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British Army first to use Rafael Drone Dome with RADA MHR

Posted 21 August 2018 · Add Comment

The British Army will be the first to use the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Drone Dome counter-drone solution featuring RADA Electronic Industries Ltd's Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR).



These systems will be used to protect sensitive facilities and sites, on which British armed forces are deployed, from airborne drones. The British Army is the first customer for this new and advanced Drone Dome system. Several initial systems are being purchased, with additional potential for significant further orders which are expected to materialize in the coming months and quarters.

Rafael’s Drone Dome team, together with RADA, won the tender published by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

RADA’s MHR provides 360-degree surveillance and detects the drones at distances of three to five kilometres. Signal intelligence system along with electro-optical sensors, provide additional layers of threat classification and identification, while RF jamming provides the soft-kill layer of this solution.

Deliveries of this programme are expected to be concluded within 2018.

Dov Sella, RADA’s CEO, said: "This win, in view of the advanced competition, demonstrates the leadership of our software defined, multi-mission AESA radars in the fields of VSHORAD (very short range air defenCe) and C-UAV (counter UAV) warfare.

"It is the first sale of the Drone Dome solution, after intensive global business development efforts over the past two years by the joint team, to a leading global force such as the UK Army. As a result, we expect that sales of these radars, as part of the Drone Dome solution, will gain significant momentum in the coming quarters.”  

 

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