The base model for the development of a new aircraft was a business jet Bombardier Global 5000, which had special equipment installed. The Israeli company has not yet disclosed the timeline for the new aircraft to be assigned to service and potential foreign customers.
Global 5000 received the designation EL / I-3360. It is equipped with radar station ELM-2022 manufactured by the Israeli company Elta Systems, electro-optical tracking and surveillance systems, radio-electronic intelligence system, combat system, as well as satellite communications equipment and systems of self-defense. In addition, the business jet wings had several suspension points mounted for anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons.
According to Jane’s, the new version of the aircraft is an advanced development of aircraft patrol lines EL / I-3360, which are currently in service in Israel. Previous versions were created based on business jets Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 and Q400. The new version has virtually no differences in the composition of airborne equipment from previous versions, but it has different flight characteristics.
In particular, Global 5000 is capable of flying at speeds up to 504 units against 360 units for Q400. In addition, flight altitude of this business jet is 15.5 thousand meters, and the range – 9.6 thousand kilometers (8.3 thousand meters and 2.1 thousand kilometers for Q400, respectively).