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17 Nov 22. MARSS launches its latest UAS threat detection and tracking system, NiDAR™ CUAS COMPACT. Global technology innovator and leading developer of security and surveillance solutions, MARSS, has announced the latest addition to its extensive range of CUAS technology, NiDAR™ CUAS COMPACT.
Launched at METSTRADE Amsterdam, November 2022 – the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine and superyacht equipment, materials and systems – NiDAR™ CUAS COMPACT is an out-of-the-box air surveillance system, offering the very latest in CUAS capabilities for reliable threat detection, classification and protection against drones and unmanned vehicles.
Proven around the globe, MARSS NiDAR systems are relied on to protect assets and people across various landscapes including cruise and yacht, critical infrastructure, operating bases and civilian urban environments.
Designed for use on mobile platforms including ocean vessels and superyachts, NiDAR CUAS COMPACT has already gained positive interest from the maritime sector, and is currently being delivered on a 120m+ project.
The system is also suitable for static and mobile applications on land. Compact in size but not compromising on features, NiDAR CUAS COMPACT is designed to bring the best of MARSS’ drone and threat detection technology into versatile units.
Frederik Giepmans, Group Business Unit Director MARSS said: “Utilising the intelligent and intuitive NiDAR CORE, our CUAS COMPACT supports operational efficiency with technology that is more robust, mobile, and concealed than ever before, for protecting you against UAS without compromise”.
Mitigating false alarms, with data captured from a combination of state-of-the art RADAR, IR cameras and radio frequency monitoring, NiDAR’s Hybrid Intelligence is able to accurately classify and determine what objects are threats and how best to respond.
Advanced features include; radars for 360° surveillance up to a radius of 2km UAS detection; state-of-the-art PTZ camera, feeding visual data for threat classification and immediate alerts; and Radio Frequency surveillance, for the detection and classification of controlled units such as drones, quadcopters and other UAS.
MARSS’ NiDAR CORE
NiDAR CORE is the AI-powered IoT platform at the heart of all MARSS solutions. Featuring proprietary Hybrid Intelligence technology, NiDAR Core’s modular system integration platform uses a multi-layered approach, fusing a collection of sensors in order to accurately and rapidly detect and neutralise potential threats.
17 Nov 22. British defence firms Draken Europe and Elbit Systems UK sign strategic cooperation MoU to support delivery of advanced uncrewed ISR services. Draken Europe and Elbit Systems UK have announced the signing of a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS).
This cooperation will address the growing market interest in the use of uncrewed systems to support contractor-operated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Set against an international backdrop of intensifying homeland and border security challenges, as part of the MoU, Elbit Systems UK and Draken will work together as manufacturer and operator, identifying opportunities that exploit Elbit Systems UK’s range of advanced UAS aircraft, including the Hermes™ StarLiner, the world’s first Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS to be certified for civil aviation.
Paul Armstrong, CEO at Draken Europe, said: “At Draken, we have a long history of operating special missions, Search and Rescue operations and ISR sorties on behalf of government customers internationally. The development of civil aviation-compliant uncrewed systems is a natural next step in this sector and our cooperation with Elbit Systems UK gives us a partnership with a manufacturer that benefits from decades of proven operational experience and a flexible approach, willing to adapt its systems to meet evolving end-customer requirements.”
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, commented: “Elbit Systems UK has extensive experience in delivering best-in-class and proven UAS Platforms such as Skylark 3 and Starliner, and this MoU represents an opportunity for us to share our expertise and pedigree. We will leverage our manufacturing knowledge and high technology in conjunction with Draken’s service experience to deliver an efficient and productive collaboration, supporting the delivery of advanced ISR services.”
Elbit Systems UK has a proven and extensive UAS portfolio including fully integrated fixed wing and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems in multiple classes. The company has been a world leading system integrator for UAS, including mini and tactical systems, since 1996. Elbit Systems UK
Draken Europe has over 35 years’ experience as a trusted partner to the UK Government and its strategic allies, with a strong heritage and a history of successful delivery of complex, highly regulated aviation services internationally. These include contracted aggressor training services that prepare frontline UK and NATO forces to defend themselves from attack, and specialist ISR services that support a range of data-gathering operations such as maritime surveillance and environmental monitoring.
15 Nov 22. DroneShield released the latest v8.1.0 version of its DroneSentry-C2 Command-and-Control System to its enrolled users globally. Both secure cloud-hosted and on-premises editions of the DroneSentry-C2 software receive regular software updates, which include upgrades to DroneShield’s edge computing server (SmartHub), computer vision AI engine (DroneOptID) and sensor fusion (ComputeNode) components of the system. This update of DroneSentry-C2 includes security improvements including patches for security vulnerabilities, bug fixes and performance improvements.
Major upgrades include:
- Improved drone model classification
- Enhanced optical target tracker
- Enhanced management of false positives
- Addition of RfPatrol handheld sensors for a site plan
- Enhanced Planning Tool to enable streamlined site proposal generation
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This major software update, incorporates a substantial amount of end-user feedback. DroneShield is unique in developing its own proprietary sensors and integrated systems, which enable seamless user experience. As drones continue to present an urgent and growing threat to a range of our customers including military, law enforcement and critical infrastructure users, the Command-and-Control (C2) system provides a smart AI-enabled interface for them to operate our systems.”
“Importantly, as our C2 continues to be deployed across a growing range of end customers, this facilitates an increasing user subscription base. DroneSentry is our flagship fixed site detect-and-defeat counterdrone product, and DroneSentry-C2 is the enabling software for it, thus these critical updates assist in growing user adoption of the DroneSentry systems.”
Additional information about the system can be found at https://www.droneshield.com/sentry-c2.
15 Nov 22. Axis Communications Launches New Intelligent Network Cameras at ISC East 2022. In an ongoing commitment to innovate for a smarter safer world, Axis Communications is launching its latest intelligent network cameras in conjunction with ISC East 2022—expanding state-of-the-art solutions that improve security and business performance. Axis’ newest innovations in network camera technology include a heavy-duty PTZ camera with long-range IR to address tough conditions, a camera that fuses high-quality video with advanced radar technology for unparalleled detection and visualization, and an affordable fixed dome camera equipped with DLPU and object classification for deep learning on the edge.
“When it comes to network video technology, we’re raising expectations about what a surveillance camera is and what it can do. Whether introducing cutting-edge innovations, combining our most advanced technologies into new solutions, or expanding deep learning capabilities across our portfolio, we aim to solve our customers’ toughest challenges and make video analytics more accessible,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “ISC East in New York City is an excellent time and place to launch our latest offerings, several of our new cameras will be on display for attendees to demo at the show. I’m also happy to say that these cameras, and all Axis solutions, can be demoed anytime at one of our Axis Experience Centers across the Americas including our new Manhattan AEC.”
Axis Communications will launch its new network cameras—showcasing several of them along with other industry-leading video, analytics, audio, intercom and end-to-end solutions—at ISC East, Jacob Javits Center, New York City, November 15-17, 2022, including:
AXIS Q6225-LE: Heavy-duty PTZ camera with long-range IR for tough conditions
The AXIS Q6225-LE PTZ Network Camera is a robust PTZ camera ideal for wide and long-distance surveillance. This heavy-duty camera meets the MIL-STD-810G standard, ensuring reliable operation in the toughest conditions.
AXIS Q6225-LE offers HDTV 1080p resolution and a very light-sensitive ½” inch sensor with 31x optical zoom. Featuring, Forensic WDR, Lightfinder, and long-range OptimizedIR, it ensures sharp, clear images in any light conditions. In addition, high-speed pan/tilt performance ensures exceptional coverage of large areas and great detail when zooming in.
This high-performance camera is packed with built-in analytics such as AXIS Motion Guard, AXIS Fence Guard, and AXIS Loitering Guard for detecting motion, intrusion, and loitering. Axis Object Analytics also makes it possible to detect and classify people and vehicles.
Key features include:
- HDTV 1080p and 31x optical zoom
- 1/2″ sensor and long-range OptimizedIR
- Electronic image stabilization
- MIL-STD-810G and NEMA TS-2 compliant
- Axis Object Analytics preinstalled
Enclosed in a vandal-resistant IK10-rated casing with NEMA 4X, NEMA TS-2, and IP66/IP68 ratings, this heavy-duty camera can withstand winds up to 245 km/h (152 mph). Furthermore, it includes a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that is FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified.
AXIS Q6225-LE is available through Axis distribution channels.
AXIS Q1656-DLE: Unique device fuses video and radar to deliver next-level detection and visualization
The AXIS Q1656-DLE Radar-Video Fusion Camera is a unique device that delivers state-of-the-art deep learning-powered object classification based on the fusion of two powerful technologies: video and radar. Ideal for accurate 24/7 detection and wide-area intrusion protection, it delivers improved scene intelligence combined with the forensic value of video.
AXIS Q1656-DLE Radar-Video Fusion Camera offers superior Q-line camera functionality and excellent image usability combined with a fully integrated radar. Using the radar, it can detect objects over wide areas regardless of visibility. It can then visualize the speed and distance of moving objects directly in the application view.
This smart device makes it possible to set up events triggered by suspicious behavior based on speed and classification – like running humans and slow-cruising cars. The radar can also be used separately to guide a standalone PTZ camera. Additionally, because radar “sees” in the dark, it’s also possible to set triggers to activate flood lights, IR, or façade lights only when needed saving effort and energy costs.
Key features include:
- Two powerful technologies fused in one device
- Increased scene intelligence
- Accurate detection 24/7
- Built-in cybersecurity features
- Premium Axis Q-line camera functionality
Robust and weather-resistant, this powerful device offers built-in cybersecurity features to safeguard the system. With just one device to install, one cable drop, one IP address, and one video management software (VMS) license, it ensures lower installation and lifetime costs. Furthermore, thanks to a low false-notification rate, security personnel act only on real threats, and they can handle more cameras simultaneously.
AXIS Q1656-DLE will be available through Axis distribution channels in December 2022.
AXIS M3215-16 LVEs: Affordable fixed focal domes with deep learning on the edge
The AXIS M3215-LVE Dome Camera and the AXIS M3216-LVE Dome Camera are the two newest additions to AXIS M32 Series featuring a deep learning processing unit (DLPU) to enable advanced features and powerful analytics based on deep learning on the edge. These high-performance cameras come preinstalled with AXIS Object Analytics to detect and classify humans, vehicles, and types of vehicles—all tailored to specific needs.
Built on ARTPEC-8, AXIS M3215-LVE and AXIS M3216-LVE deliver excellent 2 MP and 4 MP resolution respectively. Featuring Axis Lightfinder, Axis Forensic WDR, and Axis OptimizedIR, they ensure great image quality under any light conditions. Additionally, these cost-effective cameras offer improved processing and storage capabilities making it possible to collect and analyze even more data than before—on the edge. Plus, with support for ACAP version 4, it’s possible to add value to the system with tailor-made applications based on deep learning on the edge.
Key features include:
- Excellent image quality in 2 MP and 4 MP
- Lightfinder, Forensic WDR, OptimizedIR
- Support for advanced edge analytics
- Audio and I/O connectivity
- Built-in cybersecurity functionality
Including a weather shield, these IK10-rated cameras offer protection from rain, snow, and sun. Furthermore, they include built-in cybersecurity features such as Axis Edge Vault to protect the Axis device ID and simplify authorization of Axis devices on the network.
AXIS M3215-LVE and AXIS M3216-LVE will be available through Axis distribution channels in December 2022. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
14 Nov 22. At AUSA 2022, AM General and Horne unveiled a new HUMVEE Saber concept vehicle in a full drone warfare configuration: the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition, specifically designed for drone warfare.
Recent conflicts have demonstrated the increasing importance of drones and loitering munition, whether as offensive vectors or reconnaissance systems. To offer a highly capable and mobile platform to carry these drones safely and efficiently on the battlefield, AM General, in collaboration with Hornet and Aerovironment, developed the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition.
The new version features AeroVironment’s Switchblade loitering missiles and a Hornet Air Guard Remote Controlled Weapon System with a Counter-UAS solution by Hornet. It has been designed to operate close to frontline battlefields and launch its drones to engage enemy high-value targets such as HQ, tanks and artillery.
The loitering munitions on the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition include the Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600, which provide rapidly deployable, loitering precision strike missiles for use against non-line-of-sight targets. Switchblade 300 is small and has a quiet motor, making it difficult to detect, recognise, and track even at very close range.
Switchblade 600 missiles are also integrated on the truck. It represents the next generation of extended-range loitering missiles and features high-precision optics and over 40 minutes of endurance. Switchblade 600 also provides unprecedented RSTA (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition) and precision strike capabilities against larger, hardened targets via an anti-armour warhead.
Modern battlespaces can also be very easily filled by a large variety of small, short-range drones, both armed and non-armed, some of which originate from the civilian market. Combat areas will thus be increasingly subjected to threats of detection, acquisition and/or engagement by smaller drones at very short distances. To answer that emerging problem, the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition is equipped with a Hornet RCWS by Hornet in an Air Guard configuration, which ensures short-range detection and neutralisation of hostile drones around the vehicle.
The Hornet Air Guard is a secondary anti-drone capability, first presented in 2022, which complements the Hornet RCWS and its native functions: surveillance, fire, and self-protection, thanks to an independent smoke grenade launcher ring. The Hornet Air Guard adds a Gonio RF (Hydra from Cerbair) and a radar fitted on the Hornet’s independent smoke grenade launcher ring. Both systems constantly scan the area, while the RCWS can still be used normally for observation or combat missions.
Upon detection of a hostile drone, the operator is automatically warned of the threat and can validate an RCWS rally with identification via optronics. The drone can then be neutralised with the automatic 40mm grenade launcher and an air-burst grenade. The feature can also engage and destroy an armed or suicide drone attacking the HUMVEE Saber before it can get too close.
Most importantly, the detection of enemy drone presence in the vicinity warns the crew of a possible detection and allows for a swift extraction of the HUMVEE Saber from the danger zone thanks to superior mobility.
Such information is vital in current-day operations, with highly efficient counter-battery procedures, where drones have critically reduced decision time as well as inter-arms communication and coordination. In addition to its anti-drone function, the Hornet Air Guard’s radar can also contribute to the surveillance and intelligence gathering in the zone of operations. The detection of hostile drones is done independently and automatically. Thus, there is no need for the operator to be an anti-drone trained specialist.
The system retains the independent GALIX smoke grenade launcher of the Hornet RCWS, effectively protecting the vehicle during combat operations.
The Battlenet system by Arquus coordinates all these functions together. With its Switchblade loitering missiles and the Hornet Air Guard from Hornet, the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition brings efficient surveillance and aggression capabilities on the battlefield, on and beyond the front lines, while ensuring its own self-protection against close-range air threats in full autonomy.
With the HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition, AM General and Hornet present a versatile, coherent solution adapted to modern warfare, bringing tactical and strategic effects with a light footprint and reduced team.
14 Nov 22. RAN’s MH-60R crew practices night landing aboard HMAS Hobart.
The training activity was conducted in the North Pacific Ocean as part of a regional presence deployment. The Royal Australian Navy’s (Ran) MH-60 Romeo maritime helicopter has carried out night training operation to hone their deck landing skills. The recent practice was conducted aboard the lead Hobart-class destroyer HMAS Hobart in the North Pacific Ocean.
It was performed as part of the vessel and MH-60R helicopter’s recent regional presence deployment.
According to the MH-60R crew, landing of an aircraft at a ‘pitching and rolling’ vessel during night-time requires a lot of teamwork and continuous training.
RAN pilot lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson said: “It was a very dark night with no moon and strong winds.
“You need to be scanning physically with your eyes very quickly through all of those things to get that information into your head to digest it, to then translate that into your hands and feet to move the helicopter.”
The training activity required the involved aircrew members to wear night vision goggles.
The entire process of approaching the warship during the operation involved the two aircrew members to look outside the aircraft, while simultaneously scanning different instruments to monitor information, such as the speed, height, heading and the rate of descent.
RAN aviation warfare officer sub-lieutenant Alexander McLauchlan said: “I have to monitor the mission and make sure we achieve what we need to do, whether that is finding and deterring a submarine or surface vessel.”
The helicopter aboard Hobart-class vessel is marshalled and maintained by a team of 13 personnel, who guide the aircrew with landing. (Source: naval-technology.com)
10 Nov 22. Verus Technology to release 3rd generation mobile counter drone sensor. Verus Technology Group is releasing the 3rd generation of its mobile counter uncrewed aerial systems (CUAS) sensor in January 2023. According to the company, SkyView-MPV3 features improved mission-proven CUAS detection and tracking technology along with increased compute and radio processing, and increased detection performance. The company has added IP-rated inputs for all I/O to improve resiliency in diverse missions, reduced the volume by ~30%, added variable voltage power (10VDC-30VDC), and reduced the weight to just 4.7lbs. Verus reports the first pre-orders for SkyView-MPV3 and is preparing to show existing and future clients the latest edition of its mobile CUAS technology. For more information: www.verustechnologygroup.com (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
09 Nov 22. Fortem Technologies white paper examines challenges posed by Group-3 weaponised drones. Fortem Technologies says close to 5,000 drone captures have helped the company to develop its F700 counter drone system, and has secured several high-profile contracts including the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a local partner, plus multiple deliveries to Ukraine.
In a white paper, the company examines current challenges in combating weaponized UAS/UAVs, specifically the significant threats posed by ever-evolving Group-2 (21 to 55 pound) and Group-3 (55+ pound) drones. Defending the skies against more significant drone threats like the Orlan-10 and Shahed-136 is necessary for military forces. How can the DoD defeat these drones while reducing costly collateral damage and protecting innocent civilians?
According to the white paper:
“The expansion of attack drones in military conflict and the proliferation of enemy/terrorist drone developments are only escalating the need for a viable C-UAS response. Large-scale hostilities reach far beyond the battlefield, with civilian casualties reported on all sides. It is estimated that the global defense/military drone market will reach USD23.78bn by 2027 as drones have become a primary tool used in today’s world for combat, research, development, target decoys, or supervision purposes (source: Fortune Business Insights).”
The paper considers various defeat methods including jamming, missiles and interception before describing the Fortem F700 solution.
View the white paper here: https://fortemtech.com/blog/discussions/2022/10/31/group-3-drone-defense-white-paper For more information: www.fortemtech.com (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
This White Paper is now on the BATTLESPACE website.
11 Nov 22. Ukraine requests Centurion C-RAM from the US – would it be enough to counter drones?
Ukraine officials have requested the US to provide additional air defense systems to aid in its fight against drones used by the invading Russian forces. Among the requested weapons is C-RAM, a highly mobile anti-air weapon. What kind of weapon is it, and would it be enough to counter enemy UAVs? asks Science & Technology News.
What is the Centurion C-RAM?
This is a modern anti-aircraft artillery system that was originally designed as a naval defense platform developed to counter anti-ship missiles. The original name of this weapon is Phalanx CIWS – it first entered the service with the U.S. Armed Forces in 1980, reports Science & Technology News.
These weapons use the same 20 mm M61A1 Gatling gun, capable of firing 4,500 20–mm rounds per minute from its six-barrel gun – this equals 75 bullets released every second. The system also has its own radar and optical-thermal imaging module to independently detect and track the target. Its fire control system estimates the optimal time for an attack, and the weapon can open fire either automatically, or manually, with a press of the trigger.
During the Iraq war, the US Army saw the increasingly critical need to defend against rocket and mortar attacks. In 2005, Phalanx CIWS was rapidly converted to a land-based version that received its own name – Centurion C-RAM.
What is a limiting factor of Centurion C-RAM?
From the technical specification, the only weaker aspect of Centurion C-RAM is its maximum effective firing range of 1.5km (0.93 miles). According to military calculations, this system can effectively defend a 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi) area, which is not much compared to other alternatives. However, the maximum firing range of C-RAM reaches 5.5 km (3.4 miles). Within this range, the targeting efficiency of C-RAM is reduced, says Science & Technology News.
So would this firing range be enough for Ukrainian Army? The answer is yes according to Science & Technology News. Such mobile land-based platforms could be used to defend stationary objects, including buildings and bridges, or even fairly large city areas. This air defense platform can effectively target smaller drones and even missiles. A really big advantage is the possibility to relocate C-RAM rapidly to another area and its automated targeting capabilities.
Another important aspect is the safety of C-RAM. Contrary to naval versions, Centurion C-RAM uses HEIT-SD (High-Explosive Incendiary Tracer, Self-Destruct) ammunition which explodes on hitting a target, increasing the efficiency of the weapon. The same rounds also explode on tracer burnout, minimizing the risk of collateral damage from those bullets that fail to hit their intended target.
The approximate cost of a single Centurion C-RAM is USD3.8 m, concludes the article: https://www.technology.org/2022/11/09/ukraine-requests-centurion-c-ram-from-the-us-would-it-be-enough-to-counter-drones/
For more information: www.technology.org; www.mil.in.ua (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
10 Nov 22. Turkey unveils domestic AESA radar for manned, unmanned combat aircraft. Turkey has showcased a new domestically developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system it intends to equip its fleet of manned and unmanned combat aircraft.
The president of Defence Industries, İsmail Demir, revealed the new Aselsan AESA radar on 10 November, saying the system will be retrofitted onto the Turkish Air Force’s (TuAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft and Akinci unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as well as the future Turkish Fighter Experimental (TF-X)/National Combat Aircraft (MMU).
“It is a radar project equivalent to the most advanced radars in the world at the moment,” Demir said at the event.
The F-16 is the mainstay of the TuAF’s front-line combat aviation force, with the single-seat C and twin-seat D models having been in near-continuous upgrades since their introduction in the late 1980s. Much of this work has been done by domestic industry. As noted by Janes World Air Forces. (Source: Janes)
08 Nov 22. US Navy Shipboard Air Traffic Radar (SATR) AN/SPN-50(V)1 programme advances Saab radar to Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Phase Three. The US Navy’s Shipboard Air Traffic Radar (SATR) AN/SPN-50(V)1 programme which is currently in Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) has awarded a modification for two additional Saab radar systems and associated installation support and spare parts. The modification value for the LRIP lot is approximately USD 30 m and was booked in Q3 2022, with the first radar system delivery scheduled for 2024. Radar manufacturing, delivery, test, and integration will take place at Saab’s Syracuse, New York facilities. These are the 6th and 7th systems delivered on the production contract.
The AN/SPN-50(V)1 radar system, which is one of the US Navy versions of Saab’s Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam radar, will function as the primary air traffic control and surveillance radar for manned and unmanned aviation aboard the Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships.
“We are thrilled to be providing these radars to enable flight operations on US Navy aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab, Inc. “The Navy’s continued trust and confidence in Saab, Inc. to provide this critical capability is a reflection on our team’s hard work, capabilities, and commitment.”
Delivery of the Navy’s air traffic control and landing capability is overseen by the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office, (PMA 213). In cooperation with Saab, PMA 213 is responsible for the radar system’s acquisition, deployment, and sustainment while in service within the US Navy fleet. Saab has built a centre of radar excellence in Central New York, supporting radars on seven classes of Navy and Coast Guard ships, and also produces a substantial portion of the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar system for the US Marine Corps. (Source: www.joint-forces.com)
Blighter Surveillance Systems is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of best-in-class electronic-scanning ground-based radars, surveillance solutions and Counter-UAS systems. Blighter’s solid-state micro-Doppler products are deployed in more than 35 countries across the globe, delivering consistent all-weather security protection and wide area surveillance along borders, coastlines, at military bases and across critical infrastructure such as airports, oil and gas facilities and palaces. Blighter radars are also used to protect manoeuvre force missions when deployed on military land vehicles and trailers, and its world-beating multi-mode radar represents a great leap in threat detection technology and affordability for use in a variety of scenarios.
The Blighter range of radar products are used for detecting a variety of threats, from individuals on foot to land vehicles, boats, drones and low-flying aircraft at ranges of up to 32 km. Blighter Surveillance Systems employs 40 people and is located near Cambridge, UK, where it designs, produces and markets its range of unique patented solid-state radars. Blighter prides itself on being an engineer-led business committed to providing cost-effective and flexible solutions across the defence, critical infrastructure and national security markets.