B400 Series radar

Blighter Surveillance Systems has been awarded a contract to supply B400 Series e-scan passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radars to Unlimited Technology.

Under the contract, the company will supply B400 radars, aBlighterTrack multi hypothesis software-based radar target tracker, and BlighterView HMI 2 control system, called Blighter Guardian, to secure the perimeter of a strategic air base in the Middle East.

Unlimited Technology president Brent Franklin said: "We needed a field-proven robust and reliable e-scan radar system for a strategic airbase security solution in the Middle East.

"It was vital that the solution was maintenance-free and offered 24-hour all-weather capability, low false alarm rates, and had the range to look beyond the perimeter to provide the early target detection that our customer required.

"Blighter was able to meet our needs in full and demonstrate similar successful deployments, for example, by the British Army for forward-operating base security and by the Koreans along the demilitarised zone (DMZ)."

"Unlimited Technology needed a field-proven robust and reliable e-scan radar system for a strategic airbase security solution in the Middle East."

Blighter Surveillance Systems CEO Mark Radford said: "Our solid state PESA electronic scanning radar technology has no mechanical moving parts to wear out or to get contaminated by sand or dust, and therefore it’s ideal for the dusty and arid conditions found in the Middle East.

"Importantly, our radar is also visually covert and virtually maintenance-free."

An unlimited-built sensor node will integrate the complete sensor suite and control electronics into a comprehensive ‘plug and play’ package for ease of installation by a local integrator.

Blighter Guardian is designed for securing airbase perimeters and forward operation bases (FOBs). It provides a 24/7 all-weather persistent surveillance capability in harsh conditions by detecting small and slow-moving targets such as a walking person at 11km or a large moving vehicle at 25km.

A typical Blighter FOB configuration comprises the B400 Series PESA radar, BlighterTrack software, and slew-to-cue pan, tilt, zoom thermal imaging surveillance system.

The BlighterView HMI 2 control software displays and records all the elements, including additional sensors such as a perimeter intruder detection system.


Image: Blighter Guardian is designed for securing airbase perimeters and forward operation bases. Photo: courtesy of Blighter Surveillance Systems.