RADA unveils at DSEI 2019 two new radars addressing the acute threats that land forces are facing in the modern battlefield. Both radars – the aCHR and xMHR, provide the central sensor element in mobile active protection capabilities – both APS and mobile SHORAD, are based on the company’s modular software-defined radar platform.

Optimized for APS, VPS and HFD applications, RADA’s aCHR comes as an armor-protected sensor designed to survive harsh battlefield conditions. Photo: RADA

The ‘advanced Compact Hemispheric Radar’ – aCHR, is a part of active protection systems (APS) representing the company’s most advanced radar platform for APS, vehicle protection systems, and Hostile Fire Detection (HFD) solutions. “The demand requirements include high accuracies, multi-mission, operation under a cluttered and saturated environment, low probability of detection, ballistic protection, and other high-end requirements.” Dov Sella, RADA CEO said.

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RADA’s new extended multi-mission hemispheric radar (xMHR) is designed for land-mobile air defense applications such as the mobile C-RAM/SHORAD capability represented by this IDOME system from Rafael.

The ‘extended Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar’ – xMHR, is RADA’s next-generation radar platform for Mobile Short-Range Air Defense (MSHORAD) solutions for the maneuver force, providing enhanced fire control and air surveillance capabilities. In view of current and future tactical threats on the maneuver force, including short-range indirect fires and drones, the MSHORAD is a revived critical need among western forces, mainly the USA and NATO. The xMHR is broadening RADA’s family of on-the-move, multi-mission hemispheric radars, comprised of the drum-shaped MHR and ieMHR, that have been well accepted in numerous C-UAS and mobile-VSHORAD applications.

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Dov Sella, RADA CEO, commented, “in recent years RADA has taken a leading role in the new and emerging market of tactical radars for the maneuver force, introducing software-defined radar platforms, showing a superior performance-to-price ratio and extreme maturity in battlefield conditions. This was achieved through anticipation of market needs and heavy investment in R&D efforts. We are committed to maintaining and further building our leadership in the market segments of APS/VPS and MSHORAD, as demonstrated by the introduction of these cutting-edge new radar platforms and additional ongoing new developments”.