RADA’s MHR Goes to the British Army Embedded in the Rafael’s Drone Dome
NETANYA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com), 23 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: RADA
This Monday, 20th August 2018, RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. revealed that within the coming months the British Army will be supplied with its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR), which are integrated in the Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Drone Dome counter-drone solution. In this way the British Army will become the first customer for this new advanced counter-drone solution which involves RADA’s MHR, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
These systems will be used for protection of sensitive facilities and sites, where British armed forces are deployed, against airborne drones. The deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
The other two competitors in the tender procedure, announced by the UK Ministry of Defence, except the Rafael’s Drone Dome team together with RADA, were the Israel Aerospace Industries’ subsidiary Elta and the Italian company Leonardo.
“This win, in view of the advanced competition, demonstrates the leadership of our software defined, multi-mission AESA radars in the fields of VSHORAD (very short range air defence) and C-UAV (counter UAV) warfare. It is the first sale of the Drone Dome solution, after intensive global business development efforts over the past 2 years by the joint team, to a leading global force such as the UK Army. As a result, we expect that sales of these radars, as part of the Drone Dome solution, will gain significant momentum in the coming quarters,” said RADA’s CEO Dov Sella.
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. develops, manufactures and sales Tactical Land Radars for Force and Border Protection, and Avionics Systems (including Inertial Navigation Systems) for fighter aircraft and UAVs. Its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar of the Israel-based defence electronics company RADA ensures 360-degree surveillance and detects drones at distances of 3 to 5 km. It features a signal intelligence system and electro-optical sensors, which provide additional layers of threat classification, as well as RF jamming that provides the soft-kill layer of the solution.
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