SRCTec’s Lightweight Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (LSTARTM) system recently received designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to provide a system of risk management and litigation management that ensures the threat of liability does not deter potential manufacturers or sellers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing, commercializing and deploying technologies that could save lives.
The LSTAR system is a low-cost radar designed to fill critical gaps in air surveillance, monitor the airspace for Unmanned Air Systems, observe unauthorized border air intrusions, and enhance protection of critical infrastructure and other high value assets. The system’s unique 3D and 360 degree electronic scanning capability enables detection and tracking of the toughest targets, including low-altitude, slow-flying small aircraft.
In addition to this designation, the LSTAR system has been added to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) SAFETY Act Designated Product List. The RKB provides emergency responders, purchasers and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products and equipment that can be purchased under several DHS grant programs.
The designation as a QATT and the addition to the RKB clears the way for federal, state and local government agencies to use the LSTAR system in homeland security operations such as border protection and critical infrastructure protection.