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Israel Air Force to Receive New AEW Plane
« on: February 10, 2008, 03:00:07 AM »
 Israel Air Force to Receive New AEW Plane
BY BARBARA OPALL-ROME
EL AVIV, Israel — The long arm of the Israel Air Force is about to get substantially longer with next month’s planned delivery of the first of three Eitam aircraft, the nation’s newest airborne early warning (AEW) system.   Developed by Elta Systems and housed on a Gulfstream G550 business jet, the long-range intelligence, target tracking and operational control system will generate detailed aerial pictures deep inside enemy territory while warning attack formations of approaching threats.   Developed by Elta Systems and housed on a Gulfstream G550 business jet, the long-range intelligence, target tracking and operational control system will generate detailed aerial pictures deep inside enemy territory while warning attack formations of approaching threats.   “The plane we are about to induct … will significantly enhance IAF capabilities over a broad range of mission areas,” the IAF confirmed in an April 7 statement. “We are proud to be inducting this aircraft based on the indigenous technologies of the Israeli defense industry.”

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