Military and Security


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.


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.


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


  • 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, October 22nd, 2014 Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, has just announced the selection of Czech Republic based ERA a.s., the manufacturer of surveillance and flight tracking equipment worldwide, to supply 80 vehicle-mounted SQUID transmitters as its surface vehicle tracking system.  The contract was awarded to ERA after an international tendering process. SQUIDS by ERA are also in use at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport.

Bohdanec Spa, October 18th, 2014 ERA Golf Resort Lazne Bohdanec hosted the special golf tournament „GASCO LB OPEN 2014 PRO-AM“ with the participation of Czech golf proffesionals.

Pardubice, October 1st, 2014,  NAVIAIR, the Danish Air Navigation Service Provider, has repeatedly placed its trust in the ERA multilateration systems. ERA has recently completed the third extension of its surface guidance system at the Copenhagen Airport Kastrup. Currently 27 ERA multi-sensor surveillance ground-based stations and 238 pieces of SQUID vehicle tracking units are in operation there to ensure the safety of the busiest airport in Scandinavia.

Beijing, China, September 17th - 19th, 2014 Two specialists from ERA Company participated in ATC Global Exhibition and Conference in Beijing on September 17-19, 2014. ATC Global, traditional air traffic management trade show originally located in Maastricht and Amsterdam, moved to China this year, closer to potential Asian customers. ATM professionals from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and especially China met there to establish new business contacts.

Johannesburg, South Africa,  September 17 – 19, 2014 ERA exhibited at AAD 2014 - 8th year of Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition - organized in AFB Waterkloof, Centurion, City of Tshwane, South Africa on September 17 – 19, 2014. The company presented its portfolio of military and ATM products in cooperation with other Czech companies LOM Praha, VR Group and Česká zbrojovka under auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.