The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has awarded Elbit Systems a contract worth approximately US $85 million to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6 Class corvettes.
“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,” says Edgar Maimon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra.
He adds, “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.”
The latest configurations of these EW systems were recently declared operational after successfully completing intensive sea trials with the Israeli Navy.
The Sa’ar 6 corvettes are tasked with the protection of Israel’s Economic Exclusion Zone.
Elbit Systems has earlier been awarded a contract to equip all the Israeli Navy surface vessels with its EW technologies.
The contract will be completed over a 10-year period.