At DSEI 2021, Hensoldt is highlighting the capabilities of its newly developed ‘Quadome’ radar system for naval surveillance and target acquisition.
Equipped with the latest technology, ‘Quadome’ provides rapid response and high precision, at an excellent price-performance ratio.
“Quadome builds on the reputation and track record of Hensoldt’s naval tactical radar family, which has been very successful and has sold over 100 units over a 25-year timespan,” said Peter Schlote, Head of the Radar and Naval Solutions Division.
Designed for the modern operational needs of the naval domain, ‘Quadome’ offers robust capabilities for the detection and tracking of small surface targets and accurate 3D tracking of small, low-flying, fast-moving air targets, ensuring effective threat evaluation, weapon assignment and a longer effector “keep-out” range due to fast-track initiation.
The radar, which targets the global market for tactical naval radar systems, mainly targeting offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), corvettes, light frigates and support vessels, features the latest gallium nitride (GaN)-based active electronically steered antenna (AESA) technology and is software-defined, thus being a future-proof solution with an extended operational lifetime.
‘Quadome’ features two main operational modes to simplify operator interaction and to reduce operator workload. Surveillance mode is used for general surface and air surveillance while the self-defence mode is employed for high-threat situations and target engagement, with helicopter support continuously available in either mode.
“Quadome operates in C-Band for operationally advantageous reasons, offering the best compromise for small- and medium-sized vessels demanding a high-performance,” said Ryszard Bil, Head of Portfolio Development and Technical Director for Hensoldt’s Radar and Naval Solutions Division.
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