Finmeccanica-Selex ES introduced the Gabbiano TS-80 PLUS, a brand-new surveillance radar system at the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO), which took place in Poland, September 1-4.

The TS-80 PLUS, weighing 44 kg, is the latest member of the Gabbiano family of radars which provide a set of surveillance capabilities including high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) for protection, patrol and surveillance missions. Effective over ground, sea and along coastlines, the radars have been adopted by ten customers worldwide. Modular and flexible, the radars can be installed in a wide range of platforms.

The key improvement of the TS-80 PLUS is its use of solid state technology, giving it the same performance of the Gabbiano T200 system, while saving 25 kg of weight and increasing its mean time between failure rate to 2500 hours. A 360° antenna group with wide-elevation scan (+20°/-55°), a 1 m wide flat antenna plate and 80 W of power provide for effective long-range surveillance. Extremely flexible, the TS-80 PLUS can be installed on the belly of an aircraft or in the nose.

The Gabbiano TS-80 PLUS comes equipped with the expansive Gabbiano family mode suite, which includes air to sea surveillance with Track While Scan (TWS), high resolution ground mapping (Spot/Strip-SAR), ship target imaging and classification with ISAR mode and navigation with ground mapping and weather avoidance.