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October 27, 2017

IAI delivers 3D air surveillance and defence radar to Nato country

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed the delivery of an air defence radar system to a European Nato member country, under a previously awarded contract.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed the delivery of an air defence radar system to a European Nato member country, under a previously awarded contract.

The contract covered the delivery of several mobile, advanced 3D air surveillance and defence radar systems manufactured by IAI’s subsidiary ELTA Systems.

The radars were integrated within the national and Nato air and missile defence system to provide close-to-the-force air defence support.

These systems are capable of detecting a wide variety of airborne platforms, including low-altitude high-speed fighter aircraft, hovering helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and low-speed ultra-light aircraft.

Additionally, the radar is claimed to provide accurate range, azimuth and elevation angle measurements for each target.

“This further confirms our capability and compatibility with the most modern air defence systems within the elite cadre of Nato operators.”

ELTA Systems president Nissim Hadas said: “We are pleased to continue expanding our sales in Europe, especially with prestigious Nato customers.

“This further confirms our capability and compatibility with the most modern air defence systems within the elite cadre of Nato operators.”

Under a separate deal, IAI agreed to establish a joint venture company with Hankuk Carbon in the Republic of Korea to develop UAVs with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability for the military and civilian Korean market.

The new joint company will be named Korea Aviation Technologies (KAT).

The VTOL UAV is to be developed by KAT and will have an approximate maximum take-off weight (MTOW) from 300kg to 450kg.

KAT will support the operational needs of its customers while advancing Korean technologies.

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