Innovative 3D On-The-Move AESA Tactical Air Defence Radar
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled the ELM-2138M air defence (AD) radar at Eurosatory, featuring four full active electronically scanned array (AESA) staring panels for 360 degrees azimuth coverage, and on-the-move surveillance capabilities, the radar is positioned to become a game-changer for tactical air-defence and force protection roles.
A first contract of five ELM-2138M AD radars was recently signed with a European customer. The radars will be integrated into the joint airspace surveillance system by the end of 2019.
The ELM-2138M AD can be used as mobile force protection radar as well as gap filler to complement the local or national Air Situation Picture/Recognized Air Picture (ASP/RAP), encompassing a broad range of airborne targets – such as transport aircrafts, high-speed fighters, helicopters, glide bombs or drones. The radar can also provide Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (RAM) detection, providing real time accurate launch and impact point information of incoming hostile fire.
“The ELM-2138M AD provides new surveillance capabilities and improved RAM detection performance, thus enhancing force protection against a wide range of threats,” Nissim Hadas, IAI EVP and President of ELTA Systems Ltd., said. “We are proud of this new system joining our family of air defense radars used for frontline operational defence and force protection.”
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