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Elta Radar Sales Announced

 - February 14, 2012, 6:15 AM
IAI's Elta Systems radar.

Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary Elta Systems has announced a series of new orders this week to various customers for fighter radars, maritime surveillance radars and electronic countermeasures pods.

Leading the way is a $150 million contract to supply ELM-2032 fighter radars. IAI (Booth N41) does not comment on the identity of customers, but it has been reported that the customer is in Asia. This advanced sensor is of modular design with a mechanically scanned antenna that can be scaled to fit a range of fighter aircraft. ELM-2032s have already been installed in F-4, F-5, F-16, Mirage, Kfir, MiG-21, Jaguar IM and Sea Harrier aircraft, mostly as retrofits during upgrade programs. The radar has also been selected to equip Korea’s TA/FA-50s and the Indian Tejas fighter.

Elta has also recently achieved more success for its ELM-2022A maritime surveillance radar, which offers a number of modes including inverse SAR. This company has announced separate contracts from two undisclosed customers, with a combined worth of $35 million. More than 100 ELM-2022As are in service on a variety of platforms, including Australia’s P-3 Orions.

Finally, Elta has received $36 million worth of orders from two customers for its ELL-8212/22 electronic countermeasures pods for the protection fighter aircraft. The company has supplied hundreds of these pods to several air arms, and they equip aircraft of both eastern and western origin.