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08 Mar 23. Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com), the British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply its Multi-Mode A800 3D e-scan radars to Raytheon UK as part of a Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) System project with UK MoD. The project will deliver a demonstrator system to showcase the capability of the Raytheon Technologies-manufactured laser in neutralising small Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), using two A800 radars for initial target detection and direction of the laser’s targeting system. The laser weapon system will be mounted to a vehicle, with the ground-based A800 providing detection and designation nearby.
Blighter will be assisting with the design phase of the system and developing a concept of operation and support during the trials, which will take place at a UK MoD test range. Blighter was chosen for this contract not only for the best-in-class detection capabilities of the radar itself, but also because the A800 is designed with integration in mind, able to seamlessly operate in cohesion with existing Command and Control (C2) systems.
Blighter’s A800 3D radar (www.blighter.com/a800) offers an innovative ground-based solution to threat detection, utilising Multi-Mode surveillance capability usually reserved only for large-scale radar systems and packaging it into a smaller, more flexible radar with a maximum range of 20km. The A800’s Multi-Mode capability allows it to detect targets in the air, on land, and at sea, within the operating region of the LDEW, using state-of-the-art clutter filters to simplify the LDEW test regime.
The A800 multi-mode drone detection radar is ideally suited to detection of UAVs and also capable of being mounted to vehicles, towers and masts, and will be supplied in an ITAR-free off-the-shelf configuration.
Blighter CEO, James Long said: “We are excited to be working with Raytheon UK on this project, which will demonstrate how our cutting-edge A800 e-scanning radar can operate in synchronicity with next-generation technology to provide the edge on the battlefield. We are proud to provide our expertise in threat detection and integration for such an important step in Counter-UAV operations.”
09 Mar 23. UK Shadow upgrade passes critical design review. The UK programme to upgrade and expand the size of its Raytheon Shadow special mission aircraft fleet has passed its critical design review (CDR), the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 9 March.
In announcing a GBP11.5 million (USD13.6 million) training contract for the capability with Raytheon, the MoD said that the Shadow R2 upgrade and its efforts to increase the fleet from six to eight aircraft had successfully passed its CDR.
“The CDR confirms the baseline configuration for the aircraft, defining the equipment fit, which will maintain this leading capability,” the MoD said.
Having entered service as an urgent operational requirement in 2007, the Shadow provides an electronic intelligence (ELINT) capability based on the Beechcraft King Air 350 airframe.
The secretive nature of the Shadow’s mission has meant that, while its existence has been acknowledged, neither the MoD nor Raytheon has divulged any details as to the specific nature of its role, or the means by which it performs it. (Source: Janes)
08 Mar 23. Kopin Achieves Major Milestone in Development of Next Generation F-35 Microdisplay. Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading provider of application specific optical systems for defense, enterprise, professional and consumer markets, today announced that it has achieved an important milestone in the production qualification of its high performance Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS).
The F-35, the world’s most advanced jet fighter, is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather, day and night, stealth combat aircraft. The F-35 aircraft is designed to perform both air superiority and strike missions while also providing electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Much of the functionality is enabled through an advanced augmented reality (AR) helmet, which provides the pilot with critical flight, tactical, and sensor information for advanced situational awareness, precision and safety. The extensive functionality and extreme conditions require unique display technology.
While Kopin continues as the sole-source supplier of its high-brightness AMLCDs for the F-35 HMDS under a multi-year procurement agreement that is expected to continue over several more years, it is also engaged in a development program to production qualify the next generation OLED displays for the HMDS. Recently Kopin completed its full performance validation of the OLED display in preparation for customer qualification and flight testing.
“Performance validation for the new OLED display is an important milestone in the production qualification of our display and confirms the exceptional performance of our OLED technology,” stated Bill Maffucci, the Company’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “We believe our display is the only one that meets the higher performance requirements for this program because of it high dynamic range, and as a result the Kopin OLED is the only version moving forward into final qualification and full rate production. We believe successful completion of customer testing will enable Kopin to continue as the sole provider of production displays for the F-35 HMDS through two generations of display technologies.”
As the largest procurement program in the Department of Defense (DOD), the F-35 strike fighter aircraft is being procured in different configurations for multiple branches of the DOD, including the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy (NVYAF). (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
07 Mar 23. Operational Solutions: New Drone Alert Service enables cost-effective situational intelligence. Operational Solutions are pleased to announce the release of an innovative new product, Drone Alert Service (DAS). DAS will provide users with a truly cost-effective, hardware-free, and intuitive drone detection solution.
DAS is available through a range of subscription-based offerings, meaning that users can be alerted to drone activity in their perimeter, and view three years’ worth of historic data where available to better understand activity and trends for as little as £24 a day.
Accessible from a fixed IP address, DAS harnesses an array of remote sensors to rapidly detect drones entering pre-determined perimeters, and present users with a real-time overview of incursions. The interface delivers actionable insights, enabling users to understand drone activity at a glance and coordinate the most effective response possible.
DAS comes at a time when drones are more commonplace than ever. Consistently evolving in capability, drones can quickly enter secure perimeters to disrupt operations, damage assets, and conduct unauthorised surveillance in many unique ways.
Previously, users have had to counter this risk by investing in costly equipment, licenses, and training to navigate the rising risks of drone incursions and their effect on perimeter security. DAS removes this need entirely, offering seamless access to alerts and insights through a responsive online interface. With no previous user experience required, or ongoing system maintenance costs to consider, any user can now take advantage of greater situational intelligence on drone activity.
Through this release, OSL hopes to empower a wide range of industries, from private residencies to engineering plants and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), to gain an advanced understanding of their airspace, enabling safer spaces for all.
Speaking on DAS, Operational Solutions Ltd CEO Mark Legh-Smith says:
“As the first of its kind in the UK, DAS represents a new era of drone detection – one that removes significant barriers to provide extensive insights above all else. I’m thrilled to be releasing DAS, and to be equipping any user with the information needed to help create safer spaces.”
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OSL are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at Security and Policing 2023 (stand D115) from 14th – 16th March, where they will be debuting the new brand.
Founded in 2010, OSL provides situational intelligence to create safer spaces on the ground and in the air. As a global leader, OSL offers the complete solutions and industry expertise needed to detect, monitor and proactively resolve risk – creating safer spaces for people and the planet. (Source: PR Newswire)
07 Mar 23. The U.S. granted approval for the government of Japan to purchase airborne early warning aircraft in a deal valued at more than $1.3bn as the country seeks to bolster its defense capabilities amid the growing threat from China. In an announcement Tuesday, the State Dept. approved Japan’s request to buy up to five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft, which is made by Northrop Grumman. The deal, which carries an estimated cost of $1.381bn, also includes radars, engines, radios, advanced electronic systems, and spare parts. Congress can technically vote to block the sale, although it’s unlikely to do so given the deep ties and mutual defense treaty alliance between the U.S. and Japan.
The Hawkeye features a prominent rotating radar dome that is mounted atop its fuselage and wings that contains advanced electronic sensors used to detect incoming aircraft, missiles, and ships at long ranges that could pose a threat to friendly forces. It also serves in a command and control role by helping to direct and track the movements of friendly and enemy forces and coordinating engagements by friendly aircraft, ships, and land-based forces.
The Advanced Hawkeye’s APY-9 radars — which would be included in the deal — are reportedly capable of tracking stealth aircraft that ordinarily have a very small radar cross-section when viewed by more common, less sophisticated radar systems. That capability would be crucial in a conflict with China, which fields a significant number of fifth-generation fighters, and with Russia, which has fewer aircraft with stealth capabilities in its arsenal.
Hawkeyes are carrier-capable aircraft featuring a tailhook for arrested landings and have been widely used by the U.S. Navy’s carrier air wings for decades in their airborne early warning capacity. However, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s light carriers can only support helicopters and short-takeoff and vertical landing aircraft like the F-35B Lightning, so the country’s Hawkeyes are land-based and operate under the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
Japan’s interest in Hawkeye’s airborne early warning capability emerged after a 1976 incident in which a Soviet pilot flew into Japan’s airspace to land and defect, exposing vulnerabilities in its air defense system in the process. Japan’s ground-based radar systems and aircraft that were scrambled lost track of the Soviet aircraft — which nearly hit an airliner that was taking off when it landed at a civilian airport.
Japan has operated the earlier E-2C Hawkeye variant since 1984 and acquired its first upgraded E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in 2019. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) noted in its announcement of the latest sale’s approval that, “Japan will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.” (Source: News Now/https://www.foxbusiness.com/)
05 Mar 23. DJI stops sales of its AeroScope drone detection system. DJI has discontinued production and sale of its AeroScope drone detection and identification system. The system – which has been bought by airports, infrastructure provider and police services the world over – “is a comprehensive drone detection platform that rapidly identifies UAV communication links, gathering information such as flight status, paths, and other information in real-time,” according a description of the product on its website. AeroScope has been a controversial product for DJI. In August 2022 the company ceased production of its portable version (https://www.unmannedairspace.info/latest-news-and-information/dji-pulls-portable-version-of-its-aeroscope-drone-detection-system/) and has had to deny accusations that its service availability has favoured Russian troops in the Ukrainian war and that there have been security flaws in its data identification capabilities. (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
04 Mar 23. New range of lightweight Russian C-UAS systems were in on display at IDEX 2023. AT IDEX 2023 Russia’s Rostec displayed a number of new variants of its counter-UAS range of products, including “the Repellent, Repellent-Patrol, RLK-MCE, RB-504P-E and RB-504A-E, as well as the Pischal-PRO portable system,” according to the company.
The Pischal-PRO was prominently displayed. According to a report in the Defense Mirror news channel: “The Pishchal-Pro complex is manufactured by the Avtomatika concern, part of Ruselectronics. It provides countermeasures to drones at a distance of more than 2 km and operates simultaneously in five frequency bands, which significantly reduces the time to select suppression parameters.”
Just a few days before the IDEX exhibition Ruselectronics reported it had completed a trial run of Serp-VS drone suppression systems at a Russian fuel and energy facility. “The devices installed at the oil company site have prevented drone intruders from appearing in a restricted area. Serp-VS is capable of operating remotely offline and protecting both mobile and fixed facilities,” said the company. “Serp-VS developed by Vektor Research Institute, Ruselectronics holding, is capable of suppressing drone communication, control and navigation links. The system can affect global positioning satellite system signals – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou – as well as 2.4GHz and 5.6GHz UAV control signals used in Wi-Fi networks. Drone suppression in 360° on a horizontal axis is one of Serp-VS advantages. The device impacts a drone intruder vertically in a sector from -10° to 80°. Controlled sectoral suppression is also provided. Operating conditions in each of the four azimuth sectors are set independently.
“The input power is up to 150W and the range is up to 3 km. Communication with the system control station is provided via Ethernet.”
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04 Mar 23. Dublin airport “needs new powers or new State agency to deal with drones.”
“Drones causing disruptions at airports is a statewide issue that needs to be tackled with new legislation, a State agency responsible for managing counter drone technology and harsher sentences,” according to a tweet from DAA, the company that runs Dublin Airport in Ireland. The remark came after the airport suspended flight operations on March 2 for 30 minutes as a result of drone activity in the area.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has suggested the airport be given the powers itself to take down drones that threaten business continuity.
“This is completely unacceptable,” he told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme. “Dublin Airport is the only major EU airport that for six times in the last six weeks has been shut by illegal drone activity,” he told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme. About 20,000 people had been affected by the disruption, he said. “The solution to this is reasonably easy….we don’t want 15-year jail sentences. We want Dublin Airport to have the power to disable drones.
“Most European Airports, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Schiphol, all have anti-drone technology. It’s not expensive. It costs about USD100,000 and it is operated by airport police.” (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
04 Mar 23. UK moves to next stage in delivering Project Synergia C-UAS systems to military bases. The next stage of the UK’s Project Synergia counter-UAS system to protect UK military bases from drone attacks is being handed over to the UK’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) in-service delivery team.
According to the DE&S Desider publication:
“Project Synergia was originally procured as a research and development programme in response to the threats posed by uncrewed aerial systems (UAS). Managed by DE&S’ Future Capabilities Group (FCG), Project Synergia, the counter-uncrewed aerial system (C-UAS) study is considered of high importance to national security and a means of further protecting UK military operating bases from hostile drone activity. Using technology delivered by Leonardo, it will enable the RAF to establish the most effective way to detect, track, identify and defeat hostile drones, as well as evaluate a range of capabilities including advanced radar, electro-optic and radio frequency sensors, and counter-measures.
“The system has been deployed for use in operations and used in the UK for Military Aid to Civilian Authorities (MACA). FCG have transitioned the capability to the Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks (JSENS) delivery team, meaning that the equipment can now be incorporated into the DE&S supply chain.”
In September 2020 Leonardo delivered the first of four complete baseline counter-drone systems to the Royal Air Force as part of the programme. “The RAF will also maintain the ORCUS system as an upgraded national standby capability, to be rapidly deployed anywhere in the country in support of emergency services in the event of a drone-based crisis,” according to Leonardo. “The modular systems provided by Leonardo for the study will allow the RAF to evaluate a range of capabilities including advanced radar, electro-optic and radio frequency sensors and an electronic attack countermeasure. In due course, further systems will be integrated for testing and evaluation. Throughout, RAF Force Protection operators will be examining the most effective ways to detect, track, identify and defeat rogue drones. In the long-run, the research and development programme will inform the requirements for a core RAF counter-drone capability, intended to
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03 Mar 23. Market Forecast publishes counter drone market and technology forecast to 2030. Market Forecast has published its latest counter uncrewed aerial vehicles (C-UAV) systems market and technology forecast to 2030.
Covered in this report
- Overview: Snapshot of the C-UAV Market during 2022 – 2030, including highlights of the demand drivers, trends, and challenges. It also provides a snapshot of the procurement plans concerning regions as well as components, types, and platforms. It sheds light on the emergence of new platforms like 3D and 4D AESA radars, SDRs, and COTS software to seamlessly operate multi-vendor and multi-layer sensors and mitigation systems and emerging technologies such as machine learning algorithms.
- Market Dynamics: Insights into the technological developments in the detection sensors and low-cost UAV mitigation solutions such as directed-energy weapon systems and handheld guns and integration of emerging technologies changing preferences of soldier lethality, connectivity and performance metrics around the world. It also analyzes changing industry procurement structure and the challenges faced by the industry participants.
- Segment Analysis: Insights into the C-UAV Market from a segmental perspective and a detailed analysis of factors influencing the market for each segment.
- Regional Review: Insights into present C-UAV developments status and future developments for top countries within a region.
- Regional Analysis: Insights into the C-UAV Market from a regional perspective and a detailed analysis of factors influencing the market for each region.
- Trend Analysis – Key Defense Market: Analysis of the key markets in each region, providing an analysis of the C-UAV systems expected to be initiated in each region.
- Competitive landscape analysis: Analysis of the competitive landscape of the global public and private industries participating in the development, testing, and fielding of various programmes under the soldier modernization drive. It provides an overview of key companies, together with insights such as product range, strategic partnerships and SWOT analysis.
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03 Mar 23. IACIT to exhibit new DRONEBlocker C-UAS system and eVTOL cargo platform at Airspace World. Brazil’s IACIT will present two new products Airspace World 2023. The DRONEBlocker 0100/0200 Anti-Drone System is an electronic countermeasure systems with counter-drones, anti-RCIED and anti-communication applications. It allows integration with several sensors, it is portable and can be used in special missions or large events. Dual use for military and civilian applications.
The Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) cargo transporter between Onshore and Offshore platforms) is a complete solution applied to a variety of scenarios such as inspection of pipelines and transmission lines and also the transport of cargo over long distances, operating the unmanned autonomous vehicle, managed by an Air Traffic Control and Monitoring System.
The platform works in multilayers, with an HMI interface, integrated with the client’s systems and with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) offshore ATC.
In the Oil & Gas segment, this solution can be widely used to transport cargo and equipment between onshore and offshore platforms.
More information https://www.iacit.com.br/produtos/cnsatn/dme-0200 (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
28 Feb 23. Securiton Germany and D-Fend Solutions collaborate to deliver drone detection in Germany. Counter drone company D-Fend has partnered with Securiton Germany to provide drone detection and defence solutions in Germany. The collaboration will leverage Securiton’s expertise in security systems and D-Fend Solutions’ advanced RF cyber-takeover technology. The solutions resulting from this partnership will provide comprehensive coverage from ground to air to mitigate drone threats in German airspace.
According to the press release, Securiton takes over direct sales and marketing for Germany as well as conception, planning, technology and support of the drone security systems. D-Fend focuses on research, development and innovation of the state-of-the-art drone takeover product Enforce Air.
They combined their strengths and merged next-gen sensors for drone detection and defense with Securiton’s award-winning C2 software solution into a comprehensive system for 3D object and perimeter security, which one would call ‘dome security’ – complete coverage of the ground to air. There is nothing else on the market like this, says enthusiastic Jochen Geiser, product manager for drone security at Securiton.
RF Cyber is the name of the technology behind Enforce Air from D-Fend. Additionally embedded in Securiton’s perimeter management system, it creates a product family that detects and also fends off stationary or mobile drones, depending on requirements.
he Securidrone Fortress system in its various variants includes the 3D UAS detection and tracking solutions, the early and false alarm-free detection of possible threats with quick assessment. This creates a path from threat detection, classification, tracking, identification and verification to the deployment of appropriate countermeasures, such as the controlled takeover of the drone.
Instead of an operator, alarm zones with an automated workflow are stored. The probability of possible collateral damage is reduced, and the technology is designed not to affect other communication systems. Authorized drones are also identified (friend/foe recognition).
For more information: www.securiton.de(Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
28 Feb 23. EUROCAE, RTCA meet to align standards for non-cooperative counter-UAS detection systems. European standards organisation EUROCAE in its latest newsletter reports that its WG-115 and RTCA SC-238 Counter-UAS have held a joint working and plenary meeting at EUROCAE in hybrid format, with 17 members joining across the two days.
“WG-115/SC-238 is working to develop System Performance Requirements for non-cooperative UAS detection systems, as well as Interoperability Requirements for Counter UAS systems,” says the organisation. “The members continued the development of the documents, noting that additional expert input will be needed for the INTEROP document, in particular. The plenary meeting participants were also pleased to appoint Assaf Monsa as the new chairperson of WG-115.” (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
21 Feb 23. SIGN4L unveils new mobile C-UAS solution. SIGN4L has unveiled a new mobile vehicular-based counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) at IDEX 2023, being held in Abu Dhabi from 20 to 24 February.
The platform, known as Sky Shield, provides full omnidirectional C-UAS protection in the tactical environment and can be deployed within five minutes, Filip Kostomlatsky, senior programme manager for electronic warfare and intelligence at SIGN4L,told Janes.
According to Kostomlatsky, the platform is equipped with an X-band radar, an electro-optical camera, a directional finder, and an RF detector and omnidirectional jammer that is capable of detecting and neutralising multiple UASs from up to 3 km away. The radar, the camera, and the antenna are all provided by third-party companies. He was unable to elaborate further at the time of publication.
The RF detector and jammer operates in the 400 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range. A takeover control capability is under development, he added.
The platform was developed to meet a requirement from the United Arab Emirates for a mobile tactical C-UAS. The platform is also available for other customers on request. (Source: Janes)
01 Mr 23. Authorities in Israel permitted to close lower airspace for drone operations accompanied by UTM services. A new law passed in Israel allows local and national authorities to temporarily close lower airspaces to facilitate official, large-scale drone operations. As part of the ruling, authorities that choose to invoke this power will have to use an approved UTM system.
The new law is intended to ensure public safety during emergencies and planned events. As such, the Civil Aviation Authority Israel (CAAI) has recognized that operating under a UTM system is necessary to coordinate drone flights, prevent collisions and crashes, and stop privately-owned drones from interfering in official operations.
The CAAI has approved a number of UTM service providers. High Lander’s Universal UTM is among those selected as an approved provider. High Lander works closely with the CAAI as part of the INDI drone initiative.
For more information visit: www.highlander.io (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
04 Mar 23. South Korean KF-21 fighter performs test flight with AESA radar. Seoul, Mar 4 (EFE). The South Korean KF-21 Boramae fighter has successfully carried out a test flight with an active electronically scanned radar (AESA) equipped, a new advance in the development project of South Korean aircraft manufacturing.
The third prototype of the aircraft took off at 10:00 local time on Saturday (01:00 GMT) from the Third Flight Training Wing of Sacheon Airfield, about 300 kilometers south of Seoul, and completed a flight of 84 minutes long, as reported by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program (DAPA).
This prototype made its first successful flight in January of this year, but this time the test was carried out with the aforementioned radar.
The first and second prototypes of the South Korean KF-21 fighter made their maiden flights in July and November 2022, respectively, while the fourth, a two-seat model, also made its maiden flight in the first month of 2023.
JADA said it plans to start flying two more prototypes in the first half of this year as part of a plan to carry out some 2,000 test flights by February 2026, according to details published by the Yonhap news agency.
South Korea’s plan to produce a 4.5-generation supersonic fighter plane has been fraught with skepticism for years because of its 8.8 trbn won ($6.4 bbn) cost and lack of key US technology patents.
The idea of developing an indigenous South Korean fighter to replace the obsolete F-4 and F-5 was approved in 2013 and two years later Washington refused to transfer four technologies that had to be developed by South Korean companies.
Seoul wants to integrate the KF-21 into its air response system, which already includes F-15 and F-35 fighters, in the event of a North Korean attack. (Source: News Now/https://www.laprensalatina.com/)
02 Mar 23. Belize Ministry of National Defense and Border Security Receives 1st Multi-Mission Cessna Grand Caravan EX Aircraft. Textron Aviation Inc. today announced it has delivered a special mission Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft to the Belize Ministry of National Defense and Border Security. The Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract was executed by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama.
The Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.
“The Grand Caravan EX delivered to the Belize Ministry of National Defense and Border Security will be used as a multi-mission platform for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), Search and Rescue (SAR), Air Mobility, Light Air Drop and other operations as necessary,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales. “This is the first Caravan EX in the service of the Belize Ministry of National Defense and Border Security.”
This Grand Caravan EX is fitted with an Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) sensor, operator mission console, tactical radios and data link. Textron Aviation will provide pilot, mission operator and maintenance training, as well as an in-country field service representative. (Source: ASD Network)
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.