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Elta's Synthetic Aperture Radar with Moving Target Indication Available Now as Unmanned Air Vehicle Payload

Sep 29, 1999

A new high performance Synthetic Aperture Radar with Moving Target Indication (SAR/MTI), has been developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) by Israel Aircraft Industries? Elta Electronics Industries subsidiary.

Designated the EL/M-2055, the new tactical airborne reconnaissance system is a derivative of the EL/M-2060P SAR/MTI system that is used on combat fighter aircraft.

Weighing only 112 pounds, the EL/M-2055 has similar high performance capabilities of the pod version used on fighters.

The system consists of a UAV Payload, which is a radar sensor with on-line signal processor and a Ground Exploitation Station (GES).

The EL/M-2055 produces images which approach photographic quality and operates as a true all-weather, day and night sensor capable of penetrating clouds, rain, smoke, smog, fog and man-made camouflage.

The images generated on-board are transmitted via the UAV data link to the GES for interpretation and extraction of valuable Image Intelligence (IMINT).

The system?s design enables simple integration with the UAV?s existing data link and its Ground Control Station (GCS).

The UAV configuration provides the customer with an advanced, state-of-the-art reconnaissance system able to cover large areas and to provide mapping with sufficient detail for target detection and overall assessment of an entire region of interest.

Customer?s interest in UAV configuration is currently increasing since it provides an efficient cost effective tool to extract valuable IMINT.

For more information, contact:
Doron Suslik
Deputy Corp VP for Communications
Tel: 972 (3) 93 5-8509
Fax: 972 (3) 935-8512

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