IAI to adapt G550 for maritime surveillance role

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Israel Aerospace Industries is offering a modified version of its Gulfstream G550-based conformal airborne early warning (CAEW) aircraft that has the capability to detect targets at sea and near shores.

The new version will retain the CAEW system's original airborne early warning capabilities, the company says.

"The need of many countries is to get a full picture of their sea border zone and integrate it into one big potential threat picture," says an IAI source.

 
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Currently used by the air forces of Israel and Singapore, the AEW-adapted G550 business jet carries a conformal dual-band active electronically scanned array radar. It also features an identification friend or foe system, electronic support measures and an integrated self-protection system, plus communications equipment designed to support network-centric operations.