Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently announced a pivotal contract agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI).
The contract entails the provision of IAI’s Adaptive Defense Antenna (ADA) system for the second phase production of the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) program in South Korea.
The ADA system, renowned for its GPS Anti-Jamming solution capable of neutralizing interferences from multiple jammers across various directions, is set for serial installation on the LAH platforms under this contract.
According to a press release from the company, this collaboration marks a continued partnership between IAI and KAI, stemming from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s (DAPA) selection of IAI’s ADA system back in 2017. The initial agreement included the installation, testing, and airworthiness certification of the system across different branches of the Republic of Korea’s military, including the Air Force, Navy, and Army.
As noted by the company, IAI’s ADA system boasts seamless integration capabilities with existing navigation solutions across airborne, surface, and maritime platforms, alongside guided munitions. Operating concurrently in L1 and L2 bands, supporting C/A and P(Y) signals, and accommodating M-code waveform provisions, the system is adaptable to diverse defense applications.
Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, remarked on the significance of this contract, underscoring the company’s commitment to innovative solutions that secure trust on a global scale. He highlighted IAI’s dedication to supporting defense forces during times of both conflict and routine operations.