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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Shanghai, April 27th, 2015 ERA Company exhibited its surveillance and tracking ATM systems at the 3rd China Technology International Fair in Shanghai, China. The event took place at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on April 23 – 25, 2015.

Brno, April 15th, 2015 ERA has taken part in job fair iKariera held on April 15th in Brno. Its 21st year has been organized at the Faculty of Business and Management and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Brno University of Technology. Over four thousands of students and alumni visited the exhibition every year. IKariera is an exclusive project of student organization IASTE.

Madrid, March 10th – 12th, 2015 ERA Company exhibited its proven technologies for aircraft surveillance and their innovations at the World ATM Congress – an international exhibition held at IFEMA trade park in Madrid, Spain. This event, organized by CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation), was held from 10th to 12th March 2015. According official CANSO information there were 199 exhibitors and 6929 visitors.

Madrid, Spain, March 13th, 2015 ERA has been awarded a contract to modernize its multilateration surface system at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. This contract forms an integral part of the Remote Tower (rTWR) project recently awarded to Indra Navia by Hungarian Air Navigation Services Provider (ANS).

 

Pardubice, March 9th, 2015 The Indonesian Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan accompanied by the Indonesian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Aulia Aman Rachman and the Ambassador to Poland Peter F. Gontha visited ERA headquarters in Pardubice last week. Several CEOs of the Indonesian state owning companies such as AirNav Indonesia or Garuda Airlines were also present.