IAI delivers the first ELM-2084 air defense and surveillance radar to the Czech Republic

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On April 5, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced that the Czech Republic had received the first ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) system, which is used in Israel’s Iron Dome, David’s Sling and missile defense IAI’s ground-based Barak. systems. the IAI The video shows a packaged radar being loaded aboard an Ilyushin Il-76TD-90 cargo plane, which takes off from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and lands at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague with the first Czech Republic ELM-2084 MMR 3D mobile air defense radar.

The Multi-Purpose Radar (MMR) was delivered to the Czech Armed Forces under a $125 million contract signed in December 2019 between the Israeli Directorate for International Defense Cooperation (SIBAT) and the Czech Ministry of Defense. Defense. In addition to the sale of 8 ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radars (MMR) to the Czech Republic, the agreement also involves the transfer of technology from Israel to the Czech Republic and the participation of Czech partners in the project. The other radars whose delivery is planned under the contract will be delivered successively until 2023.

SIBAT Director Brigadier General Yair Kulas and Deputy Minister Filip Říha signed the agreement in the presence of Defense Minister Lubomír Metnar and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Meron / Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic

The recently delivered radar, according to Lubor Koudelka, Deputy Minister of Armaments and Acquisition, will replace Russian-made radar technology that has long been used in the Czech military and has long expired, and will free up the country of dependence on the arms industry of the Russian Federation.

Elta EL/M-2084 MMR radar antenna. Used for both David’s Sling and Iron Dome. / From the United States Missile Defense Agency

IAI Vice President and ELTA CEO Yoav Tourgeman said, “Together with our local Czech partners, IAI is proud to deliver these advanced radar systems to the Czech Ministry of Defense on time and on schedule. of the project. Despite the challenges of the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project teams, both in Israel and the Czech Republic, were able to cooperate successfully while remaining committed to the goal of joint production. The advanced radar that has now been supplied to the Czech Republic is capable of simultaneously identifying and classifying hundreds of targets, performing identification of unmanned platforms, missiles, rockets and other new threats in the operational area. We believe that the system’s ability to integrate with NATO systems will open a new era of operations for the Czech Ministry of Defence.

ELM-2084 is a multi-purpose radar system with 3D AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) technology produced by ELTA, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries. The system includes air defense radar and weapons location capabilities. In air defense mode, it detects and classifies all types of air targets and creates an image of the airspace. In weapon locating mode, it detects mortars, artillery shells and missiles and reports the position of the enemy weapon. It also performs real-time calculation of hit points and friendly fire range. The system also provides fire control radar (FCR) functions and control of anti-missile systems and surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems via an uplink, in addition to detection missions. The radar, which is also used in the Iron Dome and David’s Sling systems, has a range of over 450 kilometers for detecting air targets and up to 100 kilometers for locating weapons.

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