Rada has unveiled today a new version of its threat warning radar, optimized for active protection systems for armored vehicles. The radar was designed with a flat configuration, which was found to better conform with side mounted installations on main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.

The new Persistent Surveillance radar from RADA is designed to provide real-time threat warning for active protection systems installed on main battle tanks and other armored vehicles. Photo: Tamir Eshel, defense-UpdateOur Sponsor: Elbit Systems
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The radar has 120°, enabling three unit installations in certain configurations or four unit installation providing significant overlap for each sector. The radar uses standard networking interface to integrate with APS, and is provided as self contained unit, along with flat antennae, signal processors and power supply. The new radar was recently tested during successful system demonstrations of IMI’s Iron-Fist system, conducted in Israel and in Germany.

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Rada is also developing a derivative of this radar, known as Peripheral Surveillance Radar (PSR) to be used for ground surveillance and homeland security applications. This compact, lightweight sensor provides perimeter surveillance and border security as part of military and homeland security systems.

Rada positions its new radars product line as highly sophisticated, yet affordable radar, easily integrated into peripheral systems over standard Ethernet links. The radar can detect human targets at distances of 6 km and vehicles at 10 km. It weighs less than 15 kg and can be mounted on masts, vehicles or deployed as a man portable system.

The new Iron-Fist installation proposed for the Indian T-90 comprises the new radar mounted under the Iron Fist launcher pedestal. This configuration was tailored to meet specific Indian requirements. However, the tender was recently cancelled just before trial demonstration were scheduled to begin. The Indians were evaluating systems from Israel, Russia, Sweden/South Africa and Ukraine. Photo: Tamir Eshel, defense-Update.
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