Hensoldt and BIRD Aerosystems have inked an agreement to collaborate in integrating Hensoldt’s new PrecISR advanced multi-mode radar family with BIRD’s Radar Control and Display (RCD) and Mission Management Systems (MSIS).
As a part of this joint programme, the RCD will be adapted to control and manage the PrecISR 1000 radar. Furthermore, data from the radar will be collected and processed by the MSIS, which will automatically classify, prioritise and display the information gathered from the radar, alongside additional information from the other onboard sensors, using state-of-the-art algorithms with an easy to use and intuitive human-machine interface.
The PrecISR, Hensoldt’s new family of airborne multi-mission surveillance radars, features the latest gallium nitride active electronically scanned antenna (AESA) technology, with two-dimensional e-scan capability, combined with large bandwidth multi-channel radar core electronics and integrated radar signal processing. PrecISR has been designed for all types of airborne surveillance missions in 24/7 operation and in all weather conditions, to ensure safety and security and to detect conventional and asymmetric threats on the ground, at sea and in the air. Detecting, tracking and classifying more than a thousand objects, the PrecISR increases surveillance capabilities and mission efficiency for any special mission aircraft.
BIRD's RCD is integrated into its advanced MSIS, which manages the complete mission and enables air, sea and ground units to share real-time information. MSIS reduces mission crew workload by display and operation of important aspects of the mission at any given time, enabling the crew to efficiently focus on detection and classification of priority targets.
“Our PrecISR translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scalable high-performance sensor. 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,” explained Head of Hensoldt Airborne, Space and ISR Radars, Frank Doengi.
“We are confident and proud that Hensoldt has selected BIRD for this programme. BIRD Aerosystems and Hensoldt share a close relationship which already resulted in other successful joint programmes over the past years, and I am confident that this cooperation, as did the others, will bear fruit. BIRD's combat proven RCD and MSIS Mission Management System were built upon vast operational know-how developed by the company over the years and we are confident that it will enhance the operational experience of the Hensoldt PrecISR while enabling us to offer this advanced radar as part of our ASIO offering to our customers,” added BIRD Co-CEO, Ronen Factor.