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Airbus D&S receives Spexer 2000 contract extension

9th April 2014 - 11:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airbus Defence and Space (D&S) will supply new Spexer 2000 security radars to an existing unnamed customer in the Middle East to improve the country’s border surveillance capabilities. The company announced a contract extension for the radars on 8 April.

The customer nation has been successfully operating more than 40 Spexer 2000 radars for almost two years. Four new radars will be delivered under this contract extension.

The Spexer 2000 radar is designed for the surveillance of borders and other applications which require the monitoring of vast areas over long distances of 40km. The radar has high Doppler and velocity resolution and high clutter suppression, enabling the reliable detection, tracking and classification of even small and slowly moving targets such as pedestrians; as well as fast objects such as speed boats or low-flying objects such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Additionally, a camera mounted on top of the radar can be cued to the radar in order to identify suspicious objects, ensuring a high level of situational awareness to provide border guards and security forces with additional reaction time towards illicit intrusions.

Thomas Müller, head of electronics, Airbus D&S, said: ‘Spexer 2000 is using state-of-the-art Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technology, which provides a multi-tasking and multi-mode capability, and increases the detection and target assessment capability substantially. Due to this, Spexer 2000 can replace several conventional radars.’

The radar is qualified according to several military standards and provides a very high availability and mean time between critical failure (MTBCF), combined with a low false alarm rate and reliable performance even in severe environmental conditions.

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