Radar systems to be delivered to German Navy under IAI, HENSOLDT agreementNews
December 21, 2020
GERMANY. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and HENSOLDT have signed a joint strategic cooperation agreement outlining how the two companies will jointly manufacture radar systems for ballistic missile defense and participate in air and space surveillance projects.
According to officials, HENSOLDT and the IAI subsidiary ELTA will offer a long-range radar for use on the F124 frigates of the German Navy. This radar operates in the S-band, which is designed to allow for much more precise detection of targets in space than other solutions.
The German sensor house HENSOLDT, which equips all major ships of the German Navy with radars, will manufacture the core components and completely assemble the radar systems.
The cooperation agreement was concluded with IAI's ELTA group, which developed the Ultra and Spectra radar family. These radars are engineered to provide enhanced search and detection capabilities of ballistic missiles and satellites at longer ranges.
HENSOLDT is the supplier of the German Navy's advanced radar systems, which are used on the K130 corvette and the F125 frigate, which has just entered service.