Eurosatory 2014: RADA's RPS-42 Tactical Volume Surveillance Radar System Was Selected by the US Navy Office of Naval Research

Eurosatory 2014: RADA's RPS-42 Tactical Volume Surveillance Radar System Was
Selected by the US Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR)

   The system was selected for the Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed
              Energy (DE) On-The-Move (OTM) Development Program

        Delivery of the system to the US Navy is planned for July 2014

Eurosatory 2014, June 16-20, Israel National Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand D571.

NETANYA, Israel, June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RADA Electronic Industries
Ltd. - a leading defense electronics contractor specialized in the
development, production, and sale of Tactical Land Radars - announces the
selection of its RPS-42 Tactical Volume Surveillance Radar System by the US
Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR). The system was selected for the
Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy (DE) On-The-Move (OTM)
Development Program as part of ONR's plans to increase the US Marine Corps'
current low-altitude air-defense capabilities in dealing with new threats,
specifically Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Delivery of the system to the US
Navy is planned for July 2014

The GBAD DE OTM is a Future Naval Capability development program, aimed
atdemonstrating a vehicle-mounted on-the-move short-range air-defense laser
system to defeat Low Observable/Low Radar Cross Section (LO/LRCS) threats to
Marine Corps forces, such as UAS.

RADA's RPS-42 Tactical Volume Surveillance Radar System, based on its
Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR), detects, tracks and classifies micro
and mini UAS (Groups 1&2) at ranges of up to 10km. It accurately tracks the
threats up to very high elevation angles, operates on-the-move, and introduces
unprecedented performance-to-price ratio. In addition to UAVs and short-range
RAM (Rockets, Artillery and Mortars), the system also detects and tracks other
aerial targets, including fighter and transporter aircraft, helicopters, etc.

The uniqueness of the RPS-42 system lies in its ability to detect
exceptionally small, low and slow-flying UAS - categorized as significant
tactical threats to maneuver forces - which cannot be detected by most
existing air defense radars. Advanced VSHORAD systems, especially those based
on Directed Energy, require compact tactical radars that are able to detect
these and other threats, operate on-the-move, and provide vital real-time
threat information to the fire control system. All these critical capabilities
are provided by the RPS-42 system - delivering volume surveillance and
detection of multiple threat types, including the smallest threats.

The MHR – an S Band, Software-Defined, Pulse-Doppler, AESA radar – is a
digital radar platform which is GaN based and introduces sophisticated beam
forming capabilities and advanced signal processing. It provides multiple
missions on each radar platform and can combine C-UAS and C-RAM operational
missions on the same radar, thus delivering ideal organic, tactical
surveillance solutions for force protection systems.

According to Zvi Alon, RADA's CEO, "We are honored that our radars have been
selected by the US Navy for such an advanced program. Investing massive R&D
efforts has allowed us to offer our clients a unique system that can detect
the smallest, low and slow-flying tactical threats. This important capability
gives forces the time to initiate countermeasures, thus saving lives and
accomplishing their combat missions. Both the MHR and the Compact Hemispheric
Radar (CHR), which is used on combat vehicles for short-range protection
applications, will be on display at Eurosatory 2014, and we invite you to
learn more about the unique capabilities of these radar systems."

About RADA

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. is an Israel-based defense electronics
contractor. The Company specializes in the development, production, and sale
of Tactical Land Radars for Force and Border Protection, Inertial Navigation
Systems for air and land applications, and Avionics Systems and Upgrades.

CONTACT: RADA
         Dubi Sella (CBDO)
         Tel: +972-9-892-1111
         mrkt@rada.com
         www.rada.com
 
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