Blighter E-scan Radars Selected by Unlimited Technology to Secure Perimeter of Middle Eastern Air Base

  • Blighter’s B400 Series PESA e-scan Doppler radars to be integrated with a long range illuminated camera system for day and night operation
  • Blighter to demonstrate Blighter Guardian at IDEX 2015 (Stand 05-C16), 22 to 26 February 2015, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE

Cambridge, UK, February 20, 2015 – Blighter Surveillance Systems (, a British electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider,has been selected to supply its Blighter B400 Series e-scan radars to secure the perimeter of a strategic air base in the Middle East. The contract was awarded to Blighter by Unlimited Technology, Inc., a security market systems integrator based in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. The contract value was not disclosed.

The Blighter passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radars will form part of an integrated perimeter security system at the Middle Eastern air base and this will include a long range illuminated camera system for day and night operation. Blighter will also supply its BlighterTrack multi hypothesis software-based radar target tracker and its BlighterView HMI 2 control system to display the radars and to cue the camera systems. This configuration is known as Blighter Guardian. A ‘Sensor Node’ from Unlimited Technology will integrate the complete sensor suite and control electronics into a comprehensive ‘plug and play’ package for ease of installation by the local integrator.

Brent Franklin, president, Unlimited Technology, Inc., said: “We needed a field-proven robust and reliable e-scan radar system for a strategic airbase security solution in the Middle East. It was vital that the solution was maintenance free and offered 24-hour all-weather capability, low false alarm rates and had the range to look beyond the perimeter to provide the early target detection that our customer required. Blighter was able to meet our needs in full and demonstrate similar successful deployments – for example, by the British Army for forward operating base security and by the Koreans along the demilitarised zone (DMZ).”

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: “We are delighted to see yet another military air base adopt our Blighter surveillance solution. Our solid state PESA electronic scanning radar technology has no mechanical moving parts to wear out or to get contaminated by sand or dust and therefore it’s ideal for the dusty and arid conditions found in the Middle East. Importantly, our radar is also visually covert and virtually maintenance free.”

Blighter Guardian is designed for securing airbase perimeters and forward operation bases (FOBs) and provides a 24/7 all-weather persistent surveillance capability in the toughest of conditions. Blighter Guardian 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. The radar can detect a walking person at 11km (6.8 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 25km (15.5 miles) and then cue the camera system to follow and identify targets.

A typical Blighter airbase or FOB configuration consists of the Blighter B400 Series PESA radar, BlighterTrack software, and slew-to-cue PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance system. The BlighterView HMI 2 control software displays and records all the elements including additional sensors such as a perimeter intruder detection system (PIDS).

Blighter’s ITAR-free systems are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets in area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as airports, coastal surveillance, and in military applications.

For more information about the integrated Blighter perimeter security radar and camera solution or other products from Blighter Surveillance Systems, please visit, telephone +44 1223 491122 or email [email protected].

Blighter will be demonstrating its Blighter Guardian and other surveillance solutions at The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2015), at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, (Stand 05-C16), from 22 to 26 February 2015.

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

Blighter Guardian – Blighter B400 Series radar and camera for military or airbase and FOB protection

About Unlimited Technology, Inc. (

Unlimited Technology, Inc., the 2014 SDM Security System Integrator of the Year, provides cost-effective and technologically advanced security solutions to best fit an organization’s needs. Unlimited Technology aligns product offering to only the most trusted names in the industry providing the most reliable Access Control, CCTV, Alarm and Perimeter Intrusion solutions in the industry. Unlimited Technology technicians and certified contractors are fully trained and able to respond globally to your installation and service needs.

About Blighter Surveillance Systems (

Blighter Surveillance Systems is an electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider delivering an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter electronic-scanning radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology – utilising digital beamforming (DBF) on transmit and receive – with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership. Products are manufactured under a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified management system. Blighter Surveillance Systems is a Plextek Group company, a leading British design house and technology innovator, and is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.

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Martin Brooke (for Blighter)
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Nick Booth
Blighter Surveillance Systems
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Email: Nick Booth