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Israel Aerospace Industries Signs long-term MMR Deal with Czech Republic

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Israel Aerospace Industries Signs long-term MMR Deal with Czech Republic

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First IAI ELM-2084 MMR Multi-Mission Radar Delivered to Czech Republic from Israel
First IAI ELM-2084 MMR Multi-Mission Radar Delivered to Czech Republic from Israel

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for Sustainability and maintenance for the Czech MMR radars. The contract is valid for 20 years and includes Czech companies that will be responsible for a wide range of processes as local subcontractors. Israeli radars are compatible with NATO systems and will replace the previously-used but now obsolete radar technology of Russian origin. An important part of the project is Czech industry involvement in a contract worth some thirty percent of the total value, which was signed together with the main supply agreement between the Czech and Israeli Ministries of Defence.

Under this contract, IAI-ELTA Systems has transferred the capability to produce modules that make up the radar antenna, using gallium nitride technology, to its Czech industrial partner, RETIA. The state-owned Military Technical Institute (VTU) is also a partner. An assembly line four radar modules was established in retia RETIA which will also provide these modules for call CZ. This capability also allows local companies to provide Czech self-reliant maintenance and support for the full lifetime off the radars.

Israel Aerospace Industries Signs 20-Year Contract with Czech Ministry of Defence for Maintenance and Sustainability of MMR Radars
Israel Aerospace Industries signs 20-year contract with Czech Ministry of Defence for maintenance and sustainability of Multi-Mission Radar (MMR). (Photo by IAI)

The Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) is a family of advanced mobile radars (ELM-2084: M/F/MS/ H-MMR, ELM-2248LB: D-MMR & ELM-2311: C-MMR) that operate in S or C-Band and perform multiple missions: air surveillance, counter rocket artillery and mortar (C-RAM) and fire control. Different radar sizes and configurations are available to match customer requirements. An open architecture facilitates the integration of additional sensors such as SIGINT, IFF (all modes), and EO/IR. Each radar employs an advanced 4-D full Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA)
enabling electronic steering in azimuth and elevation, and is based on high-performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF modules.

The MMR detects high and low flying targets, tracks, classifies, and generates a real-time Air Situation Picture of all aerial targets such as low Radar Cross Section platforms (e.g. UAVs, tactical aerial weapons, loitering munitions, cruise and Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBM)) and Rockets, Artillery, and Mortars (RAM). The MMR radar is the ‘brain’ behind the most advanced Air defense systems such as the Barak, Iron Dome, and David’s Sling: to date, over 200 systems have been sold to customers around the world. The MMR radar, has proven operational experience in Israel. It provides Air-defense and Air situation picture to users around the world, and is interoperable with NATO systems.

Israel Aerospace Industries Multi-Mission Radar (MMR), have successfully passed Czech Army military tests.
Israel Aerospace Industries Multi-Mission Radar (MMR), have successfully passed Czech Army military tests. (Photo by IAI)

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