Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR)

Family of Software Defined Radar Systems

Based on a true AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) antenna the MHR can be integrated with any C4I system and other radars/sensors using its standard Ethernet interfaces, and can operate  stand-alone or as part of a large-scale surveillance system. It can be mobile or positioned at stationary sites. The MHR’s exceptional real-time configurability provides a wide range of capabilities:

  • Real-time control of scanning modes
  • “Spotlight” examination of specific tracks while scanning is continued
  • Operator-control or remote-control of radar operation modes
  • Management of hundreds of simultaneous tracks

Variations of mission configuration and capability are provided by software defined changes only. No hardware changes are required. The 3 mission capabilities are outlined below.


RPS-40 HOSTILE FIRE DETECTION: Detects, tracks, classifies and locates direct and elevated threats which are fired at stationary or mobile forces. It computes the Point-Of-Origin (POO) and Point-Of-Impact (POI) of the threats. The system utilizes three modes for trajectory detection and tracking:

  • Hemisphere Search, providing hemispheric detection and tracking at a radius of up to 5 km
  • Sector Search, extending trajectory tracking ranges up to 10 km
  • Horizontal Search, providing search and track of direct and near-direct threats

RPS-42 TACTICAL AIR SURVEILLANCE: Is the ultimate volume surveillance radar for current and future Very-Short-Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) solutions. It is optimized to detect, classify and track all types of aerial objects.

RPS-44 COMPREHENSIVE BORDER PROTECTION: Provides Comprehensive Border Protection through the detection, classification and tracking of aerial and surface intruders.

MHR Data sheet
Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR)

Leonardo DRS’ MHR family of software defined radar systems provides advanced force and border protection solutions.

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