Israeli-made radar delivered to Ukraine

By Arie Egozi

An Israeli radar capable of detecting drones, rockets, and mortars has been spotted in Ukraine. Sources say that the radar, made by Israeli company RADA, has been donated by the Lithuanian Blue/Yellow volunteer organisation.

The highly advanced radar will be used to sound an alert of approaching Russian strikes as part of a trial programme in the upcoming months. Israeli authorities have not made any public remarks on the situation.

According to Ukrainian officials, the alarm system is expected to be installed in Kyiv over the course of the next two months, as reported by the Israeli Kan public broadcaster. The system that will be installed in Ukraine is only capable of giving alerts and is not connected to any air defence system.

Since the outbreak of the war, Kiev had requested that Israel provide its armed forces with air defence systems like Iron Dome. However, Israel refused due to sensitive relations with Moscow, which enable the Israeli air force to perform almost weekly strikes against Iranian-related targets in Syria.

The system in Ukraine is set for wider coverage and will trigger alerts in a general area where an incoming Russian missile is expected to hit. In comparison, the system in Israel works with more precision.

According to the Israeli company, the ieMHR is a cutting-edge software-defined, multi-mission, 4D AESA pulse Doppler radar platform that can host a variety of operational missions. The ieMHR offers a superior SWaP-C and On-The-Move operation to the manoeuvre force, providing the best of breed radar sensor for air defence and active defence solutions.

The company says that the radar is capable of Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) & Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD), handles all types of aerial threats, including class-1 micro-drones, Counter Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM), and Sense & Warn, both indirect and low-QE fire. It also includes Point-of-Origin (POO) and Point-of-Impact (POI) determination, ranging of friendly-fire, and Hemispheric surveillance, simultaneous detection, and tracking of aerial and ground intruders.



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