TEL AVIV, June 21 Airbus Military and
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will jointly develop a new
version of an early warning system for the Airbus Military C295
The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding at
the Paris Air Show on Tuesday.
With this agreement, Airbus Military will expand its mission
capability to the airborne early warning & command sector, while
IAI's Elta will expand its AEW&C fleet to include a turboprop
"We see a growing demand emerging for medium-size early
warning systems and platforms at an affordable price for both
air defence and homeland security," Airbus Military CEO Domingo
The C295 is part of Airbus Military's family of light and
Airbus Military, a subsidiary of Airbus, has sold more than
1,000 aircraft to military, civilian and governmental customers.
(Reporting by Tova Cohen. Editing by Jane Merriman)