Elta's EL/M-2060P synthetic aperture radar (SAR) pod for fighters has been certificated for use on the Lockheed Martin F-16. An unnamed air force has signed a contract for the radar and it has been offered for a Royal Air Force requirement to equip Panavia Tornados and Eurofighters. Built into a F-16 standard 1,140litre (300USgal) drop tank, and carried on the centreline hardpoint, the system is an autonomous, all-weather, day and night high-resolution reconnaissance SAR. Radar imagery is transmitted to a ground exploitation station via a bi-directional datalink. Israel Aircraft Industries subsidiary Elta says the SAR can cover 50,000km2 (19,305nm2)/h.

Source: Flight International