South Korea has awarded Elisra a $25 million contract to supply an integrated electronic warfare suite for its air force fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports.

The company, which is 70% owned by Elbit Systems and 30% by Israel Aerospace Industries, says the selected EW equipment will be capable of coping with infrared- and radar-guided threats.

The South Korean air force operates 12 C-130Hs, according to Flight's MiliCAS database.

Elisra earlier this year received a $7 million contract to provide EW equipment for four prototypes of the Korea Aerospace Industries F/A-50 strike aircraft within the next two years, including an advanced radar warning receiver and chaff and flare dispensers.

KAI hopes to later secure a production order for at least 60 F/A-50s from the South Korean air force, and to sell dozens more to export customers.

The repeat selection of Elisra equipment by Seoul proves a high level of customer satisfaction and confidence in the company's products, claims chief executive Itzhak Gat.

Source: Flight International