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German Army to Procure Ericsson Radar.

The German Army has made an initial procurement of 10 Ericsson Microwave Systems Improved HARD 3-D radars for use in its next-generation light anti-aircraft system designated LeFlaSys. As of press time, Swedish contractor Ericsson had anticipated supplying the first of these radars this year and completing the order by 2002. The 8 to 12 GHz Improved HARD radar differs from the baseline model by way of its introduction of an alternating pulse repetition frequency mode; an improved, low sidelobe antenna; a new adaptive moving target indication filter; and increased transmitter module output (from 6 to 14 W). Baseline HARD can detect a helicopter at a range of up to 10 km, a figure that rises to 20 km when the target is a fixed-wing aircraft. Improved HARD has been under test in Germany since 1996 and the LeFlaSys order is Improved HARD'S first export sale. Alongside the described LeFlaSys application, Improved HARD is also being acquired by the Swedish Army for use in its RBS 90 all-weather air defence system.

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Comment:German Army to Procure Ericsson Radar.
Publication:Microwave Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUGE
Date:Jan 1, 2000
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