Patria’s latest response to growing demand is the supply of Patria ARIS ELINT systems to two NATO countries. Solutions that are tailored precisely to the customer’s needs are a competitive advantage for Patria.

In February, Patria announced agreements to deliver Patria ARIS electronic intelligence (ELINT) systems to two European NATO member states.
These systems harness the next-generation receiver and signal processing technologies developed by Patria, says Kalle Martikainen, Director, Intelligence and Surveillance at Patria.
“These new customers will be provided with the latest version of our ultra high-performance signals intelligence system. It will be adapted to the needs of the countries in question,” Martikainen says.

Patria ARIS collects data on the adversary’s fixed surveillance radar installations and mobile radar systems such as those used in ships and aircraft. The system can also be used to search for a variety of weapon systems.
“The system is built around technology that we’ve been developing for a long time — we’ve constantly added technological solutions and software to enhance its capabilities. We deliver an end-to-end solution, not just receiver technology,” says Keijo Mattila, Product Manager, ELINT/ESM Systems.

Detailed intelligence is becoming increasingly important

Electronic warfare capabilities are an integral element of the military defence of nations. Accurate and real-

time intelligence is now even more important due to the current global security situation.
“Organizations using Patria ARIS system can produce detailed and analysed identification data from the radar signals of the adversary in real time. This is vital on the modern battlefield,” says Martikainen.

Patria ARIS

The constant technological race is one of the key challenges of electronic intelligence and surveillance.  Adversaries develop all the more efficient radar systems that are increasingly difficult to detect.

With traditional receivers, it may be impossible to detect or analyse their well-concealed and constantly changing signals.
Patria has remained competitive by continuously developing features that enhance ARIS system performance and usability. For instance, next-gen technology  harnesses AI to identify and analyse signals.

In addition, Patria has leveraged the technological competence established during ARIS system development by launching a new, fully independent product: Patria ARIS-E. This new system is designed for and focuses on automated monitoring of radar signals, producing a 24/7 situational picture of the targets within the operating area in real time. In addition to automated surveillance, ARIS-E also provides operators with a selection of tools for more detailed analysis of intercepted radar signals.

Developed in customer partnership

Patria ARIS system consists of precise sensors, a wideband digital receiver, software, and a high-performance server that handles real-time digital signal processing.
Sensors can be installed at ground stations and on vehicles, ships, and aircraft, for instance. Patria ARIS system can be operated either locally at a sensor station or remotely from an operating centre over a secure network connection.

One of the primary functions of ARIS is to build a comprehensive and up-to-date signal database of detected emitters that can be utilised effectively for purposes such as automated emitter type identification with Patria ARIS-E system.
Patria has been developing ARIS technologies since 2005. Kalle Martikainen has been involved in the development process since day one.
“The strength of the system is that we’ve always developed it in partnership with the customer. This ensures excellent system usability.”

Product Manager Jukka-Pekka Pöyhtäri says that Patria has profound knowledge of what the system is used for and how as well as what support systems are required.
“This enables us to tailor an end-to-end delivery around the ARIS technology, carefully accounting for the needs and wishes of each customer. We always have an in-depth technical discussion about this with the customer,” Pöyhtäri says.

“And it’s not just about the delivery of equipment. Patria provides support and updates throughout the system lifecycle,” adds Mattila.

Customers around the world are interested in Patria’s solution

Martikainen, Mattila and Pöyhtäri say that, in addition to the two new delivery agreements, interest in Patria’s ELINT systems has risen significantly in international markets.
“In our ongoing discussions, Patria’s undisputed strengths have come to the fore — these include effective end-to-end management and the ability to tailor solutions to the needs of the customer better than competitors,” they say.

Patria presented its ARIS and ARIS-E systems in May at AOC Europe in Oslo. This trade fair brought together European e-warfare experts representing governments, businesses, and the research sector.

The systems was also be showcased at Patria’s stand at the Eurosatory exhibition. This trade fair was be held in Paris in June and is one of the largest international events for the defence and security sector.