Elbit Systems has unveiled the Air Keeper, an aircraft designed to integrate Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities with Electronic Warfare (EW) functionalities on a single platform.

The Air Keeper, say Elbit, is built with a modular architecture, allowing for compatibility with various business jets and civilian platforms.

“The Air Keeper solution brings together all ISTAR and EW capabilities and is designed to be compatible to various business and civil platforms. Elbit System’s innovation stands out in its ability to seamlessly coordinate diverse components. It ensures co-existence for each system, sensor, and radar to operate smoothly and efficiently, without interfering with one another, it also enables bi-directional connection to an EW ground control center via satellite to provide the decision-makers with a complete, real-time, uninterrupted intelligence picture of the arena.”

At times of peace, this solution can essentially serve as an intelligence collector, building a comprehensive situational picture through continuous border flights, the firm add.

“The solution features premier products, mostly from Elbit Systems, that are also available individually,” explains Izik, VP of NAVAL EW & ISR A/Cs Business Line at Elbit Systems’ ISTAR & EW division.

“This modular approach is a significant aspect, providing the flexibility to meet the unique requirements of different customers.”

“Historically, reconnaissance and electronic warfare attack required separate aircraft: one for identifying the target and another for initiating countermeasures. This meant using two aircraft, and as a result, the closure of the operational loop from sensor to soft-kill was considerably slower,” he adds.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Jim (@guest_808793)
29 days ago

I think anyone looking at buying Israeli kit at the moment would have to be crazy. The tides turning against Israel and I can see it being subjected to sanctions at some point in the future given its increasingly right leaning stance that wants to rule out a two state solution, keeping annexing more land in the West Bank while simultaneously refusing Palestinian’s Israeli citizenship. (Cakeisum) The US is getting increasingly punished internationally for defending Israel and uncle Sam is slowly but surely waking up to the fact that A) There ain’t that many Jewish votes any more in America.… Read more »

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker (@guest_808796)
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Probably correct. Taking anything that relies support and spares from foreign sources is risky. Having enough spares to run the foreign system for the duration is costly and wasteful.
There is a real hatred for Israel just now in a lot of places. Stupid thing is a lot could be done to fix issues quite easily.

ABCRodney (@guest_808800)
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

It’s a bit late for that as we already do buy some very important systems from Israel and vice versa. Trophy Active defence systems for CR3, composite and reactive Armour for T26 and most of our AFV’s. They also own some very important U.K. suppliers. Rafael own Pearsons and Responsive Engineering Ltd. So Boxer, CR3 all have parts built by them up in the former Armstrong Factory on Tyneside.

AlexS (@guest_808803)
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Well you certainly are free to punish yourselves, because while i am perfectly aware of your and others hypocrisy and malevolence supporting Palestinian military strategy based on war crimes – an not only against Israel but against Palestinians – in the end it is you that will be punished. You have no future, this is your British neo-marxist-Islamist education at work: Younger and well-educated Muslims were the most likely to think Hamas did not commit atrocities on Oct 7, with the proportions rising to 47 per cent among 18 to 24-year-olds and 40 per cent among the university-educated. (according to… Read more »

Jim (@guest_808829)
29 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

Sorry Alex, I’m talking about the UN Security Council putting sanctions on Israel.

It’s only the US keeping them off you for just now and their patience is growing thin.

I’m not sure how that’s us being British Neo Marxist? Are China and Russia also British Neo Marxist because they are supporting motions against Israel ahead of the UK.

SailorBoy (@guest_808861)
29 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

It’s not about whether Israel or Palestine are actually right (you think politicians care?), it’s about what people think that matters. What cannot be denied is that support for Israel is losing Biden support globally.
You are concerned with what is right. Politicians are concerned with what they think people think is right, and often that is a very different matter.

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker (@guest_808969)
28 days ago
Reply to  SailorBoy

That is exactly right. My opinion has been why do parliament keep talking about it when they can’t change it and it’s nothing to do with them. But continue they do.

Douglas Newell
Douglas Newell (@guest_808814)
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Imagine supporting Hamas terrorists over a longstanding, reliable UK Ally.

Jim (@guest_808832)
29 days ago
Reply to  Douglas Newell

When’s Israel ever been an ally of the UK? Can you list our alliance treaties please? Or perhaps joint operations?

Suez is all that springs to mind and that was unacknowledged by both sides.

The Tories signed some daft cyber treaty recently, that’s about it. The UK has had far more positions against Israel than for it in the security council.

Israel was a leading supporter of Argentina in 1982 as well?

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker (@guest_808970)
28 days ago
Reply to  Douglas Newell

Are you not able to read. That is not what was said.
International opinion of Israel is tanking. Protests all the time in the U.K.
just because people have concerns and about Israel doesn’t make them a Hamas supporter.

Chris (@guest_808818)
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

There are millions of Jewish votes in the USA, and even more campaign money. They are the richest and most powerful minority group in the US.

Jim (@guest_808835)
29 days ago
Reply to  Chris

There are however the % of Jews is shrinking while the % of muslims is increasing and by 2040 Muslims will out number Jews in the USA.

Jewish donations to the Democratic Party have been falling for a long time. Also much of the left is heavily opposed to Israel’s occupation.

Support for Israel is increasingly a vote looser for the Democrats.

Expat (@guest_808990)
28 days ago
Reply to  Jim

That’s historical patern repeating around the world, Islam has been the growth religion since it formed. Jews Christians and other religions made up the middle east. Now those religions are on their back foot almost non existent. People like to deliberately draw our eye to to the last 80 years as that’s favourable to their cause. But if we look at the long game Islam is definitely the winning team. Modern hatred of the Jews in the political spectrum comes from conspiracy theories that they run the financial world. Hitler believe this also and hence why as a national socialist… Read more »

Cognitio68 (@guest_809346)
27 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Our urgent requirement for Israeli military technology is far more important than chasing the latest Guardian headline. We’d have no Sky Sabre without Israeli technology.

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus (@guest_808823)
29 days ago

Is this not something similar to the Sentinel aircraft that were scrapped?

Heidfirst (@guest_808836)
29 days ago

iirc Sentinel were not scrapped, they were sold to an US consortium incl. Raytheon & Bombardier. & again, iirc, Sentinel did not have an EW role.

Jason (@guest_809985)
24 days ago

I see the anti-semitic brigade are appearing on what is supposed to be a defence site.