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Cassidian unveils Spexer 2000 Coastal radar

7th December 2011 - 14:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Cassidian has unveiled a new security radar called Spexer 2000 Coastal at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition in Malaysia. As part of the Spexer security radar family, the new system offers new capabilities for the wide-area protection of coastlines, maritime infrastructure and harbours against asymmetric threats. 

According to the company, Spexer 2000 Coastal is the first security radar to use the latest radar technology of Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) to provide a multi-tasking and multi-mode capability and significantly increase the detection and target assessment.

Cassidian said the Spexer 2000 Coastal is a security radar optimised for the surveillance of coastal areas and maritime infrastructure such as oil fields and harbours. With an instrumented range of 21.6 NM (40 km), its high Doppler and velocity resolution as well as its high sea clutter suppression, it is able to detect, track and classify even very small and slowly moving objects such as swimmers and rubber dinghies, but also fast objects such as speed boats. Due to a unique signal processing architecture, the Spexer 2000 Coastal is able to reliably detect sea, land and air targets. Hence, in case the scenario makes it necessary, the deployment of different sensors for simultaneous land and sea surveillance is not necessary any more. In addition, a camera can be cued to the radar in order to identify suspicious objects.

This ensures a superior surveillance performance and a high level of situational awareness providing security forces in a littoral environment with additional reaction time towards illicit intrusions.

The system will form part of Cassidian's Spexer security radar family which consists of several sensors, each optimised for specific applications in the fields of border, infrastructure, perimeter and coastal surveillance. According to the company, a specific version for border surveillance, Spexer 2000, is under production for a huge border surveillance system in the Middle East; a military version has been developed for the German Army.

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