Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) ELTA division has marked the acquisition of the 100th ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR). The MMR family, originally developed for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and subsequently adopted by a number of export customers, has proven to be a revolutionary gamechanger in the world of air surveillance and air defence, according to the company, with the 100 radars and their associated projects having amassed revenues in excess of $1.9 billion.

Improved a decade ago for the IRON DOME interception system, the MMR family has evolved to offer capabilities for countering rockets, (artillery) ammunition and mortar rounds (C-RAM), artillery hostile weapon location and friendly fire ranging as well as air surveillance and defence. In addition to being the main sensor for IRON DOME, MMR performs the same function for DAVID’S SLING and BARAK and has to date been proven in over 1,500 operational intercepts since 2011. The system continues to be updated and improved through the application of lessons learned and emerging technology.

"The Israeli active interceptor sensor network includes multiple MMR radars, which serve for air situational surveillance and air defence systems. These systems are connected and fully interoperable with US systems for regional Air Situation Picture and engagement coordination. This interoperability has been evaluated and proven during numerous joint US-Israeli exercises such as Juniper-Cobra,” commented the Director of the Israeli Missile Defence Organisation (IMDO), Col. (ret.) Moshe Patal.


IAI ELTA’s MMR provides a broad spectrum of advanced sensor capabilities for surveillance, air defence and C-RAM applications. (Photo: IAI)

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