- Electronics and Radar Development Establishment
name = Electronics & Radar Development Establishment
established = 1962
research_field = Radar Systems
director = S. Varadarajan
address = DRDO Complex,
C.V. Raman Nagar,
website = [http://www.drdo.org/labs/electronics/lrde/index.shtml LRDE Home Page]
Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) is a laboratory of the
Defence Research & Development Organization(DRDO). Located in C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangaloreits primary function is research and development of Radars and related technologies [cite web|url=http://www.drdo.org/labs/lrde/index.html|title=Electronics and Radar Development Establishment |accessdate=2008-02-08] .
LRDE is sometimes mis-abbreviated as "ERDE". To distinguish between "Electrical" and "Electronic", the latter is abbreviated with the first letter of its Latin root ("lektra"). The same approach is used with for the
DLRL. The LRDE is India's premier Radar design and development establishment and is deeply involved in Indian radar efforts. It's primary production partners include Bharat Electronics Ltd. and various private firms.
LRDE has a variety of radar systems in production as well as development. The publicly known projects include:
1. Indra series (2D radars):
Over 36 Indra-1 and Indra-2 gapfilling and 2D radars for air surveillance in service with the Indian Army & Air Force. 90 Km range vs. small fighter target & over 100 target TWS in latest version ie Indra - 2 PC (Pulse Compression).
2. 3D CAR- Central Acquisition Radar, 150-200 km range against fighter target, 150 targets TWS, over 9 ordered by Indian Air Force & Navy. More orders likely from both services. Initial orders, 7 from the IAF (Rohini) and 2 from the Navy (Revati). First Rohini handed over in 2008.
3. BFSR-SR - Battlefield Surveillance Radar Short Range - over 1100 ordered and already delivered to the Indian Army. Several units exported as well. Latest variant integrated with Thermal imager developed by allied laboratory, for passive surveillance.
4.Battery Location Radar - BLR- Rajendra. Fire control radar for Akash SAM system. 3D radar, can TWS 20-64 targets, 85 km range (against small fighter target), Passive Phased Array System. Eight have been ordered for 2 squadrons of the Akash SAM by the IAF. Several more orders likely from the IAF and IA.
5. Weapon Locating Radar: Rajendra derivative, for locating and tracking mortars, rockets and artillery shells. Considered to be superior to AN/TPQ-37. 40 km range. 28 ordered by the Indian Army.
6. Medium range BFSR- Medium range version for battlefield surveillance & Arty correction. In development.
7. Multi Function radar: MFCR- developed in cooperation with Thales, an AESA system for the Ballistic Missile system's fire control. Range 400- 500 km against small targets. In development, to be fielded by 2010-2012.
8. Medium Power radar. An AESA system being developed for the IAF, will be able to detect small targets at ranges > 300 Km. Several systems required by IAF.
9. Aslesha 3D Low Level Light Weight Radar: 50 Km, ranged, light weight semi active radar developed for the IAF, for mountainous terrain. 20 being delivered to the IAF. First prototype publicly displayed in 2008. Production to commence 2009-2010.
10. Bharani Low Level Light Weight Radar: 40 Km, 2D, 100 target TWS radar developed for gap filling for the IAF and IA. Several units on order.
11. Long Range Tracking Radar: LRTR is the primary AESA sensor for the Ballistic Missile Defence System. Able to track missiles at ranges from 500 km upwards and at speeds from 4-5 Km/S, the LRTR is an advanced Indo-Israeli derivative of the GreenPine radar, and to be manufactured in India.
12.AESA FCR: Active Array system for the Light Combat Aircraft & possible future applications. Currently in development.
13. SAR/ISAR radars: SAR and ISAR radars for unmanned aerial vehicles. Currently in trials.
14. SV-2000 Naval surveillance radar: Slotted Array radar system developed for naval applications for Ka-31 and DO-228 usage. Over a dozen units on order from Bharat Electronics Limited.
15. 3 Primary radars & IFF for 3 AEW &C: Primary S-Band AESA radar for the DRDO Airborne Surveillance project. Range of around 200-300 km (dependent on mode) vs. small size manouevering fighter target. To be productionized by 2012. Medium range systens (6-8) to follow.
Several other projects have been delivered including LCA subsystems and radar C3I for the IAF.
Central Acquisition Radar (3D-CAR)- 3D radar for Akash missile
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