COBRA is a high mobility weapon location radar which meets all NATO requirements.
The Euro-Art Consortium has been the first company worldwide to develop and manufacture this multifunctional counter battery radar with a fully active phased array antenna.
The system has been developed in a quattro-national programme (GE, FR, UK, US) and delivered to three core nations (GE, FR, UK).
COBRA today in its non-NATO export version has been remarkably improved in performance and design by keeping its original features. The system is sold by Euro-Art International EWIV, a successful joint venture of HENSOLDT and THALES.
COBRA is the Radar System for the accurate and rapid location of enemy guns, rocket launchers and mortars. It may also be used for the Adjustment/Registration of the fire of own artillery. COBRA is fielded on a single vehicle, and achieves its full performance requirements without levelling or stabilisation jacks thereby exceeding rapid deployment and high mobility requirements. Powerful software algorithms automatically compensate for terrain slopes (COBRA pitch and roll) and calculate each search beam elevation to graze the radar horizon before transmission begins.
COBRA today is field proven for operations at 50°C ambient temperature, is equipped with a modern operator HMI and is using modern digital hardware. An Enhancement Package implements Extended Long Range for detections up to 100km, adds a Second Layer Search Fence and uses Automatic Sand Storm Filtering in harsh environments.