Military and Security

Highlights

ERA provides the most advanced technology for today's air defense, security and military range operations.  

ERA's passive surveillance technology provides an unmatched ability to "see without being seen" and has a long heritage of innovation for leading defense and security forces around the world. Two of these important technologies are Passive Emitter Tracking (PET) and Passive Coherent Location (PCL).

ERA’s PET technology, VERA-NG by ERA, is a mature technology deployed in Asia, Europe and the Americas, which tracks aircraft, vehicles, and other targets based on passive tracking of emissions, including radars, jammers, IFF transponders, DME/TACAN interrogators, Datalink and other communication, navigation and surveillance systems. Since beginning, ERA has invested heavily in the next PET technology and has participated in various demonstrations of the technology for NATO applications.

One of the most promising technologies that could alter the field of air surveillance is the Passive Coherent Location (PCL) system. For targets that do not emit signals, ERA’s next PCL system shall track and classify targets using reflections of existing third-party emitters such as FM radio.

As the importance of air defense and military ATC has increased for leading military forces, the importance of effective airbase and range management for training and combat missions has likewise received increased attention. ERA solutions provide accurate surveillance for challenging terrain and extreme climates. Multi-sensor surveillance system by ERA provides mobile and fixed-range management solutions for the world's leading defense organizations.

VERA-NG by ERA

Air defense and passive surveillance are critical elements of today’s military and security operations. VERA-NG by ERA addresses this by providing the most advanced and state-of-the-art Passive Surveillance System designed for detection, location, identification and tracking of air, ground and naval targets. The Vera heritage and worldwide reputation as a powerful surveillance solution extends over many decades with systems successfully deployed in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

VERA-NG by ERA is a deployable air command and control system component (DAC) and processes radars, jammers, SSR/IFF transponders, TACAN/DME interrogators, DataLinks and other onboard emitters. 

The system is a proven Passive ESM Tracker (PET) that utilizes well-proven Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) multilateration techniques to triangulate on a broad range of emissions.

VERA-NG by ERA offers a covert, electronic and physical, surveillance capability that is not vulnerable to anti-radar weapon systems. The system’s design is fully mobile and can be delivered in a “roll-on/roll-off” configuration, ensuring its readiness for rapid tactical deployment. 

VERA-NG by ERA uses advanced finger-printing techniques to identify targets without the need for ground-based transmissions. VERA-NG by ERA can also be configured to fulfil missions that require passive 3D radar with extremely high capacity for simultaneous target tracking.

Operations

  • Passive Air, Naval, Ground tracking and targeting
  • Deployable ACCS Component (DAC)
  • Passive ESM Tracker (PET)
  • Fixed or mobile ELINT missions

Features

  • Broadband detection
  • Jammer resistant
  • Non-cooperative target identification
  • Radar compatible location/tracking accuracy
  • 3D target location and 360° surveillance
  • High capacity of real-time tracking
  • Precise determination of each signal emitter characteristic
  • Highly automated & remote control operation functionalities
  • High mobility and quick deployment
  • Low operation and maintenance requirements

Output Information

  • Output data format in ASTERIX / AWCIES protocol
  • Target/track identification
  • x,y,z coordinates
  • Radar signal parameters
  • SSR/IFF (3/A, C, 1, 2) Modes
  • Mode C barometric altitude
  • Mode S address and altitude
  • Mode 4 (IFF) flag
  • TACAN/DME channel/frequency/mode
  • Data update-rate adjustable from 1 to 5 sec

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Hradec Králové, September 1st - 5th, 2014 In the beginning of September the ERA Company hosted the scientific event Detour 2014 - reunion of members of the NATO-SET-195 panel DMPAR. ERA took part in the DMPAR Evaluation Trials for Operationally Upgraded Radar (Detour) held at three East Bohemian airports. The goal of the joined exercise of researchers from several NATO-countries was a verification of possibilities of deployable multi-band passive/active radars for air defence.

Sliač August 30th and Hradec Králové September 6th, 2014 The last weekend in August and the first weekend in September ERA representatives took part of two air shows the company subsidizes. ERA traditionally became a partner of SIAF (Slovak International Air Fest) held at Sliač military airbase. This year the company also supported its „twin event“ CIAF (Czech International Air Fest).

Prague, August 28th – 29th, 2014 ERA Managing Director Viktor Sotona and sales manager Jan Hodinka, expert for Chinese territory, participated in China Investment Forum (CIF) in Prague. Mr. Sotona held a speech and presented the ERA Company to the partakers of panel discussion in section Transportation and Aviation. There were present hundreds of registered participants and guests of sound organizations and business bodies from China, the Czech Republic and many other European countries.

Pardubice, August 23rd, 2014 The summer round of the beach volleyball tournament ERA Cup Closed took place on the sandy playground in Doubravice, outskirts of Pardubice city. Seven teams (mix couples - one woman - one man and according internal rules one ERA current or former employee obligatory in each) played six two sets long games in system “everyone against all others”.

Pardubice, August, 22th, 2014 Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Canada, has selected ERA Company, the leading vendor of surveillance and flight tracking equipment worldwide, to supply another 75 vehicle-mounted SQUID transmitters for surface vehicle tracking in Montreal airport. ERA’s SQUIDs are interoperable with the existing advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS). ERA has already delivered 10 SQUID units to the airport in September 2013.