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IAI Elta receives helicopter SATCOM order

11th October 2017 - 02:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Elta Systems has received a contract from an undisclosed customer to deliver an ELK-1891 satellite communications (SATCOM) network, the company announced on 10 October.

The contract will see the company deliver airborne terminals and ground segments for medium and heavy lift helicopters.

This is a follow on contract from a customer that has previously acquired SATCOM terminals for its attack helicopters. The network will be delivered by 2019.

With the ELK-1891 Ku-band SATCOM network, Elta has developed a capability for enabling helicopter rotor penetration by mitigating rotor masking. The system provides high spectral efficiency and low probability of intercept capabilities, as well as minor integration and installation requirements on-board the helicopter.

The network system enables voice and IP data transmission and includes a 30cm dish antenna, high power amplifier, modem and interface to the aircraft avionics.

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