New Israeli System Provides Supremacy in Defense and Surveillance

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A new Israeli system will provide high-performance Counter-Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) and Air & Ground Surveillance capabilities to maneuvering as well as stationary forces.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled its latest tactical multi-mission, multi-sensor system: the Green Lotus (ELI-2139). The system features a unique array of active and passive sensors that maximize situational awareness and countermeasures efficiency.

The Green Lotus integrates a proven range of IAI-ELTA’s sensors into a highly automated system that detects, tracks, classifies, and identifies aerial targets, from very low Radar Cross Section (RCS) mortar, rocket and artillery fire and small drones, to manned and unmanned fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. 

It also performs ground surveillance, detecting and tracking vehicles and slow-moving personnel, according to the company’s announcement.

The multi-sensor data is collected and processed within the system’s unified command and control (C2) console, which employs AI to enhance detection, classification, and identification capabilities. 

The combined data provides users with a clear and comprehensive Situational Awareness Picture (SAP) and seamlessly integrates with countermeasures systems, facilitating highly effective target acquisition and discretion.

The simultaneous ability to perform C-RAM together with air and ground surveillance makes Green Lotus a valuable force protection tool. Moreover, the system’s modular architecture enables it to be tailored to each customer’s specific requirements. 

All the sensors are co-located on a uniquely designed structure and share power, communication buses, and cooling. The structure allows for full 360° coverage when populated with a full sensors array.

“The Green Lotus integrates IAI’s range of proven sensors into a unique, advanced multi-mission system that offers important performance advantages,” said Yoav Tourgeman, IAI EVP and CEO of ELTA. “The system’s architecture enables it to evolve when new threats are introduced.”