Mortar and rocket attacks could prove highly lethal against exposed military units, forward operating bases (FOB) or civilian targets. Early warning providing personnel to take cover and military forces to employ countermeasures would significantly increase survivability rate.
The new RPS-40 radar developed by Israel’s RADA Electronic Industries tested last November in Israel is positioned to provide life-saving early warning to tactical forces, by decimating the potential threat of enemy fired rockets, mortars and artillery, by improving force protection, effectively employing countermeasures and counterfire.
The video below depicts a mortar attack directed against the target defended by the target protected by the RPS-40 radar. The first mortar bomb was detected on the 12 second of the test, indicating a high trajectory fire. On the 18th second, a second round is detected, this one fired at a low trajectory, reaching the target 12 seconds before the first round. The radar triggers separate alarms for each of the threats, depicting Point of Origin (POO), Point of Impact (POI) and trajectory for the two threats.