IAI/ELTA completes delivery of first secured border crossing in Argentina
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently completed the installation of the first secured border crossing in Argentina. The installation was completed just a few months after IAI had won a contract worth tens of millions of dollars for provision of border control systems for four border crossings characterised by different topologies.
IAI, through its Electronic Defense Group ELTA Systems (IAI ELTA), has completed the first part of the installation at the La Quiaca border crossing and has delivered it to the Argentinean Home Security Ministry, for use by the Gendarmeria, Argentina’s border guard. The next border crossings awaiting installation are Salvador Mazza, Aguas Blancas and Puerto Iguazu.
IAI ELTA provided a large-scale, integrated ground system with various radars,electro optical and infrared (EO/IR) and additional surveillance sensors, communication, command and control systems. The next phases will include provision of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including several BirdEye650D Small Tactical UAS, several mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), BirdEye400 and HoverMast100 systems.
In addition, a range of other sensors, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) vehicles (ELI-3302 GRANITE ISRV), and a variety of different radars, EO/IR and additional surveillance sensors will be providedas well as. The system consists of both fixed towers and mobile stations, enabling versatile operation of the ground forces. Cyber solutions were integrated into the system for early detection and identification of various threats near the border. The information collected from the sensors is sent in real time to the control systems in each border crossing while a centralised system fuses the data into a complete picture which is forwarded to a central command.
“The integration of IAI’s intelligence tools provides Argentina with a novel approach to border control and grappling with multiple challenges faced by many countries,” Major General (Ret.) Gadi Shamni, Executive Vice President of Land Systems at IAI, said. “IAI’s land systems offer a range of strategic and tactical solutions targeting multiple threats. We combine technological expertise, advanced communication solutions and innovative operational concepts into a comprehensive solution.”
In addition to better-equipped crossings, according to IAI, Argentina’s border guard will now benefit from a control center that compiles all information received from various sensors in real time, displaying a complete picture that captures and manages maximum surveyed areas and intelligence information.
provided a large-scale, integrated ground system with various radars,electro optical and infrared (EO/IR) and additional surveillance sensors, communication, command and control systems.