Elbit Terrain Avoidance Kits for Next-Gen S Korean Fighter Jets

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  • 07:21 AM, February 8, 2020
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Elbit Terrain Avoidance Kits for Next-Gen S Korean Fighter Jets

South Korea’s Hanwha Systems has awarded Israel’s Elbit Systems a $43 million contract to equip the Next Generation Korean fighter jets with embedded Terrain Following-Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) systems.

Embedding TF/TA solution enables fighter jets to fly and maneuver safely at low-altitudes, in zero visibility and harsh weather conditions (Instrument Meteorological Conditions), thereby enhancing their capability to operate undetected in hostile territory. Interfacing with the autopilot system, the TF/TA system to be supplied fuses data from a range of onboard sensors and a digital terrain elevation data base, together with flight performance characteristics, enabling the aircraft to maintain optimal altitude throughout the mission, Elbit Systems said in a statement Thursday.

The contract will be performed over a six-year period.

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