A radar-based solution to detect and locate hostile mortar and rocket fire
HFL-CM is a radar-based solution to provide warning of parabolic fire, providing critical time to clear the target zone. In addition to detecting projectiles in flight, HFL-CM automatically calculates the point of impact and the point of launch, enabling prompt action to be taken to immediately counter the hostile fire.
As HFL-CM is radar based, it overcomes some of the limitations of alternative acoustic solutions. It is unaffected by high background noise or acoustic echoes in urban environments and can be operated at night and in low visibility conditions such as smoke, dust, rain and fog.
Making use of its versatile modular architecture HFL-CM can be configured to provide safety and protection in a fixed location or on the move mounted on a vehicle. It can also be integrated with an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The individual radar modules have an azimuth coverage of either 60° or 120° and up to six of them can be combined to provide full 360° coverage. HFL-CM’s modularity allows different mission types to be performed, from FOB protection to convoy defense, and also reduces maintenance and logistic requirements.
HFL-CM Mortar Detection Radar Main Benefits
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IDS has developed HFL-CM, a solution based on X-band radar technology to provide warning of parabolic fire, providing critical time to clear the target zone.
HFL-CM – TECHNICAL SHEET
- Non-rotating AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar
- Interoperable with common ISTAR systems and onboard equipment
- Quick response time (<3 sec from threat detection to source location)
- Compact and mobile, can be installed in a fixed location or mounted on a vehicle or UGV for tactical applications
- Measures radial speed, azimuth, elevation and range
- Estimates a projectile’s trajectory
- Estimates the source of fire
- Automatic threat classification (mortar, rocket)
- Detects both subsonic and supersonic ballistic projectiles
- Performance doesn’t degrade in case of subsonic projectiles
|Threat Types||Mortars and Rockets|
|Frequency Band||X Band|
|Radar Power Supply||36 VDC|
|Interface||Power Connection 220V AC
|Operating Conditions||All Weather Conditions|
|Computed Output||Alarm on Threat Detection
POL (Point Of Launch)
POI (Point Of Impact)
|Dimensions – Diameter||1600mm|
|Dimensions – Height||500mm|
|Azimuth Coverage||120° (360° with 3 Modules)|
|Dimensions – Lenght||540mm|
|Dimensions – Width||430mm|
|Dimensions – Height||370mm|
From 19th to 21st September 2017 the Kick-Off meeting for the ALADDIN project took place at the DIGNEXT premises in the Le Plessis Robinson area of Paris.