Netanya, Israel, October 16, 2017 – RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA) today announced that its Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR), which was purchased by Lockheed Martin in 2015 and is used since then in the development and testing of the ATHENA High-Energy Laser, took part in recent tests which proved that the system can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats.
The MHR is used by the system to perform aerial surveillance, detect the aerial threats and cue the ATHENA optics to the aerial targets.
In tests conducted in August, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA system brought down five 10.8′ wingspan Outlaw unmanned aerial systems at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
(Click here to see Lockheed Martin’s Press Release and video of the testing)
RADA has recently added the ‘On-the-Move’ (OTM) operational capability to its MHR radar family. This capability enhances the operational envelope of counter-UAV weapon systems and enables them to mitigate these threats in all fighting scenarios.
Dov Sella, RADA’s CEO, commented, “The integration and utilization of our MHR by leading high-energy laser providers such as Lockheed Martin and others proves the viability of our radars to these advanced and futuristic weapon systems. We hope that when this market matures, our radars will be an integral part of these advanced defense solutions”.