JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Finnish defence forces will detect an array of aerial threats using the Elta Compact Multi-Mission Radars (C-MMR) ELM-2311, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
ELTA a subsidiary of Israel aerospace industries (IAI) was selected over several competitors. The competitor in the last phase of the competition was Swedish company SAAB.
The advanced phased array radars will provide the Finnish Army with the capability of locating and tracking incoming UAS, Rockets, Artillery shells and Mortars. According to Eyal Shapira the radar which is derivative of the Iron Dome rocket interceptor radar provides an interface for alerting the Army’s counter weapons systems. Supporting multi-mission capabilities, the radar can simultaneously operate as Artillery Weapon Location and Air Surveillance radar, thereby seriously inhibiting an opponent’s use of areal threats.
The proposed solution was found superior in the tendering process.
According to Shapira`s director, air surveillance & CRAM – land & naval radars and systems division, the radar was tested in Finland in spring 2018 during a 3 weeks long military drill to the customer’s full satisfaction. The radar system is scheduled to be delivered in 2021.
The modern battlefield has drastically evolved over the last decades as aerial threats have become more versatile. The ability to take preventive measures has become a serious challenge. Radars can no longer just specialize on a single mission but rather need to have the ability to handle different missions in parallel. To meet this challenge, ELTA created the MMR product line which the ELM-2311 C-MMR is part of.
The ELM-2311 is a compact mobile C-band radar system. The radar implements advanced 3D Active Electronically Steered Array (AESA) antenna technology and is transportable on a single vehicle for maneuvering forces.
The radar locates hostile weapon locations and calculates Point of Impact (POI) and Point of Origin (POO) in real time while simultaneously providing friendly-fire ranging.
According to Elta, every user can adapt the systems to its specific requirement by adding software blocks.
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Source: BulgarianMilitary`s Correspondent