RADA Releases Two New Radar Platforms

The aCHR and xMHR radars are 4D AESA, software defined, multi-mission, pulse-Doppler platforms that can support a variety of operational missions

RADA's aCHR (Photo courtesy of the company)

RADA Electronic Industries will unveil two new radars, the aCHR and the xMHR, at the DSEI 2019 Defense and Security exhibition and conference, to be held next week in London.   

The aCHR (advanced Compact Hemispheric Radar), part of the Iron Fist APS, is RADA’s most advanced radar in its family of compact hemispheric radars for maneuvering forces. According to the company, the aCHR is compliant with the MAPS standard, meets and surpasses all APS/VPS challenges, and is the result of over a decade of evolving development and testing of its predecessors, the CHR and eCHR, which are currently in production. Deliveries of this radar platform are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The xMHR (extended Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar) is RADA’s next-generation radar platform for Mobile Short-Range Air Defense (MSHORAD) solutions for maneuvering forces, providing enhanced fire control and air surveillance capabilities. The xMHR is said to broaden RADA’s family of on-the-move, multi-mission hemispheric radars, comprised of the MHR and ieMHR, by offering extended ranges, fire-control accuracies, multipath and clutter handling and superior performance against low signature targets. The xMHR provides Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM), Sense & Warn and ranging of friendly fire capabilities, in addition to the MSHORAD mission, the company says.

“in recent years RADA has taken a leading role in the new and emerging market of tactical radars for the maneuver force, introducing software-defined radar platforms, showing a superior performance-to-price ratio and extreme maturity in battlefield conditions,” said Dov Sella, RADA CEO. “This was achieved through anticipation of market needs and a heavy investment in R&D efforts. We are committed to maintain and further building our leadership in the market segments of APS/VPS and MSHORAD, as demonstrated by the introduction of these cutting-edge new radar platforms and additional ongoing new developments.”