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Hensoldt Modernizes COBRA Artillery Location Radars

Sensor specialist HENSOLDT will modernize the test equipment of the artillery location radar COBRA which is in service with several NATO armies. Under a contract awarded by the multinational procurement organization Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en matière d’Armement (OCCAR) on behalf of Germany and France, HENSOLDT will replace the COBRA Radar Environment Simulator (CRES), indispensable for determining optimum deployment and testing system performance.

The CRES is the key element to test and verify the COBRA radar performance in a laboratory environment with reproducible target trajectories. It generates artificial radar returns allowing to simulate all kinds of ballistic projectiles (missiles, mortar grenades, howitzer or gun projectiles) without the necessity of real transmissions. Therefore, the CRES can be operated in a closed maintenance hall or even inside a COBRA shelter.

The current CRES is in operation since the 1990s and has become obsolete and unreliable. The replacement with a CRES developed and used by HENSOLDT for third-party COBRA systems has been considered as the most economical solution.

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COBRA is a mobile radar system for locating hostile artillery and missile positions and for calculating in advance the flight path of projectiles in order to give early warning and enable protective action. Its first configuration was developed by the EuroArt consortium comprising HENSOLDT, Thales and Lockheed Martin around the turn of the century for the German, French and British armed forces. Today, a total of more than 40 systems of various configurations have been deployed by Germany, France and Turkey as well as several armed forces outside Europe.

Source: HENSOLDT
Date: Jun 15, 2021


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