Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) delivered the first of eight ELM-2084 multi-mission radar (MMR) systems to the Czech Republic. The ELM-2084 MMR multi-mission radar is used in Israel’s Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Barak missile defense systems. The radars, which will replace obsolete Soviet-made radars that the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic received in 1991, are part of a deal signed in December 2019 by the two defense ministries. The multi-mission radar system was delivered in late February and the others will be delivered throughout the year with the last one arriving in early 2023.
The ELM-2084 MMR multi-mission radar will be integrated into NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense early-warning systems (NATINAMDS) therefore providing continuous radar coverage at low altitudes. The operational and combat-proven MMR that is integrative with NATO systems is the radar of Israel’s missile defense weapon systems and 150 such systems have been sold to customers around the world. The MMR can simultaneously detect, classify, monitor, and intercept multiple airborne projectiles at an altitude between 100 meters to 3,000 meters (330 to 10,000 feet) and cover a wide area of about 250 kilometers.
The Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) is a family of advanced mobile radars (ELM-2084: M/F/MS/ H-MMR, ELM-2248LB: D-MMR & ELM-2311: C-MMR) that operate in S or C-Band and perform multiple missions: air surveillance, counter rocket artillery and mortar (C-RAM) and fire control. Different radar sizes and configurations are available to match customer requirements. An open architecture facilitates the integration of additional sensors such as SIGINT, IFF (all modes), and EO/IR. Each radar employs an advanced 4-D full Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA)
enabling electronic steering in azimuth and elevation, and is based on high-performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF modules.
The MMR detects high and low flying targets, tracks, classifies, and generates a real-time Air Situation Picture of all aerial targets such as low Radar Cross Section platforms (e.g. UAVs, tactical aerial weapons, loitering munitions, cruise and Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBM)) and Rockets, Artillery, and Mortars (RAM). The MMR’s innovative design delivers high accuracy and rapid update rates, performing a concurrent search with a dedicated track beam. MMR can acquire targets through external cueing from a C2 system and can operate independently or be integrated into a radar network.