Saturday, July 20, 2024

ERA and SMAG signed contract for delivery of first batch of container mast systems for DPET VERA-NG

Czech company ERA and the German company SMAG have signed a contract for delivery of the first batch of container mast systems for DPET VERA-NG.

After successful development and delivery of a prototype of new mast system type Ftm 25/6 the managing directors of both companies signed the contract about the delivery of container mast systems in series production. The outlook is positive -there is a great demand for the innovative containerized systems. New further projects are already in progress and both companies are expecting repeat orders.

The new compact mast unit is integrated into a standard 20’-container and ideally supplements the wide range of SMAG Mobile Antenna Masts.


The great advantages of the new mast system are high payloads up to 1.2 tons with highest accuracy at the mast point, even at high wind speeds without using any kind of guy wires. The masts are fully automated, operable in intermediate heights and ready for any type of mission after a very short installation time.

“We know company ERA since many years now, this company has developed and modified passive radar systems VERA-NG. This surveillance and reconnaissance system has been verified as a very reliable and unique system in the market. Together we have developed a new mobile mast system type Ftm 25/6 Medium, which connect both systems in an optimal way. The complete system is hosted in twenty feet long container, which comes with the mast and it is easy to be transported to any point of mission,“ stated Wolfgang Schnelle, SMAG Managing Director.

“ERA is pleased to cooperate with such experienced and flexible partner, we really need to differentiate our portfolio of suppliers in order to balance the risks and we are glad that SMAG components perfectly complement our antennas to create one united mobile system,” stated Viktor Sotona, ERA Managing Director.

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