ELTA Systems has unveiled its new Passive Coherent Location System (PCL) which enables the creation of an air situation picture that tracks non-emitting targets using non-cooperative transmitters. It detects and tracks aerial threats based on target reflection from non-cooperative transmissions from FM or Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) towers. The reflections are then received by one or a network of antennas, providing 3D real-time omnidirectional coverage for tracking of multiple targets in congested airborne traffic.
The PCL system is simple to deploy and can be located on remote borders, as well as in urban areas. Installation can include one sensor or a cluster of sensors for redundancy and improved coverage of specific problematic areas. The sites are connected to the central PCL command and control processing unit via a dedicated data link.
The new system is already deployable and provides real-time aerial mapping of non-emitting threats.
VP and General Manager of IAI/ELTA’s Intelligence, Communications and EW division, Adi Dulberg, said, “We are proud to introduce the new PCL system developed by IAI/ELTA, that detects and classifies aerial risks without unveiling the locator. The PCL system creates air situation picture and can be deployed independently or as an additional layer for air control radars, as part of a multi-disciplinary air situation picture”.
Dulberg told ESD that the new system used the transmissions of civil radio station to build the aerial picture that gives the track and exact location of the target. He added that the system is immune from disruptions and revealed that there is a first customer for the systems.