DSEI 2017

Keeping track of multiple threats [DSEI17D1]

12 September 2017

With the very real threats posed by small drones and now even intercontinental missiles, solutions to counter these are urgently required. Weibel Scientific on the Danish pavilion (Stand N3-660) says it has the answer. This week at DSEI, the company is introducing its new and recently delivered complete turnkey solution for mobile ballistic tracking. The Ballistic Tracking System has an instrumental range of 40km for 155mm artillery for testing and evaluation.

The trailer-based multifrequency tracking radar, MFTR-2100/40 dB, with ancillary equipment, measures velocity, range, azimuth angle, elevation angles, debris, spin, acceleration and micro-motion to multiple targets in real time.

This provides the operator with the real-time time, space and position information data of any free-flying object.

To track small low-flying drones, which can pose a serious threat to critical infrastructure, Weibel Scientific has joined forces with Copenhagen Sensor Technology to develop the Radar Multi Sensor (RMS) platform. It combines Weibel’s Doppler radar technology with high-capacity EO sensors, allowing not only the detection, tracking and identifying of drones, but also detection of multiple drones flying in close formation.

For the countering of the threat from intercontinental ballistic missiles, Weibel Scientific offers the gap-filling tracking radar or GFTR. This is capable of long-range tracking with full dome coverage, enhancing radar coverage and filling the gap between traditional sensors.

Through its years of service with NASA and the US Navy, Weibel Scientific has developed the capabilities of advanced discrimination of multiple and small objects in both the velocity and range domain − a technology not only suitable for providing fire control data for exo-atmospheric engagement, but also for kill assessment and debris tracking.

With Weibel’s scalable ‘Lego block modularity’, the radars can easily be tailored to achieve the desired range to cover even large gaps in the existing sensor grid with continuous tracking.

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