Terma Unveils Revolutionary Drone Detection Radar Capability

15 January 2024 – Global leader in advanced radar and defense systems, Terma, is proud to introduce its revolutionary drone detection capability designed as an add-on to Terma’s existing radars and features unprecedented drone detection capabilities.

Terma is excited to announce the release of its innovative drone detection capability for yet another radar series, marking a significant leap forward in drone detection technology with a system encompassing a suite of capabilities that redefine the industry with a precision detection that goes beyond conventional radar systems.

In October 2022, Terma launched a similar capability for naval surveillance radars of the SCANTER 6000 series. Now the time has come to augment land-based radars of the SCANTER 5000 series with superb drone detection capability.

Armed with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the radar can comprehensively analyze incoming data in order to detect drones with exceptional accuracy, differentiating between drones and other flying objects e.g. flocks of birds and aircraft.

Offering an astounding detection range of 10 kilometers for 5 kg drones, the SCANTER 5000 series outperform most other products in the market and provides operators with an extended response time, enhancing situational awareness and response capabilities. Notably, the drone detection capability not only determines the direction of the drone or object but also classifies it, empowering operators with invaluable information for informed decision-making.

To consolidate confidence, the counter drone detection capability of the SCANTER 5000 operates seamlessly in a meticulous process divided into four crucial steps: Detect, Track, Classify, and Identify. This ensures the highest level of confidence in the results, leaving no room for uncertainty. Terma’s drone detection stands as a testament to innovation and reliability, delivering results, where many similar solutions have faltered and faced setbacks.

“We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking add-on, a true game-changer in drone detection technology. With its unparalleled precision, comprehensive data analysis, and impressive range, our counter drone capability sets a new standard for the industry. We are proud to offer this cutting-edge solution to our valued customers, enhancing security and safety across a range of applications.” says Jesper Tolstrup, Chief Specialist, Radar, Products & Programs at Terma.

Terma’s drone detection is tailored for a wide range of radar applications, including operators in ports, coastlines, offshore platforms, and critical infrastructure, proving particularly valuable for safeguarding wind farms and maritime oil platforms. Additionally, it can be deployed in civilian airports for drone detection and bird monitoring, enhancing safety and security.

Our drone detection capability for the SCANTER 5000 series radar is proof of our commitment and dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions that redefine the boundaries of what is possible in defense and security technology.

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