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Elta, a group and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, is one of Israel's major defence electronics companies specializing in a variety of fields. The company was established in 1967 and moved to Ashdod as part of Levi Eshkol's policy of industry decentralization. The group operates as a defence systems house with products based on electromagnetic sensors (radar, electronic warfare and communication) and on other advanced technologies.
Elta products are designed for use in intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, reconnaissance (ISTAR), early warning & control, homeland security (HLS), self-protection and self-defence, and fire control applications. Elta operates a worldwide marketing network, which includes customer service and after-sales facilities.
IMINT & Radar Division
Elta is Israel's leading radar house and a design, development and production center for advanced systems based on radar sensors and technologies. The division's systems are designed for imagery intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, air-defence, self-defence, target acquisition and fire control applications. ELTA's IMINT & radar division also has homeland defence solutions for several critical applications such as ground and coastal border protection systems; systems for protecting international border crossings (airports, harbors, roads and railways); commercial aircraft self-protection Systems; SIGINT information gathering systems focusing on terror infrastructures and urban emergency centers.
SIGINT, EW & Communication Division
Design, development and production center for advanced SIGINT, EW and communication systems based on electromagnetic sensors. ELTA SIGINT, EW & communication division systems are designed for signal intelligence (SIGINT - ELINT & COMINT), self-defence, electronic warfare and communication applications, and include advanced data links and SATCOM.
ELTA AEW division is a system house for design, development, integration and management of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) programs.
The ELTA technologies division develops cutting-edge core technologies, providing ELTA systems with independent capabilities to manufacture critical super components and subsystems for various applications, such as miniaturized microwave modules, antennas, transmitters, signal processors, etc., as well as special automatic test equipment. In addition, this division constitutes the manufacture, procurement, and logistic center of the ELTA systems group.
Deals with various microwave transmission applications.
Sales and backlog
Sales in 2006 reached $805M, of which 90% was exported to armed forces of over 50 countries worldwide and 10% was sold to domestically, where ELTA is major supplier to the IDF.
The group has holdings in subsidiaries/affiliated companies located in Israel, Europe and South America. ELTA Systems is often a partner in teaming agreements with numerous other defense companies around the world. ELTA is also active in paramilitary and commercial markets.