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Elta wins $150m fighter radar deal

An unnamed air force has selected Elta Systems' EL/M-2032 fire control radar for installation on its fighter aircraft, with the upgrade deal having been valued at $150 million.

Elta parent company Israel Aerospace Industries said the introduction of the lightweight EL/M-2032 with the customer's aircraft will enhance the type's surveillance and fire control capabilities in air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea operating modes.

Elta said the radar's modular hardware design, software control, and flexible avionic interface mean it can be installed in different fighter aircraft, or customised to meet specific user requirements. Types capable of using the sensor include the Dassault Mirage, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Mikoyan MiG-21 and Northrop F-5.

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