Blighter Unveils Lower Cost E-scan Doppler Radar for Airports and Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • New entry level Blighter B400 radar delivers all the benefits of a solid-state e-scan radar: exceptional detection (man at 4 km), day/night all weather operation, low manning levels, zero maintenance, low installation costs, lower through life costs and lower false alarm rates – all at a lower price per km² than any other ground radar
  • BlighterView software optimised for perimeter security with control of multiple radar and cameras (auto slew-to-cue), alert and exclusion zones and easy integration with standard video management systems due to ONVIF compliance
  • Blighter to showcase new product on stand S4-154 at the DSEI Show, the world’s leading defence and security event, at the ExCeL Centre, London, 12-15 September 2017

New Lower Cost Blighter B400 Series Radar at Petrochemical PlantCambridge, UK, September 5, 2017 - Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has introduced a lower cost, entry level version of its Blighter B400 Series Doppler ground surveillance radar aimed specifically at airports and critical infrastructure sites such as oil/gas facilities, power stations or even palaces.

The new version of the radar delivers all the benefits of a solid-state e-scan Doppler radar - including exceptional detection (man at 4 km), day/night operation in all weather and light conditions, low manning levels, zero maintenance, low installation costs, lower through life costs and lower false alarm rates – at a lower price per km² than any other ground radar.

The BlighterView HMI 2 software has also been optimised for perimeter security allowing control over multiple radar and cameras (automatic slew-to-cue) and sophisticated alert and exclusion zones to be created. Blighter engineers have also enhanced BlighterView to allow easy integration with standard video management systems (VMS) with ONVIF compliance.

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: “Our engineers have optimised the design of the new radar, the processing chain and the control software to better meet the needs of our critical infrastructure customers. We have re-engineered the Blighter B400 radar to get to a price point that is attractive to this market and that will deliver improved detection at a lower cost compared with CCTV, thermal imaging systems and low cost, short range mechanically scanned radars.”

The solid-state Blighter passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar detects small and slow-moving targets - even in cluttered environments - due to the radar’s coactive frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) Doppler fast-scan processing.

“Our radar’s PESA technology and wide elevation beams are a big advantage for critical infrastructure sites,” added Mark Radford, “as it allows the radars to be mounted on top of existing site buildings - for ease of connection to readily available sources of power and network connectivity, while still giving clear line-of-sight to the perimeter and maintaining the full integrity of the radar coverage zone.”

Blighter B400 radars are already in use at many critical infrastructure sites including several major international airports in Europe, United States, South America and Africa. In the UK, a Blighter radar/camera surveillance system already forms part of the perimeter security solution at Heathrow airport.

A typical Blighter airport/critical infrastructure site configuration consists of the new Blighter B400 Series radar (90 or 180-degree scanning with detection ranges of 2 km, 5 km and 8 km), BlighterView HMI software, and slew-to-cue PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance camera systems.

Blighter Surveillance Systems will showcase the Blighter B400 series radar and other products on stand S4-154 at the DSEI Show, the world’s leading defence and security event, at the ExCeL Centre, London, 12-15 September 2017.

For more information about the new Blighter B400 radar please visit www.blighter.com, telephone +44 1223 491122 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Photography to accompany this press release is available via the links below:

New Lower Cost B400 Series Radar at Petrochemical Plant - High Resolution
New Lower Cost B400 Series Radar at Airport - High Resolution

About Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com)

Blighter Surveillance Systems is a world leading designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions. Its maintenance free solid state micro Doppler radars are deployed in 33 countries to deliver round the clock all-weather protection along borders, for coastal facilities, at military bases, and to guard critical national infrastructure such as airports, oil and gas facilities and palaces. The radar products include the Blighter B400 series for ground surveillance, the Blighter C400 series for coastal security, the Blighter B202 Mk 2 man-portable radar system for rapid, mobile deployment and the Blighter Revolution 360 radar system for vehicle mounted solutions. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd. is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.

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