IAI is unveiling the latest configuration of ‘Green Rock’, a tactical radar force protection system at the upcoming Eurosatory exhibition. According to IAI, the successful evaluation clears the system for formal delivery to the IDF. The need for tactical C-RAM radars for force protection is recognized by many armies, and this operational requirement is accelerating the demand for such products worldwide.
Unlike the Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) designed to detect rockets flying over long distances the new system is focused on short range threats that are relevant to the tactical forces, that are often threatened by 81, 120mm mortars, 107mm rockets and Qassam improvised rockets, fired at distances below 8-10 km.
The system, developed by ELTA systems is available in several configurations, tailored for a compact, single or twin module mounted on an all-terrain-vehicle, a unified module or separate layout weighing about 800 kg, designed for tactical and armored vehicles. The system employs a mature, field proven system that does not require active cooling. The system is designed for fast deployment and autonomous operation.
Green Rock is part of a family of tactical integrated sensor systems developed by IAI Elta Systems to support tactical formations, at combat brigades, battalions and below, improving intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, providing force protection, enabling precision strike and networking services down to the lowest echelon. The following videoreport produced by Defense-Update outlines this new strategy.