Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) unit ELTA Systems has announced that a Government-to-Government (GTG) contract has been signed in Prague by Israel's Ministry of Defense International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT) and the Czech Ministry of Defense. The agreement, worth an estimated $125 million, is part of the Czech Mobile Air Defense Radar (MADR) program and comprises eight ELTA ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radars (MMR) with air surveillance, air defense, and artillery capabilities. ELTA says it will be the prime contractor in the project.
The MADR systems will be delivered, tested, licensed and accepted in operational condition during 2021-2023 in the Czech Republic, and will be adapted to operate in accordance with Czech and NATO command and control systems.
As part of the deal, Israel will transfer state-of-the-art technology and know-how. The program also includes a substantial contribution from Czech industries, amounting to 30% of the contract value. The cooperation with local companies will apply to all parts of the program including design, manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing and life-time maintenance of the systems. Certain security components will be manufactured locally, including advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) radar modules, as well as auxiliary sub-systems such as trucks and camouflage nets.
Prepared by the team CzechTrade / CzechInvest Israel