L3Harris Technologies and Israel Aerospace Industries’ ELTA Systems Group (ELTA) are expanding their teaming agreement to provide leading-edge, U.S. and NATO interoperable Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) solutions based on ELTA’s proven Conformal AEW, installed on a high-performance business jet.
“Our expanded partnership will accelerate our multi-mission AEW&C offerings to new customers and deliver industry-leading readiness rates with low operating and sustainment costs,” said Jon Rambeau, President, Integrated Mission Systems. “We’re positioned to deliver an open architecture, multi-mission platform to serve as a vital tool enabling future multi-domain operations.”
The companies are offering a missionized Bombardier Global 6500, integrated by L3Harris, with ELTA’s latest next-generation AEW systems and operationally-proven Battle Management Command and Control Suite. The solution also includes L3Harris’ interoperable communications suite. The Global 6500 AEW&C will fly higher, faster, longer and at a lower cost to sustain, operate and maintain than existing AEW&C platforms.
"ELTA and L3Harris’ partnership takes the experience and expertise of the two leading special mission aircraft companies to propose to the market the most advanced business jet-based AEW&C solution," said Yoav Tourgeman, President, ELTA Systems. Our leading-edge technology, together with our long and successful battle proven experience, enables us to provide very high-performance systems on a very efficient and capable business jet platform. Our best-of-breed AESA AEW Radar and IFF is flying today in Europe, Middle East and Asia.”
The companies are proposing, in cooperation with Korean Air Lines, this leading edge Global 6500 AEW&C solution for the Republic of Korea Air Force’s AEW&C Program, NATO’s interim Allied Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) Program and to several other NATO partners.