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April 28, 2022
IAI and HHI to supply ALPHA 3D radar for Philippine Navy’s new corvettes

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to provide its radar system for the Philippine Navy’s new corvettes.

IAI will provide its ALPHA 3D radar system, a lightweight, multi-function 3D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

It is designed to provide 3D long-range maritime surveillance for the Philippine Navy’s next-generation multi-purpose surface combatant ships.

The radar system has been developed by the company’s subsidiary ELTA Systems.

Under the agreement, the company will integrate the radar system with the new ship’s combat management system (CMS) to provide several advanced multi-mission capabilities to the Philippine Navy.

The CMS will be supplied by Hanwha Systems as part of a contract secured in March this year.

In December last year, HHI received a contract from the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) to deliver two new corvettes for the Philippines Navy.

IAI vice-president and ELTA CEO Yoav Tourgeman said: “This agreement is a testament to IAI’s close partnership and cooperation with Hyundai and the defence ecosystem in Asia.

“Incorporating IAI’s pioneering AESA technology on the Philippine Navy’s new ships highlights the trust that the Philippine Navy and Hyundai Heavy Industries have placed in IAI.

“We are honoured to be an integral part of this important programme and supply our operational, combat-proven systems to our friends in Asia.”

The modular built ALPHA radar system is cost-effective and features a completely digital software-driven architecture. This allows the installation of upgrades in the future to tackle new threats.

It can be installed on a wide range of naval vessels including offshore patrol vessel (OPV), corvettes and frigates.

The ALPHA 3D radar system belongs to ELTA’s MF-STAR radar family, which was integrated with the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar corvettes in 2021.


IAI partners with Hyundai to supply AESA naval radars to Philippines
by Oishee Majumdar Apr 27, 2022, 15:05 PM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply its ELM-2258, also known as the advanced lightweight phased-array (ALPHA) 3D radar system, to the Philippine Navy.

In a media release on 26 April, IAI said the ELM-2258, developed by its subsidiary Elta Systems, will be integrated on the Philippine Navy's new corvettes that are being developed by HHI.

IAI's ALPHA 3D radar system is a combat-proven multifunction radar that uses active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology and has the capability to “help the Philippine Navy address [a] wide range of current and future threats”, a spokesperson for the company told Janes.

Featuring a fully digital software-driven architecture, the ALPHA 3D radar system delivers low life cycle costs (LCC) as well as a cost-effective ability to cope with new threats, the spokesperson said, adding that this is ensured by regular future upgrades primarily through software updates.

HHI will lead the integration of ELM-2258 on the Philippine Navy's new corvettes, the spokesperson added.

According to Janes C4ISR & Mission Systems: Maritime, IAI's ELM-2258 can provide 360° coverage and can track low-flying targets within a range of 25 km and high-flying ones within a range of 250 km in complex environments.

Other features of the system include multibeam, pulse-Doppler, and ‘robust' electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) techniques to facilitate the extraction of ‘fast, low-radar, cross-section' targets; solid-state receiver/transmitter architecture; long-range 3D surveillance and tracking capability; high-resolution surface surveillance and tracking; automatic, medium-range 3D threat alert capability; target classification capability; and automatic gunnery support splash detection and measurement.

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