June 30, 2009 - 15:15 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net
- The Israeli defense company Elta Systems Ltd will cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of satellite systems. Recently, the company announced about creatoin of the TecSAR
satellite. Such radar can operate in a very broad waveband, as well as an interferometer, which, in turn, enables to determine the quality of the Earth's surface with high precision. According to them, the total weight of the satellite will reach 300 kilograms, including a weight of a block SAR which will reach approximately 100 kilograms.
The equipment can operate in several modes. In a «band mode» an electron beam of the apparatus will go "in a straight line" on the surface of the Earth, in «a spot mode», respectively, it will focus on a predetermined point, finally, in a «mosaic mode» SAR explores space, «photographing» squares.
After the launch TecSAR can go over certain points on the Earth every 90 minutes, but its effectiveness will be higher than that of other systems - due to peculiarities of the SAR technology, it will not depend on weather conditions and day time.
According to Azerbaijani military experts, this is an indispensable system for military operations in a mountainous terrain. Given the landscape of Nagorno Karabakh, the system is simply indispensable.
Israel and Azerbaijan negotiate on the production of BMP. The cost of a fully equipped modern BMP «Namer» is estimated at $ 2 million. Namer is equipped with a new armored set, including armored door, as well as armored roof welded to the body of the car. The lower part of the BMP is also enhanced with armor that can increase the level of protection against land mines. Special folding seats are design for the troops, which reduces the possibility of destruction by personal mines.
As in the Merkava tank, the engine is installed in front of BMP Namer. This provides additional protection against antitank weapons. The car can carry 12 people, including a commander, gunner and driver. BMP is equipped with 12.7-mm machine gun, 7.62-mm machine gun or 40-mm MK19 automatic grenade launcher.
Israel and Azerbaijan plan to cooperate in other areas of defense industry, in particular, an agreement is reached over the construction of the factory of intelligence and combat drones.