The second program Israeli officials tried to save in Ankara was the purchase of Long Rang Oblique Photography (LOROP
) reconnaissance systems from Elbit subsidiary El-Op.
Although India has developed some indigenous reconnaissance UAVs, the need for modem reconnaissance pods is likely, especially LOROP
pods, due to continuing border clashes with Pakistan.
The Air Force is purchasing 42 high-altitude electro-optical (EO) long-range oblique photography (LOROP
) systems from EI-Op (Israel) to use on its F-4s.
The recce systems to be provided were designed specifically for the TuAF and feature the Electro-Optic/Infrared Long-Range Oblique Photography (EO/IR LOROP
) camera, a real-time datalink and a ground station for receipt, processing, exploitation and distribution of imagery data.