Israel-based defence provider RADA Electronic Industries has secured new orders for the delivery of radars to a US military force.

The US military force, which is an existing customer of RADA Electronic, has placed both follow-on orders and a new order with the company for a total value of $3.5m.

The recurring follow-on orders have been awarded for the company’s multi-mission hemispheric radar (MHR)-based counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveillance solutions.

The company has also received its first order for the delivery of its new and advanced extended compact hemispheric radar (eCHR) system.

RADA Electronic Industries chief executive officer Dov Sella said: “We are seeing strong and growing momentum in the US market, centred around counter-drone (C-UAV) and very short range air defence (VSHORAD) demand.

“We are seeing strong and growing momentum in the US market, centred around counter-drone (C-UAV) and very short range air defence (VSHORAD) demand.”

“Our advanced, software-defined and multi-mission eCHR radar, ordered at this stage for C-UAV use, introduces improved performance for active protection systems (APS) for combat vehicles as well. We see excellent potential to become a common solution for a wide variety of protection missions for the manoeuvre force.”

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The eCHR radar has been developed from the company’s CHR system, which is an S-band, software-defined, pulse-Doppler, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

RADA’s CHR was developed to address the need for active protection systems (APS) and hostile fire detection (HFD) solutions for combat vehicles.

The radar system is suitable for use with APS, vehicle protection systems (VPS), C-UAV and perimeter surveillance solutions.

Deliveries of the new orders are scheduled to be carried out this year.