Elbit Systems Introduces VWS, a New Radar for APS

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced the launch of the VWS radar, a new, continuous wave (CW) radar, specifically designed for Active Protection Systems (APS). The system provides soft/hard protection and can be easily installed onboard any light or heavy armored vehicle, as well as various stationary applications.

The VWS radar is a cost-effective radar system, able to detect, classify and automatically track Anti Tank Rockets (ATR) as well as Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM), providing 360⁰ of coverage and enabling continuous search of any potential threats. Upon detection of flying objects, the radar calculates the threat's parameters, such as azimuth, elevation angles, velocity, range, time to impact and estimated impact and launching point. After the detection, the Radar triggers the threat destruction or diversion from its target through the APS. This long range detection capability and real-time warning enable automatic soft/hard protection.

The VWS capabilities have been successfully tested in numerous live field tests, as part of several Active Protection Systems

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The combination of the VWS, together with additional reaction systems and crew early alert systems is well suited for any armored vehicle and is considered as a leading cost effective Radar system.

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: Jun 6, 2012