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IMSAR Launches the New Extended Range Imaging Radar

IMSAR is extending its line of world-class miniaturized synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems to include a latest extended range version enhanced for higher altitude, faster aircraft, which are manned as well as unmanned.


SAR is an important addition to any intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) strategy as SAR has the ability to see through atmospheric obscurations. Thanks to a much smaller size, weight and power (SWaP) footprint, IMSAR's SAR systems offer this ability on smaller platforms than possible earlier, much smaller. The capability and power of SAR is presently more available than ever before.

The 'ER' in the name stands for 'extended range.' The NSP-5 ER exploits the novel functionality of IMSAR's NSP-5 product line into an extended range high-resolution imager. Besides being larger than the rest of the NSP-5 line, NSP-5 ER maintains a SWaP and cost footprint that is the least of its class.

Customers are looking for a fully capable radar that has minimal impact on aircraft performance and on their wallet.

Michael Duersch, CTO, IMSAR

IMSAR's NSP-5 is utilized by branches of the US military, and has proven to be an effective and robust multi-mode radar system. The NSP-5 continuously offers moving target indication, high-resolution imaging and change detection abilities for the smaller manned and unmanned aircraft that fly at lower altitudes and speeds. Building on this success, the NSP-5 ER is engineered and weatherized to deal with more power for higher-altitude imaging on faster, larger aircraft like the Grey Eagle, Caravan, PC-12, and King Air; effectively offering these manned airborne platforms with ISR capabilities that were not available to some customers previously.

IMSAR is exhibiting with full models of the NSP-5 ER and NSP-5 Ku products in Washington, DC at AUSA, booth 7943.

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