RADA Electronic Industries has received an order for the delivery of multi-mission hemispheric radars (MHRs) to a key US military force.

Under an order worth more than $8m, RADA will supply dozens of MHRs to provide air surveillance alongside counter-UAV systems with advanced on-the-move capabilities.

RADA Electronic Industries CEO Dov Sella said: "This is a true breakthrough and highly significant order for RADA. Furthermore, strategically, it is our first delivery to a key US military customer, with potential for further orders down the road.

“We have been awarded this order following long, demanding and detailed trials, as would be expected for a key defence application, proving the superiority of our radars in the increasingly important field of counter-UAV warfare.”

"While this initial win has potential for additional orders with this particular force, we also see further potential with other US military forces."

The radars will be fielded for operational use soon after their delivery, which is scheduled for this year.

RADA said that its MHRs are S-band, software-defined, pulse-Doppler, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars.

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The compact, mobile radars are said to offer sophisticated beam-forming capabilities and advanced signal processing, as well as demonstrate an unprecedented performance-to-price ratio.

Sella added: “While this initial win has potential for additional orders with this particular force, we also see further potential with other US military forces.

"This programme signals the initial fruits of success of our strategy, focusing our technology on the US military and other world leading advanced defence forces, which are in need of tactical, on-the-move surveillance and protection solutions for the manoeuvre forces.”

To date, RADA has sold more than 300 radar systems to various global defence customers.