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Israel Aerospace Industries ‎Wins $550 Million Asia Contract for Defense System

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The Sky Capture radar. Photo: Screenshot/YouTube. – 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.

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‎“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.”

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