The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD) has awarded a contract, valued at roughly $85m, to aerospace and defence company Elbit Systems for the delivery of electronic warfare (EW) suites to the Israeli Navy.
The company will deliver EW systems for integration on-board the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6-class corvettes under the contract, which will be effective for an operational period of more than ten years.
Israel’s corvettes will be responsible for carrying out missions to ensure the protection and safety of the country’s Economic Exclusion Zone upon deployment.
Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra executive vice-president and general manager Edgar Maimon said: “We are proud to continue to be the EW house of the Israeli Navy and to have been awarded this contract to equip the new corvettes with the sophisticated EW capabilities necessary to perform a variety of complex missions, while maintaining maximal level of force protection.
“The increasing demand for our EW solutions is a clear indication for the growing operational importance of advanced and combat-proven EW capabilities in all domains of operational engagement, maritime, land and air.”
Elbit’s EW suites feature open architecture and include digital receivers, signal processing technologies and analysis tools.
The contracted systems are intended to provide the flexibility to address both current and future threats, while enabling effective operational capabilities.
Elbit has developed the latest configurations of the EW technologies in collaboration with the Israeli Navy and IMoD’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure.