HENSOLDT Launches New Deployable ATC Radar
Photo - ASR-NG Deployable in a test configuration at HENSOLDT’s Ulm premises.
HENSOLDT, one of the leading independent sensor houses, has launched a new variant of its ASR air traffic control (ATC) radar family onto the market. The new product, designated “ASR-NG Deployable”, is a rapidly deployable ATC radar complying to all ICAO, Eurocontrol and safety standards for civil and military ATC. It capitalizes on the superior detection performance and accuracy of the stationary ASR-NG variant combined with air transportability in one aircraft and a deployment time of less than six hours.
Thomas Müller, CEO, HENSOLDT has said that the versatility of the new product combined with ASR-NG’s superior performance makes it ideally suited for ATC purposes in joint and combined missions of expeditionary units. “Thus, it allows for maximum efficiency of combined air, ground and naval forces while contributing to safe operations and avoidance of friendly fire,” he said. The ASR-NG Deployable will be delivered to the first customer in the course of the year.
The ASR radars consist of an integrated primary and secondary radar system each. The primary radar helps to detect non-cooperative objects such as small aircraft that do not have transponders or hostile aircraft. It is based on a semiconductor transmitter and includes special signal processing techniques for wide-area surveillance and windfarm mitigation. The secondary radar, MSSR 2000 I, ensures the automatic identification of cooperative aircraft. This secondary radar meets the new “Mode S/Mode 5” air traffic control standard, which greatly improves aircraft identification queries.