NETANYA, Israel, June 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Israel-based defense electronics system house RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq:RADA) is unveiling its new line of products at Eurosatory 2010: Radar Sensors for Force Protection Systems. " Sentinel is the first product of a new line announced by RADA at Eurosatory," said Zvika Alon, Chief Executive Officer of RADA. "It is the first result of our strategic decision to enhance our product portfolio with solutions specialized for land systems."
"The first application of RADA's radar technology is the Sentinel Radar for Active Protection Systems for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), which was developed in a record time and has already demonstrated excellent performance through rugged, live fire field tests conducted by Israel Military Industries (IMI)," said Alon.
"We are excited to work with IMI on this important system, providing this life-saving technology and positioning RADA's systems at the first line of force protection solutions," Alon added. The Sentinel will debut at the Eurosatory 2010 defense exposition in Paris, France, as part of IMI's Active Protection System display (displayed at the Israel Pavilion, Stand C-701).Sentinel is a compact and lightweight, yet armored, pulse-Doppler radar that operates in the "S" band, detecting and tracking incoming threats (missiles, rockets, projectiles). The static radar "stares" over a sector of 210 0, enabling two identical and interchangeable units to cover a complete sphere around the protected vehicle. This digital radar is easily programmable and configurable, interfacing with its peripherals via standard Ethernet links. RADA's new radar technology is applicable to a wide variety of force protection systems and solutions, whether stationary or mobile, for Defense and Homeland Security applications. About RADA RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. is an Israel-based defense electronics contractor. The Company specializes in the development, production and sales of Data Recording and Management Systems (Digital Video & Data recorders, Ground Debriefing Stations, Head-Up Display Cameras), Inertial Navigation Systems for air and land applications, Avionics Solutions (Aircraft Upgrades, Avionics for UAVs, Stores Management Systems, Mission & Interface Computers) and Radar Sensors for Force Protection Systems.