VERA-NG Passive Surveillance Available to NATO

ERA a.s. advanced passive surveillance listed in Czech Armed Forces equipment catalog.

Pardubice, Czech Republic, March 04, 2012 --( ERA a.s., (ERA) announced today that its world leading passive surveillance technology, VERA-NG has been listed as available equipment by the Czech Armed Forces. Since the Czech Republic is a full NATO member this means that the VERA system is available to all NATO countries. This announcement underscores the recent commitment by OMNIPOL, ERA’s majority stockholder, to continued and accelerated research and development of military passive surveillance solutions. VERA was also awarded a gold medal by a jury of international journalists at the International Exhibition of Defense and Security Technologies (IDET).

Vladislav Hofman, Managing Director of ERA said, “The listing of our equipment by the Czech Armed Forces is a testament to the confidence placed in our passive surveillance solution. The fact that it is now available to all NATO countries is a tremendous opportunity for ERA.”

Colonel Petr Milcicky, Head of the Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Section of the Czech Armed Forces stated that, “The selection of VERA-NG for our available equipment catalog recognizes the level of capability and reliability we have experienced with this essential part of our air surveillance system.”

VERA-NG is the 5th generation of ERA‘s Passive ESM Tracking (PET) technology designed, developed and manufactured in the Czech Republic. The system, based on the Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA) multilateration principle processes signals emitted by air, ground and naval transmitters of all kinds including radars, jammers, SIF/IFF transponders and TACAN/DME interrogators. The system is designed for detection, location and tracking of air, ground, and naval surface targets. It is capable of being used as an Early Warning, Field Intelligence Service or Air Defence System forming part of an integrated defence unit. Its passive operation (no electromagnetic emissions) makes VERA-NG the ultimate in covert surveillance giving it the ability to “see without being seen.”

About ERA a.s.
ERA a.s. is a leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic management, military, security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high-performance, high-reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 airport, air traffic management and military customers throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia.

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