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Israel enhances Seahawk sensors and weapons suite

27th January 2021 - 11:45 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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SH-60Fs are expected to operate from Sa’ar 6 corvettes with Elta ELM-family maritime radar and other classified sensors, as well as Spike missile variants.

New and evolving threats appear to have prompted a change in the sensor and weapon package designed for Seahawk SH-60F helicopters that will be deployed by the Israeli Navy (IN) on its four new Sa’ar 6 missile corvettes.

Israel obtained eight of the helicopters under the US Excess Defense Articles (EDA) programme.

The upgraded package, defined by the IN and Israeli Air Force (IAF), includes an Elta ELM-family maritime radar and other classified payloads, to enable the Seahawk to perform counter-terrorism and ASW missions alongside other naval assets and airborne platforms such as the Heron 1 maritime patrol and

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Arie Egozi

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Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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