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radarIsrael Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) recently delivered a multi-role persistent surveillance radar system mounted on an aerostat platform to a foreign customer.

The tethered aerostat solution enables to detect low flying and surface targets at the radar’s maximum range by mitigating curvature of the earth and terrain masking limitations

The radar system, developed by ELTA Systems IAI’s group and subsidiary, is based on IAI/ELTA’s ELM-2022A multirole radar. The radar detects and automatically tracks maritime and airborne targets from small periscopes to large maritime vessels in high sea states and in high-density coastal environments.

The radar also includes a Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) mode for detection of moving targets in the designated areas.  Additionally, an infrared/electro optical (EO/IR)  system is installed on the aerostat and integrated with the radar, allowing enhanced identification capabilities