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, April 21–23, 2015 ERA Company co-sponsored the academic congress MAREW at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of University of Pardubice. Libor Slezák, an expert on passive radiolocation from ERA, had a presentation “TDOA based PET Antennas” as an invited paper in the lecturing program. ERA also presented its portfolio along with other industrial companies from the region such as T.CZ, Retia and Eldis.

Pardubice, May 6th, 2015 ERA Company announced that had been awarded a contract to deploy its surface multilateration system at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The contract was assigned by East China Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation of China. ERA will provide the MLAT and ADS-B part of the A-SMGCS system and cooperate on the project with Chinese company Nanjing LES Information Technology, which is supposed to deliver surface movement radar and data fusion and display systems.

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. Czech Republic has become the main partner of the exhibition this year and thus its exhibition hall, including ERA stand, was visited by many Chinese representatives

Pardubice, April 25th, 2015 The badminton team of the sport club TJ Sokol Pardubice organized the Badminton Championship of the Czech Republic in the junior category. ERA subsidized the contest which was divided into five competitions: girls singles, boys singles, girls doubles, boys doubles, mixed doubles.

Brno, April 22th – 23th, 2015 ERA Company traditionally supported the PVO 2015 conference in Brno at the end of April. The 16th year of the event  was organised by the Department of Air Defence Systems at the club of the Faculty of Military Technology of the University of Defence. The main topic was the interoperability of air defence systems. ERA participated as one of the partners along with other prominent producers of defence and security technologies such as Lockheed Martin, Saab, ELDIS and Retia.