ground surveillance radar


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ground surveillance radar

[′grau̇nd sər‚vā·ləns ‚rā‚där]
(engineering)
A surveillance radar operated at a fixed point on the earth's surface for observation and control of the position of aircraft or other vehicles in the vicinity.
A radar system capable of detecting objects on the ground from points on the ground.
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Caption: US Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems--Combined (BETSS-C) programme's force protection system comes with a DRS MSTAR V6 ground surveillance radar. (DRS Technologies)
The latter are centred on a command and control module which collects and fuses data from a variety of systems, including day/night cameras, electro-optical and all-weather ground surveillance radars, unattended ground sensors, in addition to air platforms such as aerostats and unmanned air systems to provide a sufficiently accurate plot for indirect or direct fire target solutions, avoiding the risk of collateral damage.
As for ground surveillance radars, numerous options are available.
When combined with lightweight ground surveillance radars, thermal imaging systems make it almost impossible for an opponent to use the night or bad weather as a shield.
Some manufacturers offer small ground surveillance radars specifically designed for anti-intruder operations.
Carni continued, providing its small, stabilised uncooled cameras for use with lightweight, soldier-portable radars to enable identification of targets that ground surveillance radars can detect; cameras the company originally developed for use with small UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Interior has facilitated deployment of ground surveillance radars at important locations of Pak-Afghan border to detect human movement and check reported infiltration of terrorists into Pakistan.
The paramilitary Pakistan Rangers spent Rs 82.5 million on purchasing a helicopter for use in Punjab province and Rs 1.387 billion for acquiring 37 ground surveillance radars for use in Karachi.
They comprised Blighter Surveillance Systems (a manufacturer of ground surveillance radars), Chess Dynamics (a producer of optronic surveillance systems) and Enterprise Control Systems, a specialist in jamming technology.
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