Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
by Richard Tomkins
Toulouse, France (UPI) Apr 10, 2013
An unidentified Middle East country has ordered additional border security radars from Airbus Defense and Space, the company reports.
Under the award -- an extension to an existing contract for more than 40 Spexer 2000 radars now operating in the country -- Airbus Defense and Space will deliver four systems but no delivery schedule was detailed.
Spexer 2000 is optimized for the surveillance of borders and areas over long distances. It features high Doppler and velocity resolution and high clutter suppression to detect, track and classify small targets, such as people, and fast moving objects such as speed boats and low-flying aircraft.
Airbus Defense and Space said the radar is qualified according to several military standards.
"Spexer 2000 is using state-of-the-art Active Electronically Scanning Array technology, which provides a multi-tasking and multi-mode capability, and increases the detection and target assessment capability substantially," said Thomas Muller, head of the company's Electronics business. "Due to this, Spexer 2000 can replace several conventional radars."
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.|