Swathi Mountains: Weapon Locating Radar
Indian Army inducted the lighter and more compact version of the indigenously developed Weapon Locating Radar (WLR-M) called “Swathi Mountains.”
- Swathi Mountains WLR is an advanced electronically scanned phased array radar.
- It is specifically designed for operations in mountainous and high-altitude areas.
- It was developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Bengaluru.
- Weapon Locating Radar stands as a critical asset for modern militaries, employing advanced signal processing techniques to autonomously detect and track hostile artillery, mortars, and rocket launchers.
- It even tracks friendly fire trajectories, enabling precise calculations for more accurate artillery strikes.
- The radar’s sophistication lies in its ability to detect and track small projectiles across the battlefield while factoring in environmental conditions for precise launch and impact point estimations.
- A hallmark of the WLR is its high mobility and swift deployment capabilities, allowing it to adapt to changing operational requirements efficiently.
- Its slewable platform further enhances its agility, enabling the scanning of different areas without the need for physical repositioning.
- The WLR also acts as a potent friendly force multiplier by providing critical information on enemy weapon systems.