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Swathi Mountains : Weapon Locating Radar

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.