Paris Air Show

Elisra highlights sensors and IR protection systems

 - June 25, 2007, 9:58 AM

The Elisra Group is showcasing a wide range of specialist products, from UAV sensors and IR protection systems to a new immune satellite navigation system at its exhibition in the Israel Pavilion. Seventy-percent owned by Elbit Systems, the Elisra Group consists of three principal constituents: Elisra Electronic Systems, Tadiran Electronic Systems and Tadiran-Spectralink. The company offers an extensive range of UAV-related equipment, including the Emerald AES-210V payload for ELINT and SkyFix for COMINT. Its radar-warning receivers and missile approach warning systems have applications for both manned and unmanned craft. During the war over Lebanon last year, the PAWS system flew aboard many of the Israeli helicopters–plus the F-16I. The system operates in the mid-IR range and is a staring array for detecting missile approaches and even small arms fire. The original PAWS system for helicopters forms the basis for a growing family that now covers the PAWS-2 for the F-16I, SPIRS for transport aircraft, LORICA for commercial aircraft and TANDIR for combat ground vehicles.

Also on display are a range of datalinks from Tadiran-Spectralink. The TVL-II Tactical Video Link family allows ground units to receive imagery from UAVs in real time. The systems can be vehicle-mounted, or carried by individual troops. One, the V-Rambo, uses a small video receiver that can be worn on the wrist. Elisra’s V-STAR C4I system, a pocket-sized module that allows the receipt and transmission of mission-critical data, has proven itself ideal for control of UAVs and unmanned ground vehicles.

Other Elisra products include the iSNS/V1 GPS electronic counter-countermeasures system that provides jamming immunity for GPS receivers. The group is showcasing its All-in-One concept for electronic warfare systems, in which disparate systems can be harnessed and integrated into a single enhanced system. This unification can increase the overall mission effectiveness by allowing, say, self-protection radar warning receivers to act as target information providers.