The modern passive reconnaissance and surveillance system called the VERA-NG has shown its potential in an international Baltic CESMO Trial 2018 (BCT18) at PUTLOS military training area on North of Germany.
The VERA-NG passive electronic support measure tracker developed by Czech communications specialist ERA a.s.. The system could provide the most advanced and state-of-the-art Passive Surveillance System designed for detection, location, identification and tracking of air, ground and naval targets.
According to company’s statement, the goal of the trial was to test new procedures of electronic warfare information collection, exchange, fusion and evaluation according to AEDP13 and STANAG 4658 CESMO. EW product was distributed to EWCC and shared between other NATO nations in form of C-EOB formats and Link 16. Tasking of the unit was provided from SEWOC in Ramstein.
VERA-NG was in between other assets integrated to CESMO/EWCC contributing to Common Operational Picture. Capt. Petr Kos stated: “Cooperation between ERA company and Czech Army was effective. We are really contended that soldiers could try to operate new VERA-NG system in the CESMO.” An immediate and direct feedback from soldiers is key for company further developments.
The cooperation between Czech and German units regarding CESMO testing and evolution is already turning into long tradition and successful story. “We highly appreciate contribution provided by Czech Army and ERA deploying recent VERA-NG system for trials. VERA-NG successfully proved its capability to be integrated into CESMO network. Also, an international aspect of the trial help NATO community to train procedures and reach higher level of interoperability,” saidTrial manager Lt. Col. Marco Moehling.