With the third Indian Airborne Early Warning (AEW) undergoing final integration, the Israeli company is looking for new opportunities to fulfill India’s thirst for AEW. With the growing interest in smaller platforms Elta is reportedly considering expanding its platform options beyond the Conformal AEW (CAEW) based on the specially modified Gulfstream 550 jet, integrating its AEW system on Bombardier Challenger and Global series aircraft.
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The two companies are also planning to integrate ELTA mission systems and radars on turbo-prop powered Dash-8 Q300 and Q400 aircraft optimized for military and civilian maritime patrol missions. A model of the aircraft carrying a multi-mission package designated EL/I-3360 is on display at IAI’s display at the Israeli Pavilion at Aero-India 2011.
The system on display comprises a Other special mission platforms considered for these platforms are Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Communications Intelligence and Multi-Sensor Platform (MARS) carrying Synthetic Aperture Radar and Electro-Optical payloads.