Israel’s Elbit Systems wins $50 million order for Red Sky Air Defense System


Elbit Systems’ Red Sky Air Defense System: Elbit Systems, a leading Israeli defense technology company, has been awarded a $50 million contract for its innovative air defense system, “Red Sky.” This Tactical Very Short-range Air Defense (VSHORAD) system is designed to specifically counter low-altitude aerial threats, offering a comprehensive solution for border and strategic asset defense. The Red Sky system incorporates both electronic warfare (EW) and hard-kill defense capabilities, providing a multi-layered approach to aerial threat neutralization.

Elbit Systems emphasizes the affordability and rapid development of this new system, which leverages existing technologies and integrates them with advanced soft-kill and hard-kill defense mechanisms.

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Red Sky Air Defense System

A key component of the Red Sky system is Elbit Systems’ Redrone, an electronic warfare (EW) solution specifically designed for detecting, identifying, locating, and neutralizing unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

The Redrone system comprises DAiR Radar, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) sensors, RF Jammer, and COAPS-L electro-optical (EO) payload. Additionally, the Red Sky solution will incorporate anti-aircraft missile launchers for hard-kill defense capabilities.

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“The Red Sky system represents a state-of-the-art solution that addresses the urgent need to defend borders and secure strategic assets against a wide array of aerial threats at an affordable cost,” Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land, said in a statement sent to Defence Star.

“This new defense solution was created based on close collaboration between Elbit Systems’ divisions, utilizing existing Elbit Systems building blocks and integrating them into a comprehensive new solution with new anti-aircraft missiles and advanced soft-kill defense mechanisms.”

Elbit Systems develops, manufactures, integrates, and sustains a range of next-generation solutions across multiple domains.

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