Monday, June 14, 2010

Israel Aerospace Industries’ ELTA Systems Awarded $57 Million (USD) Contract to Supply Air Defense Aerostat

ELTA Systems Ltd., a group and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI/ELTA) has been awarded a $57 million (USD) contract from a foreign customer to supply its Long Range Air Defense Radar EL/M-2083. The radar is installed on a tethered aerostat and enhances early warning capabilities.
Surface-based radars have limited line-of-sight to low flying airborne platforms, so in order to achieve longer detection range, the radar is installed at high altitude, using tethered aerostats or an aircraft.

IAI’s Corp. VP and ELTA President Nisim Hadas said: “IAI/ELTA has proven experience in aerostat-based air defense radar, and we are pleased that the customer has chosen us for this program. This contract will allow us to demonstrate our capabilities and unique technologies, and we are confident our customer will benefit from our systems.”
IAI/ELTA develops and manufactures a variety of air defense radars on a variety of platforms – ground, air, and sea.

ELTA Systems Ltd., a Group and wholly-owned subsidiary of IAI,  is one of Israel’s leading defense electronics companies and a leader in Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Early-Warning Command & Control, Home-Land Security, Self-Protection and Self-Defense, and Fire-Control applications on board both manned and unmanned aircraft.

1 comment:

  1. what do you think about oderer for such aerostat complex? US's army? Idia's military? Russian?