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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Warsaw, July 28-30, 2015 ERA has attended Integrated Air & Missile Defence Eastern Europe conference held at Warsaw, the first Air and Missile Defence conference that provided a specific focus on the challenges and airborne threats of nations in the Eastern European region. At the conference ERA has presented the role of passive surveillance in Modern Air Defence concept.

Pardubice, July 27th, 2015 ERA announced that it had been awarded a contract to deliver MLAT/ADS-B systems to provide surface ATM surveillance at three major airports in Germany. The whole project is called Flughafen Multilateration-Systeme by ERA and includes Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart international airports. The proposed installations fulfil all the specific demands required by the tendering process which ERA won this spring. The first completion of the systems is expected in two years period.

Pardubice, July 7th, 2015 TÜV SÜD Czech has recertified ERA Company in its application for a Quality Management System for development, design, production, installation and maintenance of radio electronic systems and radars for ATC, navigation, military reconnaissance ELINT/ESM systems and related software. An audit approving ERA's application to hold this worldwide recognized certificate was performed in June 2015. The certificate is now valid up until 2018.

 

Pardubice, June 26th, 2015 ERA announced that it would construct a brand new headquarters building adjacent to its current factory location in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The company is experiencing increased demand for its products and services which is driving the need for additional development and administrative space. The modern four story building will house as many as 190 people.

June 13th, 2015 Over 230 delegates from the air traffic management (ATM) industry met in June in Durban, South Africa for a series of meetings that addressed key ATM issues in Africa and globally. Marcela Ujcova, ERA sales manager and expert for Africa markets, also took part. She met and discussed issues of potential future cooperation with participants from two dozen African states, for instance: Namibia, Kenya, Angola, Niger, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda and Ghana.