Elbit Launches New Radar for Detection and Tracking in Foliage

The new radar, the FPR-10, plays a crucial role in the Wide-Area-Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) Concept for superior Terrain Dominance. The system was presentedat the ongoing 3rd Israeli HLS Conference, as well as other HLS solutions: including a highly advanced command and control system

Border protection and security of critical infrastructures, airports and seaports, especially those in the tropical areas of the world characterized by forests and dense plantation (foliage), are a complex challenge for homeland security forces as these areas provide a highly effective concealment option for hostile threats.

In determining threats it is crucial to have the ability to determine and precisely locate suspicious movement in the depth of the foliage and to alert security forces securing protective sites or maneuvering infantry forces of possible hostile activities in their vicinity.

To meet this challenge Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra developed a new type of radar - FPR-10, that offers extremely long-range foliage penetration for border protection and wide-area persistent surveillance. The system can detect suspicious movements of vehicles and humans in and beyond foliage. Based on Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) technology, the system provides extremely high resolution, covers a very wide range in azimuth and elevation and enables target separation, allowing determination of the number of targets in the radar arena. Designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions as well as foliage interferences and disturbances, the system is able to secure extremely large areas using multiple radars, which together provide end-to-end, overlapping coverage.

This unique system can simultaneously detect and track a variety of targets moving in various motion patterns and provides users with the coordinates and path of targets in a fully-digital display and output, for an enhanced operational picture.

Highly reliable and resistant, with a Low False Alarm Rate (FAR), the system is easy to integrate and operate (via a pc/laptop), has no moving parts (as opposed to previous GSR systems) and is cost-effective.

The new FPR-10 was presented for the first time at the 3rd Israel HLS Conference.

Elbit Systems also launched a unique and highly advanced command and control system for Homeland Security applications at Conference.The system controls and manages events from dedicated operation rooms (either fixed or mobile), starting from the initial report regarding a possible incident, through to the dispatch of forces to the scene and up to the closure of the event.

The system uses advanced data fusion and information management and provides enhanced interoperability and high level coordination between all of the forces involved. Producing a unified and up-to-date operational picture to all of the forces in real time (as relevant), the system enables effective management of incidents while prioritizing them in order of importance.

The system can easily interface with a variety of existing government or municipal systems (for example municipal systems, national infrastructure) as well as search and rescue, firefighting squads, first-aid and municipal authority services and other agencies, and it operates in both routine and crisis/emergency situations.

Concurrently managing a large number of events, at any scale, the system uses a wide range of sensors applicable for law enforcement agencies, (e.g. license plate registration systems (LPR)), street and traffic cameras, airborne and ground sensors, police car cameras and other sensors. The system includes advanced video analytics capabilities which provide alerts in cases of abnormal occurrences such as crowd gatherings, suspicious human behavior, unusual activities in a strategic area.

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