from the October 2012 issue

Israeli Navy Selects Elta's Radar

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won a contract for installing ALPHA (Advanced Light Phased Array) radars. The radar is an integral part of the electronic warfare systems installed onboard the Israeli Navy's Sa'ar 5 missile boats.

The ALPHA radar, produced by Elta Systems and also known as ELM-2258, integrates advanced technology and can create a large number of strobes simultaneously scanning selected areas, and provides clients with a high quality real-time situation image, even in the harsh conditions prevalent in the maritime arena. The radar can carry out several missions concurrently, such as the detection and classification of naval targets, tracking a large number of targets, weaponry guidance for defense and offense and more.

Thanks to its size, the system can be installed onboard corvettes, missile boats and medium-sized reconnaissance vessels. The ALPHA radar is derived from the MF STAR (Multi Function Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar) which is operational in the Israeli Navy's vessels, as well as in additional global navies.

Nissim Hadas, IAI VP and Elta CEO, stated that "the Israeli Navy's selection of Elta's ALPHA radar constitutes further recognition in the capabilities of IAI/Elta to supply the IDF with systems that are preferable to similar systems around the world. Additionally, it is another layer in the glorious tradition of IAI/Elta's contribution to Israel's security.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report October 2012

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