Airborne multi-mission radar by HENSOLDT undergoes first flightNews
June 12, 2020
GERMANY. HENSOLDT’s newly developed airborne multi-mission surveillance radar PrecISR1000 has completed its maiden flight. In a one-week flight campaign together with H3 Mission Systems GmbH based in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany, the radar proved its value in terms of integration and performance, according to officials.
The aircraft was modified and the radar was integrated, tested, and flown within two months from kick-off to mission completion. According to officials participating in the flight, PrecISR1000 proved to be stable and generated high-quality reconnaissance data such as SAR pictures during its first operational flight.
PrecISR ground surveillance capabilities include reconnaissance and characterization of fixed targets using Moving Target Indication (MTI), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) operating in Spot or Strip mode. For maritime surveillance it characterizes the maritime targets through Maritime Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) operation and Range Profiling. Air surveillance capabilities include detecting and intercepting of low flying aircraft, gathering information on direction and speed of all kinds of targets for correlation with data from other sensors, e.g. ADS-B, AIS, EO/IR.
HENSOLDT has been awarded an order by a provider of airborne special missions operations to deliver PrecISR 1000 until year-end for installation underneath a Pilatus PC-12 special operations aircraft.