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ERA will supply VERA-NG system to the Armed Forces of Moldova under the EU initiative European Peace Facility

ERA will supply VERA-NG system to the Armed Forces of Moldova under the EU initiative European Peace Facility

The Czech company ERA and the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) have facilitated a crucial project under the European Peace Facility (EPF) initiative for the Moldavian Ministry of Defence. The supply of one of the VERA-NG passive surveillance systems by ERA aims at bolstering the defence capabilities of the Republic of Moldova, with a focus on enhancing its Air Defence and Air Surveillance capabilities.

The original Czech and unique worldwide system PET VERA-NG (in NATO terminology Passive ESM Tracker) is supposed to serve as a cornerstone for the planned comprehensive defence of the state of Moldova. It is designed to integrate seamlessly with other defence solutions and this integration will significantly elevate the country's ability to monitor and protect its airspace.

VERA-NG is the only battle proven passive surveillance system capable of solving different use cases at the same time: Air Surveillance, Ground Based Air Defence and Electronic Warfare. It is designed for detection, localization, tracking and identification of air, ground, and naval targets, based on pulse as well as continuous wave signal analysis. The system emits zero electromagnetic energy making it ‘invisible‘ to adversaries, effectively seeing without being seen.

"All European Union projects aimed at Moldova support the development of their defence capabilities and increase cooperation between us. As the implementer of this project, we are pleased that we can contribute our experience and knowledge in procuring air surveillance and communication systems, armoured vehicles, and various combat vehicles," said Magnus-Valdemar Saar, Director of ECDI.

This project represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts of the European Union to support countries in strengthening their defence capabilities. “By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and strategic partnerships, we are contributing to a safer and more secure world,” stated Ondřej Chlost, ERA CEO.

European Peace Facility (EPF) is an off-budget instrument that enhances the EU’s ability to act as a global security provider. It was established in March 2021 to preserve peace, prevent conflicts, and strengthen international security.

Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) is the central procurement agency under the administration of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia. It is responsible for the availability of materials and services and ensuring a functional and safe infrastructure for defence.