Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries will supply the Philippine Navy with the former’s Alpha 3D radar systems, which will be integrated on new Philippine Corvettes.
Yoav Tourgeman, IAI VP and CEO of ELTA, said: “This agreement is a testament to IAI’s close partnership and cooperation with Hyundai and the defence ecosystem in Asia. Incorporating IAI’s pioneering AESA technology on the Philippine Navy’s new ships highlights the trust that the Philippine Navy and Hyundai Heavy Industries have placed in IAI. We are honoured to be an integral part of this important program and supply our operational, combat-proven systems to our friends in Asia.”
The Alpha 3D radar system will be fully integrated with the Hanwha Systems Combat Management System (CMS) fitted on the Philippine Navy’s new Corvettes to provide an array of advanced multi-mission capabilities.
The Alpha 3D radar system was developed by IAI’s ELTA Division and is a lightweight, multi-function 3D AESA radar, which shares technology with the larger MF-STAR radar. IAI’s family of naval radar technology is operational and combat-proven in navies around the world.
With its modular construction and fully digital software-driven architecture, the Alpha radar system delivers low LCC together with the cost-effective ability to implement future upgrades, mainly through software updates, ensuring the ability to cope with new threats over the system’s extended service life.
IAI’s radar technology and air and missile defence systems are operational in navies worldwide, including in the Israeli Navy, which integrated the MF-STAR radar and the Barak MX Air and Missile Defense System on its new Sa’ar Corvettes in 2021.
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