Blighter’s E‑Scan Radar Selected by Dat-Con Defence for Indian Border Security Pilot

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British design­er and man­u­fac­tur­er of elec­tron­ic-scan­ning (e‑scan) radars and sur­veil­lance solu­tions, Blighter Surveillance Systems, is sup­ply­ing its Blighter B400 series E‑scan micro Doppler ground sur­veil­lance radar to Dat-Con Defence for deploy­ment along the Indian border. The Blighter radar was sup­plied to and deployed by Dat-Con Defence during 2018 as part of Indian government’s Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS). CIBMS is designed to estab­lish a multi-tier secu­ri­ty ring – ground sur­veil­lance radar, ther­mal cam­eras, unat­tend­ed ground sen­sors, seis­mic vibra­tion sys­tems, fences and fence pro­tec­tion sys­tems – to pro­tect the country’s long inter­na­tion­al bor­ders. Dat-Con has inte­grat­ed the Blighter radar, cam­eras and other sen­sors into its own com­mand and con­trol (C2) system.  Sensor infor­ma­tion from its C2 system is inte­grat­ed with the CIBMS system to alert quick response teams (QRTs) of the Indian Border Security Force for action. Dat-Con has part­nered with in-coun­try Pune-based Ador Powertron for this pilot project.

The Blighter radar’s wide ele­va­tion beam was a key fea­ture for the Indian CIBMS project as it ensures that the radar can oper­ate effec­tive­ly in all ter­rains allow­ing the hills, moun­tains, plains, river­ine ter­ri­to­ries and marsh­es to be scanned simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, with­out the need to tilt the radar. The wide beam also pro­vides detec­tion of low flying manned and unmanned aerial vehi­cles (UAVs) and drones.The solid-state pas­sive elec­tron­i­cal­ly scanned array (PESA) radar detects small and slow-moving tar­gets, even in clut­tered envi­ron­ments, due to the radar’s coac­tive fre­quen­cy mod­u­lat­ed con­tin­u­ous wave (FMCW) micro Doppler fast-scan pro­cess­ing. The radar deliv­ers a 24×7×365 all-weath­er per­sis­tent sur­veil­lance capa­bil­i­ty. It can detect and track a walk­ing person at 11km, a crawler at 4.6km, or a large moving vehi­cle at 25km and then cue a camera system to follow and iden­ti­fy tar­gets.

Blighter Surveillance Systems has now sold hun­dreds of its E‑scan ground sur­veil­lance radars across 35 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. It has sys­tems deployed along the Korean demil­i­tarised zone (DMZ), on the US Southern border, in sev­er­al Middle Eastern coun­tries, and now in India too.

Its ITAR-free sys­tems are used world­wide in com­mer­cial, gov­ern­ment and defence mar­kets in area and asset pro­tec­tion for nation­al border secu­ri­ty, home­land secu­ri­ty, crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture pro­tec­tion such as oil and gas facil­i­ties, coastal sur­veil­lance, and in mil­i­tary appli­ca­tions.

Source: Asian Defence Journal

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