14 Januari 2011

Elisra to Supply South Korean CN-235s with EW Suites

14 Januari 2011

South Korea's CN-235 (photo : Airliners)

Elisra Electronic Systems has won a $29 million deal to supply the South Korean air force with airborne electronic warfare suites and missile warning systems for its Airbus Military CN-235 transports. The equipment will provide protection against various threats, the Israeli company says.

South Korea has an active fleet of 20 CN-235s, saysFlightglobal's MiliCAS database.

F/A-50 strike aircraft (photo : Defense Studies)

Elisra has signed similar deals with South Korea in recent years. In 2009 Seoul awarded it a $25 million contract to supply an integrated electronic warfare suite for its air force fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports.

In the same year the company also received a $7 million contract to provide EW equipment for four prototypes of the Korea Aerospace Industries F/A-50 strike aircraft, including an advanced radar warning receiver and chaff and flare dispensers.

Elbit Systems owns 70% of Elisra and Israel Aerospace Industries 30%.

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