Elbit Systems Awarded Contract Worth $100 Million to Supply Intelligence and EW Aircraft to an International Customer

By ARIE EGOZI

Defence Industry

Haifa, Israel: Elbit Systems was awarded a follow-on contract worth approximately $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..

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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.

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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.