Czech Republic Chose ELTA’s Air Defence Radar Systems
9 December, 2019
In a $125 Million contract, Czech Republic ordered eight ELTA ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar systems with air surveillance, air defense, and artillery capabilities
ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), announced that a Government-to-Government (GTG), contract has been signed between Israel and the Czech Republic, regarding $125 million purchase of ELTA’S radar systems. The agreement was signed for the Czech Mobile Air Defense Radar (MADR), program and comprises eight ELTA ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radars (MMR) with air surveillance, air defense, and artillery capabilities. IAI’s ELTA will assume the role of prime contractor.
The MADR systems will be delivered, tested, licensed and accepted during 2021-2023 in the Czech Republic, and will be adapted to operate in accordance with Czech and NATO command and control systems. The program also includes a substantial contribution from Czech industries, amounting to 30% of the contract value.
The cooperation with local companies will apply to all parts of the program including design, manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing and life-time maintenance. Certain security components will be manufactured locally, including advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) radar modules, as well as auxiliary sub-systems such as trucks and camouflage nets.
ELTA won 100 contracts for ELM-2084
Yoav Tourgeman, CEO of ELTA, said that MADR program expands the global use of the ELM- 2084 MMR radar, known as the “Iron Dome” system radar, which currently includes over 100 systems contracted worldwide. “These radars will propel forward the Czech Air-force capabilities and enable to confront the most advanced aerial threats. We believe that MADR program pave the path to additional cooperation between the Israeli and Czech defense industries.
ELTA’s ELM-2084 is a mobile S-Band radar featuring an advanced 4D Active Electronically Steered Array (AESA) for Air Defense, Surveillance and Artillery Weapon Location (WLR) missions. The MMR is the radar sensor of the “Iron Dome”, “David’s Sling” and “Barak” systems. An extended Multi-Sensor version of the ELM-2084 integrates active and passive sensors to deliver higher quality Air Situation Picture (ASP) and weapons support under target saturated, background clutter and severe environmental conditions.