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Meteksan targets drones with new radar and counter-UAS systems

1st August 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul

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Meteksan will use four Retinar AESA arrays on its Felix mobile counter-UAS system. (Image: Meteksan)

Meteksan showcased the Retinar AESA radar at IDEF 2023, offering enhanced detection and tracking capabilities for UAVs and tactical targets. The radar has applications in mobile counter-UAS systems.

Meteksan has debuted a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar during the IDEF exhibition held last week in Istanbul.

The Retinar AESA will be able to detect and track mini/micro-UAVs, loitering munitions, 'kamikaze' drones and tactical UAS.

Retinar AESA is already in production and service and is marketed in a number of applications with the baseline system operating in the S-band with detection range against a helicopter stated to be 20km, a tactical UAV or a human 10km and a very small drone 4km.

The radar is built on a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) structure. It can provide 90-degree azimuth and 90-degree

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. …

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