They are refering to the MAMBA radar, which is new. The consept is far from new as you say. USA have several of these types of radars.
My guess is that it can "see" the difference between a bird and a shell, as a bird doesn't fly like a shell
I'm not sure if MAMBA is a export version of the Arthur or if its actually a newer type of radar. Haven't found any real source for it. The Swedish radar is called Arthur.
I sent them an email asking
"That's really cool, thanks for the link. It says it is effective but doesn't really give much detail. My only question is, how long are shells in the air?"
Think that would be determined by how far it has to travel.
Can see some images from a scenario, unfortently the text is in swedish: http://www.artreg.mil.se/attachments...ion_arthur.pdf
Hehe aparently you get two 9040 for the price of one Arthur
Don't seem to be much iformation avalible about this Arthur nor the MAMBA (unless its the same heh)
Athur and MAMBA is aparently the same radar unit.
"Danish Army Specific: The Unimog U2150L/38 is delivered for transport of the artillery locating radar ARTHUR.
"ARTHUR" is a mobile, stand-alone weapon locating and artillery fire control radar. ARTHUR is designed to be operated in severe ECM environments, and uses a phased array antenna with techniques to suppress clutter and bird echoes. ARTHUR automatically detects shells from mortars, tube- and rocket artillery. The exact weapon position of the artillery is determined from measured ballistic data which is also used to estimate the impact area of both incoming and outgoing shells. Positioning of the system will be made by GPS and digitized maps. Data from the radar is automatically transmitted to a combat centre through an integrated command, control, communication and information (C3I) system, where the information is further evaluated and in hostile situations used to direct counter-battery fire.
The radar is effective from 3 to 40 kilometers. Itīs capable of targeting 8 targets simultaneously and tracks up to 100 targets per minute.
The system was officially handed over on May 9th, at a ceremony at the Oksboel Training Area."
A bit of information regarding birds