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COBRA artillery location radars to undergo modernization with HENSOLDT

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February 04, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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GERMANY. Sensor specialist HENSOLDT announced it will modernize the artillery location radar COBRA which is in service with several NATO armies. Under a contract awarded by the multinational procurement organization Organization for Joint Armament Co-operation, HENSOLDT will aim to replace the Radar Target Generator (RTG), a core element for the test environment of COBRA.

According to the company, the RTG is designed to generate primary radar returns and can be placed in the Radar’s far field in order to simulate target trajectories. The RTG is the key element to test and verify the COBRA Radar performance with reproducible target trajectories.

The new RTG is designed to take into account changes of the user nations operational requirements such as long-term deployments in stationary locations, simultaneous operation of several systems, and 24/7 surveillance missions. 

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. 

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