Embraer and IAI ELTA to create new market segment with launch of P600 AEW

P600 AEW ©IAI

Embraer Defense & Security and ELTA Systems (ELTA), a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement at the Paris Air Show, to introduce the P600 AEW (Airborne Early Warning). Designed to compete in a new segment of the AEW market, this next generation aircraft is based on the advanced super midsize platform of the Embraer Praetor 600 business jet. The primary sensor of the P600 AEW is the IAI/ELTA 4th generation Digital Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar with integrated IFF capabilities.

In this cooperation, Embraer Defense & Security is to provide the air platform, ground support, communications systems and aircraft integration while ELTA is to provide the AEW radar, SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) and other electronic systems and system integration.

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