HENSOLDT's PrecISR: A Sensor of Choice for Surveillance

PrecISR can fulfill different tasks virtually at the same time and can literally find the 'needle in a haystack'

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HENSOLDT, the leading independent sensor house, has developed and launched an innovative airborne multi-mission surveillance radar which provides armed forces and border protection authorities with unprecedented situational awareness and extremely short reaction time.

The history and experience of HENSOLDT's ISR radars traces back for more than 30 years. The first SAR radars (DO-SAR, ERS-1, X-SAR) were developed and tested in the mid-1980s. These products were developed for the German Federal Ministry of Defence.

In 2006, Hensoldt started producing platform independent ISR radar called SMART Radar. With product enhancements and insertion of new technology like GaN modules, trendsetting digital receiver technology and compact Hardware packaging, a new, light weight and competitive radar design was achieved in 2017. This was the birth of the PrecISR 1000.

Some of the Unique features of this Products are:

  • Software defined Radar offers Maritime Search mode(s) or MMTI, ISAR, SAR (Strip and Spot) and Air to Air and GMTI/SMTI modes.
  • GaNtiles based AESA Antenna.
  • Multichannel Processing.
  • Highly optimised for size (75 cm x 30 cm), Weight (< 60 Kg) and Power (1.4 kW). This makes it very easy to install for Retrofits and for new platforms.
  • Highly modular in nature and hence very easy to repair in field conditions.

From an operational point of view, customers require high performance in terms of range and detection capabilities fitting into their main mission envelope. Users also attach value to efficient maintainability and high MTBF figures. These concerns of efficiency are optimally addressed by PrecISR.

Firstly, the product translates tremendous progress regarding reduction of size, weight, space, power consumption and cooling into direct benefits for the customer. Secondly, the modular approach of the concept allows for the selection of a target-oriented tailored solution optimised to the platform, mission scenarios and budget.

Compact design of the PrecISR and the fact that all radar parts are located outside of the airframe, simplifies its airborne platform integration significantly compared to other radars. Due to its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering, PrecISR can fulfill different tasks virtually at the same time. It is able to detect, track and classify thousands of objects and thus can literally find the 'needle in a haystack'.

Customer feedback world over on the design and performance of PrecISR has been very good. The technology behind the radar as well as its sleek and power-optimised design are widely appreciated. Software defined modes and ease of integration are also other plus points. They need only eight screws and two connectors. That's it!