The Surprising X-Factor for Aerial Defense

December 7, 2018

A Czech Republic based firm, Era, is developing a potentially world-changing technology. The company was established in the 1990s, its lineage can be traced back to the Soviet era when it was part of the massive Czech conglomerate Tesla (unrelated to Elon Musk’s company of the same name). Today it supplies at least 20 nations with passive military surveillance sensors and supplies NATO its deployable air command and control system.

“The countries around Russia, for example, are already equipped mostly with our technologies,” Ondřej Chlost, Era’s commercial director, told

Era officials have recently claimed that there is such a demand for its fifth-generation passive sensor, VERA-NG, that the company can produce the technology without specific orders in place. In addition, as stated on the company’s website it is a global leader in the innovation department as well, being the first in history to display multilateration system and introducing gate-to-gate surveillance.

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