Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced the launch of the ELM-2060PES, a new generation AESA SAR/GMTI combat pod recently developed by its defense systems subsidiary, ELTA Systems Ltd.
The ELM-2060PES builds on the legacy of the combat-proven ELM-2060P system, which has been in service for decades with air forces around the world.
The ELM-2060PES module is an airborne Active Electronically Scanned Radar (AESA) system, providing state-of-the-art Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) capabilities with a two-way data link. high-bandwidth line-of-sight (LOS) network, interconnected with a terrestrial data link and scanning station (GES).
The airborne system is housed within a fully self-contained detachable central pod that mirrors the aerodynamic envelope of the fighter aircraft’s certified fuel tank and is operated by the aircraft’s avionics or via the ground station data link.
The ELM-2060PES produces near-photographic quality radar images for operational reconnaissance, time-critical target surveillance (TCT), precision strike support and battle damage assessment (BDA) and functions as a true day and night sensor. Capable of penetrating clouds, rain, smoke, fog and pollution.
The new ELM-2060PES pod features advanced radar modes for high-resolution target classification and precision geolocation against fixed and moving ground targets, providing operational users with quality, actionable intelligence. The extended range and ultra-wide range capabilities of the ELM-2060PES provide all-weather, real-time visibility and mission, remote reconnaissance, and surveillance capabilities while operating in the most challenging scenarios.
ELTA’s new AESA SAR/GMTI system offers powerful real-time recognition capabilities by incorporating our latest technological developments, including full AESA and unique processing techniques. The high-quality data from this system enables the interpretation and extraction of critical imaging intelligence Essential for operating on the modern battlefield.