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Maritime Surveillance Radars from Elta
defense radars introduce different type of systems, which are uniquely
capable of detecting small boats and floating objects even at rough sea.
These systems include the EL/M-2226 ACSR which is deployed along the Israeli
coastline. The system has recently been connected into a coastal defense
network where additional radars are planned for installation on the top of
the chimneys of five power stations, located along the Israeli coastline.
This network is also integrated with maritime surveillance radars
(EL/M-2022A) employed on aircraft and helicopters. These radars are
employing special inverse SAR algorithms to detect and classify surface
vessels, automatically identifying hostile targets even in a dense maritime
traffic. The Israeli Navy utilized this unique capability in its tracking of
the Palestinian weapons ship Kareen A, before its interception in the Red
sea in January 2002.
Elta EL/M 2226 ACSR integrated with an
electro-optical payload, to perform
coastal surveillance post. (picture: IAI/Elta)
Israel transition to Unmanned Coastal Surveillance