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Hensoldt new airborne surveillance radar PrecISR passes acceptance test


Sensor solutions specialist HENSOLDT has successfully passed the Factory Acceptance Test of its new airborne multi-mission surveillance radar PrecISR. In an online demonstration the PrecISR 1000 proved its capabilities to the customer, the provider of airborne special missions operations QinetiQ GmbH, Möchengladbach/Germany.

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Hensoldt new airborne surveillance radar PrecISR passes acceptance test 01 Hensoldt's new PrecISR airborne surveillance radar (Picture source: Hensoldt)


Approximately one year ago HENSOLDT was awarded a contract to deliver one PrecISR 1000 to QinetiQ for installation in a radome underneath a Pilatus PC-12 modified to a special mission aircraft without significant modifications at the air frame. The radar data are controlled and displayed by a HENSOLDT EuroNav7 mission system which is already in operation.

PrecISR translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scalable high-performance sensor which can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing mission aircraft. Due to its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering, PrecISR can fulfil different tasks virtually at the same time. It is able to detect, track and classify thousands of objects and thus literally find the ‘needle in a haystack’. Because of its compact design and the fact that all parts are located outside of the airframe, the airborne platform integration of PrecISR is simplified significantly compared to other radars. 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.


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HENSOLDT’s PrecISR – to be seen here on a test aircraft - can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing mission aircraft with limited effort (Picture source: Hensoldt)