Ukraine to receive ‘significant number’ of Blighter C-UAS radars
Blighter Surveillance Systems has revealed that it is providing a ‘significant number’ of its A422 radars to form part of a C-UAS capability for Ukraine.
The first radars will be delivered this month, Blighter announced on 7 June. The company did not disclose whether the A422s are being sold commercially to Ukraine or donated.
Launched in April 2022 as a deployable system, the A422 is a medium-range air security military radar capable of detecting and reporting airborne as well as ground targets at up to 20km, according to Blighter.
Features include clutter suppression for near-horizon, urban and shoreline operations.
‘The A422 offers moving target detection and machine learning classification to aid long-range vision for 180° and is ideally suited to the detection of low-slow-small targets,’ Blighter added.
After a slow start following the latest invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Russian forces are making greater use of UAVs both for ISR and strike missions.
Ukrainian forces have enjoyed some C-UAS successes so far, with data from Oryx showing that 56 Orlan-10s alone had been destroyed or captured by 6 June.
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