Recently, RADA Electronic Industries reported that its Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) took part in tests which confirmed that the system can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats.
In 2015, the MHR was purchased by Lockheed Martin and has since been used in the development and testing of the ATHENA High-Energy Laser. The MHR is used by the system to conduct aerial surveillance, detect the aerial threats and signal the ATHENA optics to the aerial targets.
In tests carried out in August at the Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA system brought down five 10.8' wingspan Outlaw unmanned aerial systems.
In recent times, RADA has incorporated the ‘On-the-Move’ (OTM) operational capability to its MHR radar series. This capability improves the operational envelope of counter-UAV weapon systems and enables them to lessen these threats in all fighting situations.
The integration and utilization of our MHR by leading high-energy laser providers such as Lockheed Martin and others proves the viability of our radars to these advanced and futuristic weapon systems. We hope that when this market matures, our radars will be an integral part of these advanced defense solutions.
Dov Sella, CEO, RADA