Passive Surveillance ESM Tracker (PET) VERA-NG is the most advanced Passive Surveillance System utilizing the multilateration Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) principle.
The unique system is designed for detection, localization, tracking and identification of the air, ground and naval targets as well as exceptional pulse and continuous wave signal analysis.
VERA-NG supports cross-border, long-term and long-range surveillance without alerting neighbouring nations. The system emits zero electromagnetic energy making it ‘invisible‘, i. e. it sees without being seen. It also provides strategic ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) information to collect, process and evaluate the ESM data for reference database.
VERA-NG = 6 decades of pioneering in the field of passive radiolocation adapted to face modern threats.
The system consists of one central receiving and processing station and three side receiving stations, operator‘s workplace and utilizes the TDOA principle.
Air defence and passive surveillance are critical elements in today's military and security operations. Due to its active design, a traditional radar is vulnerable to airborne defence operations and anti-radar systems. Traditional radars are also unable to detect all targets, this being proven by its inability to track stealth fighters. The VERA-NG, Passive Surveillance System is currently recognized as an essential sensor to any Air Defence surveillance network.
The need for ELINT tools is increasing significantly in the age of Electronic Warfare. VERA-NG includes the capability for long-term ELINT operations for detailed signal analysis and creating and maintaining an internal database.
The receiving stations of the unique Passive Surveillance System are equipped with small, compact and reliable receivers. VERA-NG receivers have been developed for wide-band signal detection - starting from frequencies of VHF active radars, up to the range of high frequency radars and jamming signals. VERA-NG consists of 4 receiving stations, where one of them is central. The microwave communication link is a subsystem of each VERA-NG receiving station.
The Central Processing Station provides target tracking, non-cooperative target identification including detailed signal analysis. Furnished Operator Consoles with an easy to operate Human Machine Interface are included in the Central Processing Station, directly next to the Signal Data Processor.
In light of current requirements for high mobile systems, ERA has tailored VERA-NG to ultimate transportability and mobility for rapid deployment. VERA-NG can therefore be easily configured to a stationary or transportable/mobile version with various types of mast components in different scales starting from a tripod to a 12m or even 25m transportable mast.
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