IAI wins Special Mission Aircraft contract from European client
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) won a $350 million contract with an undisclosed European country for its Special Mission Aircraft. The platform will be used for collecting strategic intelligence.
The contract will be carried out by IAI subsidiary, Elta Systems, which has previously delivered the aircraft to the IDF.
The company has combined advanced sensor miniaturization technology with AI and machine learning software to enable high performance business jets to function as Special Mission Aircraft.
Gideon Landa, VP and General Manager of Elta Airborne Systems, said: ‘IAI’s Special Mission Aircraft offer advanced and unique technological capabilities to meet a broad range of the most demanding intelligence missions. Europe represents a strategic business region for IAI and we will continue to broaden our products and services.’
IAI manufacturers four lines of Special Mission Aircraft: AEW&C, Air to Ground Surveillance (AGS), MPA and SIGINT.
There was no confirmation by IAI as to which lines of aircraft have been selected by the unnamed customer.
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