C4iSR: Air

Hensoldt’s PrecISR radar to be integrated on PC-12 aircraft

18 September 2019

Sensor house Hensoldt has been contracted to deliver a PrecISR 1000 airborne surveillance radar to QinetiQ GmbH for installation on a Pilatus PC-12 special operations aircraft.

Offering an instrumented range out to 200 n miles, PrecISR is a software-defined X-band airborne radar that builds on Hensoldt’s work on active electronically scanned array (AESA) and digital receiver technology to realise a scalable high-performance sensor for installation aboard helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, and fixed-wing special mission aircraft. According to the company, the system’s software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering enable PrecISR to perform several tasks simultaneously.

For ground surveillance, the PrecISR mode set embodies software-defined functionality for high- and medium-resolution spotlight and stripmap synthetic aperture radar, and moving target indication for surveillance of large areas and pre-defined sectors.

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