Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Airbus Military and Elta Systems Introduce CN295 AEW&C

The CN295 AEW&C. (IAI Photo)

Airbus Military and IAI/Elta Systems announced the joint development of an Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system based on the Airbus Military/CASA C295 medium transport. The aircraft will be equipped with a rotating 4th generation Elta Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and a C295 demonstrator fitted with a rotodome is already conducting flight trials from Airbus’ Seville facility. The companies have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2011 Paris Air Show.

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