Elbit Systems UK has been awarded a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the British Armed Forces with Ground-Based Surveillance Radar (GBSR) systems for frontline threat detection.
Under the contract, Elbit will deliver 90 GBSR systems throughout 2023 and 2024, with a follow-on option of an additional 40 systems.
The GBSR system is easily portable and uses Digital Signal Processing to detect, track and classify targets moving on or close to the ground.
The systems being delivered have been customized to Elbit to meet the specialist capability requirements of a joint end-user community. These adaptations include an optimized stabilization unit and open architecture software upgrades to facilitate integration both with existing and future MoD systems.
The system also incorporates capture software that allows operator performance to be analysed. This will support extensive, data-driven training for the user.
Martin Fausset, Elbit Systems UK CEO, said: “Elbit Systems UK has a deep understanding of the threat environment in which our servicemen and women operate. By offering a portable solution for medium and short range target detection, Elbit Systems UK is continuing to support the UK Ministry of Defence in providing leading situational awareness for those on the front line, using some of the best technology available.”