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Hensoldt’s 3D radar demos detection capabilities

29th August 2017 - 09:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hensoldt’s Spexer 2000 3D radar has proved its detection capabilities against asymmetric threats during two customer demonstrations held in real operational conditions. 

During the first demonstration at Putlos military training ground near Fehmarn in Germany, the radar, set up as a mobile platform onboard the US destroyer USS James E Williams, detected live fire in the form of very low flying Milan anti-tank missiles launched from the mainland. The radar provided early confirmation of the direction, velocity and type of threat while the missiles were still over the mainland, equating to the ship being given advanced warning of ten seconds.

The second demonstration took place at a different training ground and involved a wider circle of customers. During the test, the radar successfully detected UAS of different sizes flying at different speeds at ranges between 100m and 5kms.

Spexer 2000 is designed for ground surveillance missions. With its high Doppler, velocity resolution and strong clutter suppression, the radar can detect, track and classify small and slowly moving objects from pedestrians to guided missiles.

The beam control in elevation allows the 3D radar to perform tasks required for monitoring asymmetric threats flexibly and reliably while in motion or on the ground, for improved protection of deployed troops.

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