Turkish Specialists Interested in ERA Military Solutions
Pardubice, 29 – 30 September 2015 Representatives from the Turkish Air Force and the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries of the Ministry Of National Defence visited the headquarters of ERA Company in Pardubice in the last week of September. The main goal of the visit was the introduction of alternative radiolocation methods, a presentation of the ERA military solutions portfolio and a tour of the ERA premises. The guests were extremely interested in the alternative radiolocation technologies, such as the DPET VERA-NG system developed by ERA, which can be deployed as a new progressive part of the air defence forces.
The official programme began with a briefing about ERA Company and its products suitable for defence purposes by ERA sales representative Jiří Vaňourek and the R&D expert for VERA system Libor Slezák followed by a practical demonstration on all the consoles of the systems. The Turkish military specialists from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey led by professor of Bilkent University from Ankara, then asked for details concerning the performance and reliability of the systems. In addition, the ERA specialists participated in a guided “sightseeing” tour around the company facilities.
The following day, our Turkish guests travelled to the western border of the Czech Republic for a ZVON site excursion including meeting with specialists from the Czech Armed Forces. In a several-hour programme, they were introduced to the history of passive systems of Czech origin demonstrating the long term use of the PET system by the Czech Army. The unique Czech system, in its latest version known as the 5th generation VERA-NG, was introduced as part of the current electronic warfare of CZ forces.