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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Pardubice, July 1st, 2014 ERA announced that its Wide Area Multilateration system deployed at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates has recently been approved by the local Civil Aviation Authority. The system is able to withstand extreme climatic environments in all operational capacities and has therefore been chosen for severe weather conditions and high outdoor temperature. ERA WAM system in Fujairah Airport is the first certified WAM system in the Middle East for ATC separation services in terminal and on-route airspace.

Orlice Mountains, June 21st – 22nd, 2014 At the end of June ERA Employees left the city of Pardubice and travelled to the nearest mountain resort. They spent relaxing weekend there along with their colleagues and family members. The main goal of the event was to provide informal environment to strengthen the mutual relationships of co-workers by doing some fun activities together.

Pardubice, June 21th, 2014 Fulfilling the corporate responsibility programme  ERA company subsidized the charity event “Pardubice Racquet”. The 6th year of the tournament was held on the grounds of Pardubice Tennis Club on 21st of June.The profit made from the event was donated to the home shelter Klokanek for children in difficult life situation.

Pardubice, June 1st, 2014 ERA has become a partner of Aviation Fair, a traditional air show based at Pardubice airport. Along with marketing activities, which was designed to emphasise the presence of this internationally successful firm located in the East Bohemian region, the company exhibited its latest technological achievement. Silent Guard, the demonstrator of passive surveillance systems PET and PCL, was accessible for two days to air show visitors. They were able to see a live demonstration of the system’s ability to detect flying aircrafts.

Norway, May 12th – 30th, 2014 ERA participated in the NATO military exercise Unified Vision 2014 with its passive radiolocation system VERA-NG and MSPSR technology demonstrator Silent Guard in May. A number of ERA professionals became part of the trial tracking the flying targets and providing their positional data.