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Hensoldt developing airborne surveillance radar

1st March 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hensoldt is developing a new airborne multi-mission surveillance radar that uses new technologies to detect threats on the ground, at sea and in the air, the company announced on 26 February.

The PrecISR radar is being designed to provide armed forces and border protection authorities with better situational awareness and extremely short reaction times.

The PrecISR is a software-defined radar that uses active array and digital receiver technology. The scaleable, high-performance sensor can be installed on helicopters, unmanned aerial systems and fixed-wing mission aircraft. The radar offers advanced precision and target accuracy for surveillance of large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking or illicit intrusion.

Its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering will enable the radar to detect, track and classify thousands of objects in larger areas. The radar is compact in design and all its power consuming parts are located outside of the airframe.

PrecISR is in the full-scale development phase. A fully functional flying demonstrator is expected to exist in 12 months and a series product in 2020.

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