Israel Aerospace Industries Wins $550 Million Asia Contract for Defense System
JNS.org – Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Monday that it has won a $550 million contract to provide its advanced Sky Capture air-defense system to an undisclosed Asian country. The contract will be carried out over four years.
The financial daily Globes reported that while IAI did not name its client, it is believed to be India.
According to the IAI, Sky Capture is a command-and-control system for anti-aircraft systems, which greatly improves the customer’s own air defenses by providing accurate target data for the interceptors, managing the threat and optimizing the response according to the target type.
Sky Capture features advanced command and control capabilities, as well as information fusion based on multiple sensors, including advanced fire control and detection radars, and electro-optical sensors produced by IAI and its subsidiary, Elta Systems.
“We thank our customers for their confidence in the system and the unique solution developed for their operational requirements,” said Boaz Levi, IAI executive vice president and general manager of the Systems, Missiles and Space Group.
“Our proposal and development were based on the future generation of very short-range air-defense systems,” continued Levi. “Sky Capture combines several aerial interception methodologies, reflecting the extensive capabilities of IAI’s air-defense know-how. The system sold under this contract uses air-defense cannons, and is also designed, if needed, to manage short-range missiles and laser-interception systems.”