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DAT-CON DEFENCE SELECTS BLIGHTER’S E-SCAN RADAR FOR INDIAN BORDER SECURITY PILOT
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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CAMBRIDGE, UK -- Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd , a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (E-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, 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 the 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.

Stane Plaskan, CEO of Dat-Con Defence, said: "The Blighter B400 micro Doppler radar is best-in-class as was demonstrated when it outperformed all the other radars in an Indian Government-sponsored trial. Also, we know that this radar is highly effective in difficult terrains - such as mountains, plains and coastal areas, as it has been deployed for many years now along the 250 km Korean DMZ, in what is considered one of the world’s most mountainous countries with environmental extremes of -30ºC in winter and a humid +40ºC in summer."

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 24x7x365 all-weather persistent surveillance capability. It can detect and track a walking person at 11 km (6.8 miles), a crawler at 4.6 km (2.9 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 25 km (15.5 miles) and then cue a camera system to follow and identify targets.

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: "This is our second contract win for pilot projects linked to the Indian border security CIBMS initiative - further proof of the quality of our ultra-reliable, zero-maintenance Blighter B400 series radar."

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 demilitarized zone (DMZ), on the US Southern border, in several Middle Eastern countries, and now in India too.

Source:  Blighter Surveillance Systems
Associated URL: blighter.com
Source Date: February 14, 2019
Posted: 02/14/2019

 
 
INDIA APPROVES ATTACK DRONE PURCHASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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NEW DELHI -- The Indian government will purchase additional attack drones from Issrael. The Indian Air Force will acquire 54 HAROP loitering attack drones. The service already has 110 in inventory. The decision to procure the Harop was made at a recent high-level meeting at the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

India is also discussing Project Cheetah. India is working with Israel on this project. In addition, India is developing indigenous combat drones.

Source:  Economic Times
Associated URL: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/government-approves-54-killer-drones-from-israel-for-indian-air-force/articleshow/67971351.cms
Source Date: February 13, 2019
Posted: 02/14/2019

 
 
CHINA LIKELY TO INCREASE DEFENSE BUDGET IN 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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BEIJING -- The Chinese government may continue with its series of defense spending increases. China's defense budget in 2019 could reach 1.2 trillion yuan ($179 billion). Beijing will release its defense budget figure in early March.

This spending funds China's massive military modernization program. The 2019 defense budget could increase by 8-9 percent over 2018. The 2018 China defense budget was 1.11 trillion yuan, an 8.1 percent increase over the 2017 spending level.

China could complete its military modernization program in 2035.

Source:  Global Times
Associated URL: https://tucson.com/business/raytheon-to-turn-glide-bomb-into-cruise-missile-for-navy/article_b86cdabd-41fe-5bab-aecf-6ef985f79703.html
Source Date: February 13, 2019
Posted: 02/13/2019

 

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