Additional Blighter B400 radars for South Korea
Blighter Surveillance Systems will supply the South Korean military with its Blighter B400 electronic-scanning radars under a new contract announced on 9 October. The radars will be used to monitor the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).
The Korean DMZ is a buffer zone which runs 250km across the Korean peninsula and separates North and South Korea. Blighter radars are already in service in the region, monitoring the 4km-wide DMZ for any human, vehicle or low-flying aircraft incursions.
Under this contract, the company will provide additional B400 radar systems to enhance South Korea's persistent surveillance capabilities. These radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing, to provide long-range detection (10m to 2km in steps up to 32km), 20º wide elevation beam, and the ability to detect very small and slow targets even in cluttered environments.
Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: ‘We are delighted to have secured further business for this strategic border surveillance project. Our long-term relationship with the Koreans goes back some 8 years to when we first demonstrated our radar in the country.
‘This contract for additional B400 radars clearly shows that our technology is effective in extreme weather conditions and in rocky terrain. The customer has also seen that the radars really do remain operational without any routine maintenance.’
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