming very competitive tenders, ELTA was selected based on our capabilities to provide the latest state-of-the-art technologies in AESA radars and EW systems,” said Yoav Turgeman, IAI VP and CEO of ELTA. “ELTA has a long history of supplying modern and innovative products allowing our customers leading edge in the modern battlefield.”