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IAI Signs $240 Million Missile Contract with Germany

IAI will provide radar technology to the German military.

ELM-2084 is a mobile S-Band Multi-Mission Radar (IAI pic)

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a 200 million Euro ($220 Million) deal with German sensor solutions provider Hensoldt. IAI will provide radar technology to the German military. The radar will be used to modernize the German military’s airspace surveillance and build up Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capabilities.

The order was placed by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support for the delivery and installation of four long-range radars as part of the “Hughes Air Defence Radar Nachfolgesystem” (HADR NF) program.

With a commitment to excellence and a proven ability to evolve with the ever-changing needs of the modern battlefield, IAI boasts that they continue to develop “robust, advanced technologies with unmatched capabilities.”

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr; BAAINBw) is located in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate and directly reports to the German Federal Ministry of Defense. It is tasked with equipping the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) with modern weapon systems, considering cost efficiency aspects.

“Our air defense solutions include radars, jammers, decoys and various warning systems, all of which elevates your ability to defend against a broad range of threats.”

IAI explains that ground surveillance missions are accomplished by a broad selection of custom sized GMTI radars suitable for fixed, mobile or transportable (man-pack or vehicular) operations. Advanced technologies are employed, such as wide-beam, multi-beam, staring and electronic steering to enable outstanding capabilities: persistent surveillance and instantaneous target detection over wide areas such as ground, sea-surface and low-flying aircraft and drones. The radars can be integrated with other sensors (EO/IR cameras, COMINT/DF, ELINT, LDS and more) on the same platform thereby enhancing the surveillance and countermeasure capabilities.

HENSOLDT is a German champion in the defense industry with a leading market position in Europe and a global reach. Headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, Germany, the company develops sensor solutions for defense and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT also continuously expands its Cyber portfolio and develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cybersecurity. With more than 5,600 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.2 billion euros in 2020. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the SDAX stock market index there.

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