Cambridge, UK, December 18, 2015 – Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has won the coveted Battlespace Businessman of the Year award for 2015. Battlespace C4ISTAR Technologies magazine is a leading international defence industry publication.
Receiving the award at a special reception held at Chepstow Racecourse, Mark Radford, said: “It is an honour to receive this award as it recognises the enormous hard work of our dedicated team of engineering and support staff and their contribution to our ongoing success.
“Our radars are deployed in over 20 different countries and used by the British Army for force protection, and in numerous asset protection and border security applications, including monitoring the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).”
Battlespace publisher, Julian Nettlefold, said: “This is the eleventh year of our awards and we are thrilled that Mark has been nominated by our readers as the Battlespace Businessman of the Year for 2015. He joins a select group that includes some of the outstanding leaders in the global defence industry.”
Mark has worked in radar for his entire career. He was first sponsored by GEC Marconi Radar and Defence Systems, now a division of BAE Systems in Chelmsford. He began his career as a digital signal processing engineer using the earliest 68000 and Bit-slice processing technology and found his roots in radar technology to be invaluable for his role as CEO at Blighter Surveillance Systems.
The patented Blighter e-scan Doppler radar delivers a 24/7 all-weather persistent surveillance capability. It can detect a walking person at 11km (6.8 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 25km (15.5 miles) and then cue a camera system to follow and identify targets. The Blighter radar has recently been enhanced to detect small consumer drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and has been integrated into the world’s first Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) capable of detecting, tracking and disrupting drones at ranges up to 8km (5 miles).
Blighter Surveillance Systems delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter radars plus cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Its 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.
Media photo shows (left to right): David Beatty, Thales UK (2014 winner) with Mark Radford (this year’s winner in the centre) and Julian Nettlefold (Battlespace publisher):
About Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com)
Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is an independent electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider. It delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter e-scan radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronically Scanned 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 Ltd is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.
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