Embraer Defense & Security and ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI),
have signed a Strategic Cooperation
Agreement to jointly create the P600 AEW (Airborne Early Warning).
Designed to compete in a new segment of the AEW market, the aircraft is based on the Embraer Praetor 600 business jet.
sensor of the P600 AEW is the IAI/ELTA 4th generation Digital
Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar with integrated
Embraer Defense &
Security is to provide the air platform, ground support,
communications systems and aircraft integration while ELTA will
provide the AEW radar, SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) and other
electronic systems and system integration.
aircraft delivers superior performance and flexibility that
translates into the greatest value proposition in its category,”
said Jackson Schneider, President & CEO Embraer Defense &
Security. “It can be easily configured to match the customer needs
and it can perform a wide variety of missions in a very efficient
and cost-effective way.”
The P600 AEW can provide an extended Air
Situational Picture by monitoring aerial activity in areas outside
ground radar coverage. It can perform various missions such as air
defense, early warning, command and control, fighter fleet efficiency,
territorial defense, and maritime surveillance.
The P600 AEW can also be configured with the full range of AEW&C sensor
and control systems, including; 4th generation Digital AESA AEW
Radar, civil and military IFF, ESM/ELINT with Radar Warning
Receiver capability, Command & Control, comprehensive
communication suite including Data Networks and Satellite Links,
and a robust Self Protection Suite (SPS).
communications suite allows for data link capability as well as
satellite communication for operations beyond the line of sight
“As part of IAI’s new strategy,
we are ramping up our collaborations with global business
entities, leveraging the know-how and technology accumulated over
decades of aerospace and defense operations. As the pioneers of
the bizjet AEW, ELTA Systems has made large strides over the years
towards offering cost effective AEW capabilities for the growing
and changing global needs,” said Yoav Tourgeman, ELTA President &
IAI Executive VP. “Our partnership, forged with Embraer Defense &
Security, enables us to introduce a new market segment by offering
a cost effective midsize bizjet AEW system.”