The VELOS system is of Swiss origin and has been operational wiht HAF since 1982. A system upgrade is pending.
It is a mobile, all-weather, short-range (SHORAD) anti-aircraft system with a combination of missiles and guns.
It can provide anti-aircraft defense capability to tactical and strategic targets against aicraft in low and medium altitudes.
It can automatically track 20 different targets and concurrently engage 6; 4 with missiles and 2 with guns.
Each VELOS system is comprised of :
- One 40km range SUPER GIRAFFE search radar.
- Two 20Km range SKYGUARD radars.
- Four twin 35mm OERLIKON guns.
- Four SPARROW RIM–7M Missile Launchers.