IAI launches new ELK-7065 mobile sensor for ground and naval applications


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its compact HF direction-finding (HF) COMINT product line with the introduction of a new ground and naval HF COMINT direction finder (DF), ELK-7065.

The new ELK-7065 has been designed to address HF communication monitoring for military, homeland and policing.

Commonly used by terrorists, illegal immigrants, pirates and illegal fishermen, the HF communication plays a key role in military, para-military and civilian applications.

Developed by IAI’s subsidiary ELTA Systems, the small-sized mobile sensor can be used for tactical ground HF COMINT missions and naval operations, according to the company.

"This ground-breaking product line has generated keen interest, and has been successfully demonstrated for numerous customers around the world for both symmetric and asymmetric warfare applications."

Commenting on the launch, IAI executive vice-president Nissim Hadas said: "This ground-breaking product line has generated keen interest, and has been successfully demonstrated for numerous customers around the world for both symmetric and asymmetric warfare applications.

"We are pleased to expand our offering to cover important applications, such as mobile tactical ground forces and naval uses."

The ELK-7065 3D HF COMINT has been designed to provide quick interception and identification of HF signals, by creating a reliable Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) picture and accurate geolocation.

The HF antenna configuration is suitable for fixed or mobile tactical ground and naval forces applications.

In addition to the new, compact HF system, the current product line includes airborne systems already installed on several aircrafts and remotely piloted vehicles.

Using advanced HF radios, beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) communication can be achieved without the need of expensive satellite communication or cellular communication servers.