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Siemens selects Blighter B400 radars at European infrastructure site

June 17, 2013
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Blighter Surveillance Systems, an electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider, has supplied a number of its Blighter B400 long-range ground surveillance radars to Siemens for installation at a national infrastructure site in Europe.

Siemens needed a field-proven electronic-scanning radar to monitor the perimeter of a strategic infrastructure site. It was important that the solution selected was maintenance free and offered 24-hour all-weather capability, very low false-alarm rates, the ability to detect vehicles and people including crawlers out to 7 km, and cause minimal disruption to the site during installation.

Siemens selected the Blighter B400 series radars, which combine patented solid-state Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing, to deliver a robust persistent-surveillance capability.

Milan Ceeh, head of Siemens’ Fire Safety and Security business unit in the Czech Republic, said: “We opted for the technically superior Blighter radars after careful consideration, analysis and field trials. The Blighter radars met all our requirements. The long-range detection capability and wide elevation beam enabled the radars to be remotely mounted on existing infrastructure at the site thus avoiding the cost and disruption of digging up surfaces to lay cables.”

Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: “We are delighted to be supplying our radars to Siemens for this strategic infrastructure site. Our solid state low power PESA radars - already in use in over twelve countries - are able to detect very small and slow moving targets in extremely cluttered environments which results in improved detection capabilities and reduced false alarm rates.”

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