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Country of originIsrael
TypeSolid-state active electronically scanned array (AESA)
Power~10 kw peak

The Elta 2052 is an airborne active electronically scanned array fire control radar for fighter aircraft. It been fitted to a SEPECAT Jaguar[1], and described as suitable for F-15, MiG-29, Mirage 2000 and LCA Tejas. The EL/M-2052 is an advanced Airborne Fire Control Radar (FCR) designed for air superiority and advanced strike missions.

The FCR is based on fully solid-state active phased array technology. This new technology enables the radar to achieve a longer detection range, high mission reliability and a multi-target tracking capability of up to 64 targets.[2] The EL/M-2052 radar incorporates operational feedback from Israeli Air Force combat pilots.[citation needed]

The radar introduces improvements to the air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea operation modes of the aircraft. In the air-to-air mode, the radar enables a very long-range multi-target detection and enables several simultaneous weapon deliveries in combat engagements.[3]

In air-to-ground missions, the radar provides very high resolution mapping (SAR), surface moving target detection and tracking over RBM, DBS and SAR maps in addition to A/G ranging. In Air-to-Sea missions the radar provides long-range target detection and tracking, including target classification capabilities (RS, ISAR).[4]


A Chinese company, NAV Technologies in Beijing has marketed a radar similar to the 2052. It is said to have caused an investigation in Washington for a connection between Israel and Beijing. Elta denies this. No further news on this radar has been heard.[5]



  1. ^ "Indian Jaguar 'test-flown with AESA radar' - Jane's 360". www.janes.com.
  2. ^ http://defense-update.com/features/du-1-07/aesaradar_2052.htm
  3. ^ "Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. - Groups Elta Number Products ELM-2052 Systems Airborne Fighters". www.iai.co.il.
  4. ^ http://www.sibat.mod.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/565576B5-74D8-48A4-88D1-1119C0E6DE71/0/sod_iai.pdf
  5. ^ Minnick, Usman Ansari, Wendell (8 August 2017). "Chinese Radar Strongly Resembles Israeli Product".