Elbit to supply Intelligence and EW aircraft to an international customer

By Arie Egozi

Israeli company Elbit Systems was awarded a follow-on contract worth approximately USD 100 million to convert commercial aircraft into Intelligence and Electronic Warfare (EW) aircraft for an international customer. The contract will be performed over a period of three years.

As part of the contract, Elbit Systems will equip the aircraft with advanced Intelligence Mission Suite and EW capabilities. This solution will provide a comprehensive operational picture of the arena generated by SIGINT and Electro-Optics VISINT sensors and systems as well as the capability to activate Electronic Counter Measures against a range of threats. The aircraft will also be equipped with Immune Satellite Navigation Systems (ISNS) and an advanced self-protection solution.

Using electronic warfare systems, targeted electronic attacks can be launched to disrupt and block a wide variety of Communication and Radar threats, and enable the aircraft SIGINT operator’s full spectrum control.

Oren Sabag, General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR & EW said that the contract this airborne ISR and EW solution is relevant for today’s defence needs, and designed to be “future ready” and adaptable to the fast-evolving operational requirements of the company’s customers.



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