Elbit Systems unveils a new foliage penetrating radar

Elbit Systems unveiled today a foliage penetrating radar that provides effective persistent surveillance through dense vegetation, forests and jungle. The non rotating radar is used in fixed or temporary installations, as part of perimeter or border protection systems.

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FPR-10 radar system comprises three separate sensors, thta transmit and receive signals in the UHF band. The integration of all signals provides the foliage penetration effect. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
FPR-10 radar system comprises three separate sensors, thta transmit and receive signals in the UHF band. The integration of all signals provides the foliage penetration effect. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
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Typical movement pattern of people walking the perimeter of an orchard, as tracked by the FPR-10. Photo: Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems unveiled today a foliage penetrating radar that provides effective persistent surveillance through dense vegetation, forests and jungle. The non rotating radar is used in fixed or temporary installations, as part of perimeter or border protection systems.

The radar, designated FPR-10 was developed by Elbit Systems’ EW and SIGINT division – Elisra. The system comprises three separate emitters, operating in the UHF band. Processing the sum of signals received from all sensors provide a clear view of targets moving through dense foliage, or behind such obstacles.

The system can detect suspicious movements of vehicles and humans in and beyond foliage. Based on Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) technology, the system provides extremely high resolution, covers a very wide range in azimuth and elevation and enables target separation, allowing determination of the number of targets in the radar arena.

The system’s coverage is 45 degrees in azimuth by 20 degrees in elevation, at distances of few hundred meters to kilometers, depending on the altitude and type of environment.

This system can simultaneously detect and track man-size targets targets moving in various motion patterns, including slow speed. Signal analysis also contribute to target classification, as well as rejection of false alarm caused by animal movements. Targets are marked on a digital map with coordinates and movement path, enabling operators to assess the situation before such targets would become a threat. According to the manufacturer, the system is designed to provide very high sensitivity with Low False Alarm Rate (FAR).

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Elbit Systems unveiled today the FPR-10 foliage penetrating land-based radar. Photo: Elbit Systems