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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Prague, November 11th - 13th, 2015 ERA hosted the 10th meeting of NATO SET-195 panel representatives in its Prague office focused on DMPAR (Deployable Multi-band Passive Active Radar) short term solution verification. The meeting was widely attended by representatives from CNIT Italy, ERA Czech Republic, FFI Norway, Fraunhofer FHR Germany, PIT-RADWAR Poland, Thales France and WUT Poland. The final meeting day was devoted to a factory visit of ERA and a presentation entitled the Multilateration (TDOA) system and its application in the ATM and military sector.

Pardubice, November 5th, 2015 ERA received a special prize for subsidizing the local school Svítání in its home town of Pardubice. As part of the gala evening entitled The Night of Grace, organized once a year, the school's remarkable sponsors were recognized and praised for their support. A ceramic plaque of three ancient goddesses “The Graces” was made by Svítání students in their art classes.

Pardubice, October 29th, 2015 ERA is proud to announce that they have signed a new contract of support to promising speed skater Karolina Erbanova for the second year. Last season Karolina has enjoyed immense success – taking part in all of the 2014 World Cup races she won two bronze medals (World Championship) and other remarkable places ranking from4th to 6th. Now she is back in full training programme for the upcoming season getting ready for World Cup races in Calgary, Canada, Salt Lake City, US, and several others organized in the Netherlands and Germany.

Attersee, Austria, October 2015 The ERA diving team takes action once again. A group of Czech professional scuba divers led by ERA groundsman Boris Gol established a new goal – they plan to search for the remains of the Czechoslovak steamship M/S Pionýr. It shipwrecked on a coral reef near the island Mayaguana, part of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean in August 1969. The expedition starts at the end of November, but the team has already organized a reunion at an off-site meeting in Austria to discuss the details and train at Attersee Lake.

Pardubice, October 19th, 2015 Avinor recently announced the selection of Czech Republic-based company ERA to supply 125 vehicle-mounted SQUID transmitters for surface vehicle tracking in Stavanger Airport Sola. ERA’s SQUIDs will be interoperable with the existing surface guidance system at Stavanger Airport Sola and will improve the overall situational awareness and safety of this international airport.