Industries, an IAI subsidiary, has introduced a new "total area security"
solutions, based on its unique surveillance products, as well as
complementary sensors and systems provided by other IAI subsidiaries and
Elta is focusing its I3300
security systems on advanced perimeter,
ground surveillance radars and
radar systems augmented by passive electro-optical sensors and remote
sensing perimeter systems, such as the security fences manufactured by Magal
Security Systems, a leader in the security market, where IAI has ownership
of 20 percent. IAI subsidiaries such as Malat UAV plant and Tamam
electro-optics specialists will also provide relevant systems. The ability
to look deep inside the enemy area is maintained by the use of aerostats and
towers. The redundancy of sensor types ensures continued operation in day,
night and in adverse weather. Elta's sales in the field of border protection
totals at present approximately $200 million.
Elta and Magal are
currently bidding on the pending Israel Ministry of Defense buffer zone
protection system, where the IDF plans to install 110 kilometers of
obstacles, separating Samaria from the central region of Israel, and
engulfing the municipal borders of Jerusalem, where suicide attacks took
heavy toll of Israeli civilians in recent months. The cost of the program is
estimated at $250 million and its completion is expected by early 2003.