Elbit Systems announced it was awarded a contract in an amount of approximately $50 million for its new air defense system, “Red Sky,”™ by an international customer. The contract will be executed over a period of two years.

The Red Sky is a tactical very short-range air defense (VSHORAD) system designed to provide protection against low-altitude aerial threats. As part of the contract, Elbit Systems will supply two Red Sky batteries, offering a comprehensive solution that integrates both soft-kill and hard-kill defense capabilities. This solution includes Elbit Systems’ Redrone, an electronic warfare solution designed for detecting, identifying, locating and neutralizing unmanned aerial systems. The Redrone system comprises DAiR radar, signal intelligence (SIGINT) sensors, RF jammer and COAPS-L electro-optical payload. Additionally, the Red Sky solution will incorporate anti-aircraft missile launchers.  

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, general manager of Elbit Systems Land, “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. 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.”