Embraer and the Brazilian Army have launched the newest addition to Embraer’s SABER family of radars during an event at the company’s Campinas unit.
The SABER M200 VIGILANTE radar was developed to support Brazil’s anti-aircraft defense units, as well as to increase Embraer’s product portfolio and export integrated defense systems.
The new ground-based radar aims to meet the requirements of the Brazilian Armed Forces in low-altitude surveillance missions of anti-aircraft defense.
Developed in Brazil by Embraer and the Army Technological Center (CTEx), a military organization part of the Army’s Science, Technology and Innovation System (SCTIEx), the SABER M200 VIGILANTE radar aims to enhance the Ground Force’s Anti-Aircraft Artillery Units.
“We are proud to witness this event with Embraer. Over more than 15 years of joint work, the synergy between the Brazilian Army and Embraer has made it possible to achieve Brazilian autonomy in the development of technological capability of the native digital radars,” said Army General Guido Amin Naves, Head of the Army’s Department of Science and Technology (DCT).
“The new radars are made with phased array technology, which will expand our troops capabilities, as well as maintaining the ongoing operation with the support of our Defense Industrial Base (BID).”
The new radar will integrate into the family of Brazilian radars, which includes the SABER M60 radar, focused on the search of air targets and integrated into an Anti-Aircraft Operations Center, and the SENTIR M20 radar, for monitoring ground targets and being used in the Brazilian Border Monitoring System (SISFRON).
“At this event, we celebrate an important stage in our collaboration with the Brazilian Army. For the presentation of the first SABER M200 VIGILANTE radar, through Embraer’s engineering capabilities and complex project management processes, we were able to overcome several technological challenges alongside the Army throughout its development. The adoption of the radar and the start of operations by the Land Force will be important for validating the solution aiming future exports,” said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense and Security.