The Brazilian Army and defense technology company Embraer have unveiled the newest addition to the Saber family of radars at an event at Embraer’s Campinas unit.
Dubbed M200 Vigilante, the radar was developed to support the country’s anti-aircraft defense units, and will join the Saber M60 and Sentir M20 radars already in service.
M60 is focused on the search of air targets and integrated into an anti-aircraft operations center, and the Sentir monitors ground targets and being used in the Brazilian border monitoring system (SISFRON).
Embraer added that the family of national radars would soon also be enhanced by the M200 multi-mission radar, which will integrate medium height anti-aircraft defense systems.
“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 Brazilian ground-based radar will provide the Brazilian Armed Forces with the capability to counter low-altitude threats.
“The adoption of the radar and the start of operations by the land force will be important for validating the solution aiming future exports,” Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense and Security, added.
The unveiling of the radar took place a day after the Brazilian Army and Embraer signed a technical cooperation agreement for the design and development of an artillery counter-battery radar system.