IAI to supply full Border Protection to a South American country
3 April, 2017
The contract worth tens of millions of dollars. It consists of many sensors - ground, coastal and aerial - and a central C4I system that fuze all the data in real time
Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) was awarded a contract worth tens of millions of dollars to supply a suite of border protection systems in a South American country. The agreement includes land and ground systems, unmanned aerial systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance vehicles, as well as a variety of different radar, EO/IR and other sensors.
Phase one of the contract will be carried out by ELTA Systems Ltd., a Group and Subsidiary of IAI. It will include border protection systems for four separate border crossings characterized by different terrain. IAI will supply several BirdEye650D (photo above) Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (STUAS). The STUAS family was designed for a variety of missions including intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), with range of up to 150 km and endurance of up to 15 hours. In addition, a number of mini-UAV BirdEye400 and HoverMast100 systems will be provided.
IAI will also supply a variety of sensors for all ranges: Persistent Ground & Coastal Surveillance Radars for border protection and a variety of other radars, electro-optics, ELI-3302 Granite ISRV vehicles, observation towers and a cyber-system for identification and early detection of various threats along the border. The information obtained from these various sensors is transferred in real-time to a C4I system at every border crossing.
This C4I system includes also data-fusion capabilities for complete control of the area. The data from all the border crossings is transmitted in parallel to the country’s central command. Gadi Shamni, VP Land Systems at IAI, said that IAI’s land systems activities are gaining momentum. “We now offer a range of solutions both at the strategic and tactical levels, for dealing with a wide variety of threats. The professional challenge in defending the four border crossings in question is considerable-this is a varying terrain without geographical contiguity and the different systems needed some adaptation so as to provide a comprehensive and holistic solution.”