Hensoldt will deliver its newly-developed airborne multi-mission surveillance radar PrecISR to QinetiQ GmbH, the company announced on 13 September.
Hensoldt was awarded a contract to deliver one PrecISR 1000 to QinetiQ, by year-end, for installation on a Pilatus PC-12 special operations aircraft with no modifications to the airframe. The radar data is displayed by a Hensoldt EuroNav7 mission system which is already in operation.
“Hensoldt capitalises on decades of experience in airborne and space radar,” explains Hensoldt CEO Thomas Müller. “Thus we were able to translate our unique radar capabilities into an innovative product which opens up new capabilities for airborne surveillance missions.”
PrecIS translates the latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scalable high-performance sensor which can be installed aboard helicopters, UAS and fixed-wing mission aircraft. Due to its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering, PrecISR can perform different tasks virtually at the same time. It is able to detect, track and classify more than a thousand objects and thus literally find the ‘needle in a haystack.’ Because of its compact design and the fact that all radar-related components are located outside of the airframe, the airborne platform integration of PrecISR is significantly simplified, compared to other radars. Its superior precision and target accuracy make it the sensor of choice for surveillance of large maritime and coastal areas.