Israel Aerospace Industries announced in recent days that it signed a contract valued at more than $200 million to provide special mission aircraft to a country in Europe.

The aircraft, destined for a European NATO member, will be developed by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems, which also manufacturers a range of radars, intelligence-gathering technology and other systems.

According to a statement by IAI, the company’s special mission aircraft “are active in Israel and in many countries around the world and provide an important strategic edge.”

The company’s breakthrough in the field of special mission aircraft is made possible due to miniaturized sensor technologies, as well as developing algorithms and software applications based on artificial intelligence, leading to “highly advanced intelligence systems are integrated on business jets,” said the company. “Prior to this, most special mission aircraft utilized large cargo or commercial aircraft.”

IAI vice president and Elta CEO Yoav Tourgeman said “the special mission aircraft developed by IAI-ELTA provide our customers with a significant advantage and constitute a strategic asset. We are thrilled to win this contract to provide a NATO member country with our advanced technologies.”

He added that “our ongoing commitment to providing cutting-edge technologies to our customers—with advanced detection and classification capabilities—will enable success even in the most complicated missions.”

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