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IAI unveils its Terra dual-band long-range radar system

10 November 2015

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a long-range radar system that includes the new EL/M-2090S Spectra S-band radar.

The Spectra radar unveiled by IAI on 8 November. (IAI)The Spectra radar unveiled by IAI on 8 November. (IAI)

When linked to the previously unveiled EL/M-2090U Ultra UHF radar, the two combine to form Terra, officials from IAI's Elta division told journalists at a facility in southern Israel on 8 November.

The defence company said an unspecified client has been operating Terra for two years and that a number of other potential users are in talks with IAI-Elta.

Both Spectra and Ultra are active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars that are made up of thousands of transmit/receive modules and use gallium nitride technology (GaN) to enhance their efficiency.

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