Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS on 7 August, 2018
Elbit awarded $85 million contract to protect gas rigsEdit
Elbit Systems announced Tuesday that it has been awarded an $85 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for the Israeli Navy Sa'ar 6-class corvettes that will be tasked with the protection of Israel's Economic Exclusion Zone. The contract will be performed over a 10-year period. The EW systems to be supplied are combat proven and include digital receivers, signal processing technologies and analysis tools that are all of an open system architecture, thus enabling effective operational capabilities while maintaining flexibility to cope with both current and future threats. The latest configurations of those technologies were developed in close cooperation with the Defense Ministry's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure and with the Israeli Navy, and have been recently declared operational after successfully completing intensive sea trials.