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 22nd, 2014 ERA Company passed the Site Acceptance Tests for the airport surface management system at Baku airport several days ago. The ERA MLAT system has been developed as an extension of the already implemented WAM system Caspian Sea. The contract awarded in 2011 has built on the success the Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service has experienced with this system which monitors low flying helicopters and aircraft over the Caspian Sea.

Brno, April 15th – 16th, 2014 In the mid April ERA Company traditionally became a partner of the conference PVO 2014 in Brno. The event was organized by the Department of Air Defence Systems in the club of Faculty of Military Technology of University of Defence in Brno and this year highlight topic was the history of radiolocation in Czech lands and abroad.

Pardubice, April 10th, 2014 The members of Czech Parliament Defence Committee visited the ERA headquarters in the beginning of April. The main goal of the visit was introduction of alternative radiolocation methods by ERA experts, a presentation of ERA military solutions portfolio and a tour of the ERA premises. Within several hours lasting programme parliamentarians were introduced to the history of passive systems of Czech origin demonstrating by long term usage of PET system called in 5th generation VERA-NG.

Pardubice, March 18, 2014 Official delegation of the Republic of Rwanda visited the ERA headquarters in Pardubice in mid-March. Six officials of Rwanda Armed Forces lead by General Major Frank Mushyo Kamanzi came to Czech Republic to search the possibilities of future cooperation with Czech exporters.

Pardubice, March 8th, 2014 A team of ERA employees ERA Pardubice has obtained the new jerseys (in company logo red colour) and won silver medal in this year of Steeling League in indoor soccer (futsal).