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IMDEX Asia: IAI Elta goes over the horizon

19th May 2017 - 08:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Singapore

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Elta Systems, which is under the Israel Aerospace Industries umbrella, is promoting its new HF, over-the-horizon (OTH) radar at IMDEX Asia.

The ELM-2270 radar provides a constant coastal OTH situational awareness picture at ranges of up to 200nm (270km), which provides the necessary coverage to monitor the boundaries of a country’s EEZ, said a company spokesman.

Normal conventional radar ranges are only 40-50km, because they typically propagate straight lines and cannot follow the curvature of the earth. The ELM-2270 employs HF surface wave propagation, allowing it to push the envelope beyond the conventional.

The system transmits a wide-angle beam,

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Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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