IAI Elta enhances jet fighter radar reconnaissance pod with electronic intelligence capability

ASHDOD, Israel, 24 June 2013. IAI ELTA Systems Ltd. in Ashdod, Israel is unveiling an integrated electronic support measure/electronic intelligence (ESM/ELINT) capability for its ELM-2060 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) reconnaissance pod.

Posted by John Keller
Posted by John Keller

ASHDOD, Israel, 24 June 2013. IAI ELTA Systems Ltd. in Ashdod, Israel is unveiling an integrated electronic support measure/electronic intelligence (ESM/ELINT) capability for its ELM-2060 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) reconnaissance pod.

The ELM-2060 radar reconnaissance system delivers all-weather, stand-off SAR strip or spot imagery, with an option of ground moving target indication (GMTI) overlay. The imagery is moves in real-time to a ground exploitation station, such as ELTA's ELS-8994 real-time image intelligence center (RICENT).

The system is installed in a centerline pod of jet fighters. Elta engineers added the ELM-2060's ESM/ELINT capability in the pod through advances in hardware miniaturization which allowed for the addition of systems in the current pod configuration, Elta officials say.

Based on ELTA's ELK-8385 interferometric ESM/ELINT system, the integrated dual-use pod, designated ELI-2060E, can deliver radar imagery with ELINT target overlay.

This capability enables the operator to collect enhanced multi-intelligence (multi-INT) data during one reconnaissance flight leg, increasing the probability of detection of ground targets and providing enhanced identification capabilities.

Real-time exploitation and uplinked mission updates improve intelligence collection efficiency by focusing the imaging at the real-time areas of interest, Elta officials say.

For more information contact Elta, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, online at www.iai.co.il/17887-en/Groups_ELTA.

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