Rafael developed Iron Dome to provide a dual-role system which could be used for C-RAM and very-short-range air defence. Since 2011, Iron Dome has served as the lowest layer of the multi-layered Israeli air and missile defence network.
Rosoboronexport to globally market 59N6-TE radar
Rosoboronexport is to offer its 59N6-TE mobile 3D radar to customers overseas, according to a company statement released in mid-May.
The 59N6-TE is an exclusively Russian-made radar system with digital processing and signal generation functions. It is a medium and high-altitude radar with a decimetre wavelength range capable of detecting hypersonic targets and aerodynamic and ballistic projectiles, according to Rosoboronexport.
Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport, said: ‘the 59N6-TE radar will take top positions in its market segment and will become an important asset for countries which are building their own air defence systems with the account of world trends of air attack weapons development.’ Targets travelling at an altitude of 200km with a maximum speed of 8,000km/h and within a 450km range can be tracked by the 59N6-TE using data exchange with C4I complexes.
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