IDF to deploy new radar to pinpoint rocket launchers

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    IDF to deploy new radar to pinpoint rocket launchers



    With an eye to a future conflict with Hamas and Hizbullah, the IDF's Artillery Corps is preparing to integrate a new radar system that will help locate and destroy rocket launchers more quickly than ever before, Chief Artillery Officer Brig.-Gen. Michel Ben-Baruch has told The Jerusalem Post.

    The radar will be operational within a few months.

    Under production by Elta Systems - a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries - the new radar will be able to provide artillery cannons with a 360-degree view of a battlefield and detect the exact location of rocket launchers.

    The location will then be transmitted digitally to the cannons or rocket systems deployed nearby, which will be able to fire at the launchers and destroy them.
    "There is no radar like this in the world," Ben-Baruch told the Post on Monday. "It can pinpoint the location of the launch and then find the range the cannons will need to aim at to fire."

    The new radar is one of several new technologies the Artillery Corps has been integrating into service since the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

    But the highlight of the Artillery Corps's recent accomplishments came in last month's IDF draft, when for the first time in the corps's history, all of its new inductees are soldiers who had asked to serve there.

    This 100% match beat out the Armored and Engineering Corps, and put Artillery at the same level as the Givati and Kfir infantry brigades.
    "This is an unbelievable success," Ben-Baruch said. "These are high-quality soldiers who realize that in the Artillery Corps they will operate advanced technology and have the opportunity to try out for some of the most elite units in the world."

    Since the Second Lebanon War, during which the artillery featured prominently, Ben-Baruch has sent officers to schools and homes of draftees around the country to describe the corps, particularly the different technologies and opportunities that soldiers will encounter during their service.

    Among the hundreds enlisted, Ben-Baruch revealed that 35 of the soldiers will be trained to become operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the IDF's Ground Forces.
    In the coming weeks, the Defense Ministry is scheduled to rule on a tender for the production of a small, lightweight UAV for field units that will be operated by the Artillery Corps. IAI and Elbit Systems Ltd. are competing for the contract.

    "When people think of the Artillery Corps they imagine a small cannon being dragged on a wagon," Ben-Baruch said. "In reality, though, we have some of the most fascinating and advanced technology in the IDF."

    New radar can pinpoint rocket launchers | IIsrael Palestine-Gaza Conflict | Jerusalem Post

    wow nice radar, may be IA should also get some of these radars.
     
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    IDF to deploy new radar system

    Military to make Raz Radar System, meant to warn against high-trajectory fire, fully operational by 2010. System to triple army's existing anti-rocket capabilities


    The IDF launched its new inland defensive weapon system Monday called the Raz Radar System.

    The system, eight years in development, will enhance the IDF's ability to warn against high-trajectory weapons and will be fully operational by 2010.
    "The system will be able to identify rocket fire, pinpoint it origin and accurately triangulate landing sites," Lt.-Col. Moshe Kipnis, head of the Raz project, told Ynet.

    "Existing systems can identify rocket fire within a 18-30-mile range. The new system will allow us to triple that," added Chief Artillery Officer Brig.-Gen. David Savisa


    Raz (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Unit)

    The final operational clearance for the system was given in July, after months of rigorous testing in the Negev area. The experiments tested Raz's ability against hundreds of various rockets. The system, said Kipnis, "Lived up to all our expectations."
    GOC Army Headquarters has been working on the Raz Radar since 2002, along with the Defense Ministry's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Industry and the ALTA, an Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary.
    The system, added Kipnis, was developed with more than just Gaza rocket fire on southern Israel in mind: "Gaza is not the only scenario we have been considering. There are many other, more complex scenarios."
    One of Raz's most notable advantages compared to existing systems is its ability to "talk" to other systems, i.e. – communicate real-time information to the Air Force, for example, so it can mount an immediate strike on the location from which the fire emanated.
    "We will also see an improvement in dealing with mortar shell fire and a substantial decrease in false alarms, although it will be impossible to avoid those altogether," said Kipnis.
    The system, he added, will also be able to assist in supplying artillery fire directions, in order to minimize hitting non-target areas.


    The Raz Radar will be manned by 20-man Artillery Corps teams. The teams will also be tasked with protecting the systems, should it come under attack.
    The IDF is expected to deploy the new radar systems in all sectors according to operational needs.

    IDF to deploy new radar system - Israel News, Ynetnews
     
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    IDF to deploy new radar system

    Military to make Raz Radar System, meant to warn against high-trajectory fire, fully operational by 2010. System to triple army's existing anti-rocket capabilities


    The IDF launched its new inland defensive weapon system Monday called the Raz Radar System.

    The system, eight years in development, will enhance the IDF's ability to warn against high-trajectory weapons and will be fully operational by 2010.
    "The system will be able to identify rocket fire, pinpoint it origin and accurately triangulate landing sites," Lt.-Col. Moshe Kipnis, head of the Raz project, told Ynet.

    "Existing systems can identify rocket fire within a 18-30-mile range. The new system will allow us to triple that," added Chief Artillery Officer Brig.-Gen. David Savisa


    Raz (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Unit)

    The final operational clearance for the system was given in July, after months of rigorous testing in the Negev area. The experiments tested Raz's ability against hundreds of various rockets. The system, said Kipnis, "Lived up to all our expectations."
    GOC Army Headquarters has been working on the Raz Radar since 2002, along with the Defense Ministry's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Industry and the ALTA, an Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary.
    The system, added Kipnis, was developed with more than just Gaza rocket fire on southern Israel in mind: "Gaza is not the only scenario we have been considering. There are many other, more complex scenarios."
    One of Raz's most notable advantages compared to existing systems is its ability to "talk" to other systems, i.e. – communicate real-time information to the Air Force, for example, so it can mount an immediate strike on the location from which the fire emanated.
    "We will also see an improvement in dealing with mortar shell fire and a substantial decrease in false alarms, although it will be impossible to avoid those altogether," said Kipnis.
    The system, he added, will also be able to assist in supplying artillery fire directions, in order to minimize hitting non-target areas.


    The Raz Radar will be manned by 20-man Artillery Corps teams. The teams will also be tasked with protecting the systems, should it come under attack.
    The IDF is expected to deploy the new radar systems in all sectors according to operational needs.

    IDF to deploy new radar system - Israel News, Ynetnews
     
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    i taught its an advanced radar, so knowing about it would be happy.
    will IA get it.
     

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