TF/TA avionics systems to equip Korean fighter jets

ISRAEL. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it won a $43 million contract from Hanwha Systems Co. Ltd. to equip the Next-Generation Korean fighter jets in development with embedded Terrain Following-Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) systems. The contract will be performed over a six-year period.

According to the company, embedding Elbit Systems' TF/TA solution enables fighter jets to fly and maneuver safely at low-altitudes, in zero visibility, and in harsh weather conditions (Instrument Meteorological Conditions).

This is intended to thereby enhance a pilot and crew's ability to operate undetected in hostile territory. Interfacing with the autopilot system, the TF/TA system is designed to fuse data from onboard sensors and a digital terrain elevation database.

These capabilities paired with flight performance characteristics should enable the aircraft to maintain optimal altitude throughout the mission, the company claims.