Blighter Radar

Paraguay’s National Civil Aviation Administration (DINAC) has selected Blighter Surveillance Systems’ B400 Series radars for the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport and Guarani International Airport.

The Blighter B400 Series passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radars are equipped with 20° antennas, BlighterTrack software and the BlighterView HMI control system.

Blighter’s PESA e-scan radars are integrated with PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras from Liteye Systems to provide thermal imaging surveillance. The cameras automatically initialise the CCTV recording system.

Powered with FMCW Doppler fast scan capability, Blighter’s electronic scanning technology will detect small and slow moving targets, including aircraft and vehicles up to a range of up to 6.5 miles.

The radar can be mounted high up on existing airport infrastructure, and is expected to minimise installation costs.

"The significant benefits of the Blighter radar are now being recognised by busy international airports."

The ultra-wide elevation beams ranging up to 20º will facilitate clear line-of-sight to the airport perimeter, while maintaining full integrity of the radar coverage zone.

Blighter Surveillance Systems CEO Mark Radford said: "We are delighted to have secured this contract for the two main airports in Paraguay, our first sale in South America.

"The significant benefits of the Blighter radar are now being recognised by busy international airports such as London Heathrow and others in the United States, Europe and Africa.

"We plan to build on this success in this region by targeting other airports and infrastructure sites, oil and gas facilities, mines and air bases that would clearly benefit from our advanced protection technology."

In February, the B4000 radar was selected by a Middle Eastern country for its airbase.

Image: Blighter B400 series radar with Liteye Aquila camera. Photo: Blighter Surveillance Systems.