Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) is unveiling two new lightweight maritime surveillance radar systems at the Euronaval International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition in Paris this week - the ELM-2022ES radar and the ELM-2022ML.
The ELM-2022ES radar system, developed by IAI unit ELTA Systems Ltd., provides optimal maritime and ground surveillance and imaging capabilities, in addition to simultaneous air surveillance. The system implements the proven operating modes and processing algorithms of IAI's existing ELM-2022 family, while using the capabilities of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology. The radar system combines mechanical scan in the horizontal plane with fine beam shifting, and full electronic scan in the vertical plane, providing improved detection, particularly at high sea states.
The ELM-2022ES can be installed on various mission aircraft, and be operated for a variety of military and maritime law-enforcement missions, such as Maritime Surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare, Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance, ISR, HomeLand Security (HLS), and search and rescue missions. It has already attracted interest from leading customers worldwide.
ELM-2022ML uses a unique front-end design in which most of the radar components are installed directly on the mechanical antenna array. Weighing only 50kg, this radar is suitable for the growing market of small to medium UAVs as well as light reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters. All modes and capabilities of the existing radar are retained. This radar is especially suitable for maritime law enforcement and HLS missions.
IAI's ELM-2022 family is well established in its category: over 250 systems have been sold to customers in over 25 countries worldwide. The radar is currently operated on many platforms including the P-3, Bombardier Dash-8, Airbus Military C-295 and C-235, Dornier 228 Maritime Patrol Aircraft, maritime helicopters and on IAI's Heron 1 Maritime UAV.
"We are monitoring developing market requirements for performance and size and continue to add new versions and modes of operation to extend the capabilities of our radars," said IAI Executive VP and ELTA President Nissim Hadas, "these two new members of the ELM-2022 family allow us to provide an optimal solution for every platform category and customer requirement."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on October 26, 2014
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