It provides a low-cost and lightweight mobile surveillance capability for situations where fixed towers are prohibitively expensive, impractical to build or simply ineffective due to the terrain or environment. Blighter Scout detects small and slow-moving targets – even in cluttered environments – due 49 to the radar’s coactive frequency modulated continuous wave Doppler fast-scan processing.
The radar can detect a walking person at 7.4km (4.6 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 22km (13.7 miles) and then cue the camera system to follow and identify targets. With its wide 20° continuous elevation beam coverage – which can be increased to 40° via a simple built-in manual tilt control – Blighter Scout can operate in hilly or mountainous areas, scanning hilltops and valleys in a single sweep. It can be supplied in a palletised form with a standard telescopic mast ready to slide onto the back of a standard 4x4 pickup truck or other surveillance vehicles/trailers.