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HENSOLDT New Airborne Surveillance Radar Passes Acceptance Test

PrecISR offers superior precision and simple aircraft integration

March 17, 2021

The German sensor solutions specialist HENSOLDT has successfully passed the Factory Acceptance Test of its new airborne multi-mission surveillance radar PrecISR. In an online demonstration, the PrecISR 1000 proved its capabilities to its customer, QinetiQ GmbH (Möchengladbach/Germany), the provider of airborne special mission operations. Approximately one year ago, HENSOLDT was awarded a contract to deliver one PrecISR 1000 to QinetiQ for installation in a radome underneath a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft modified for special missions without significant alterations to the airframe. The radar data are controlled and displayed by the HENSOLDT EuroNav7 mission system, which is already in operation.

PrecISR translates the latest achievements in active-array and digital receiver technology into a scalable, high-performance sensor that can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs, and fixed-wing mission aircraft. Due to its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering, PrecISR can fulfill different tasks virtually at the same time. It can detect, track, and classify thousands of objects and thus literally find the 'needle in a haystack.' Thanks to its compact design and the fact that all parts are located outside the airframe, the airborne platform integration of PrecISR is simplified significantly compared to other radars. Its superior precision and target accuracy make it the sensor of choice for surveillance of large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking, or illicit intrusion.