The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, announced on 15 March 2019 that Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, based in Braintree, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $27,978,119 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost contract for the development and production of Next Generation Surface Search Radar
qualification systems (NGSSR).
The Sea Guardian provides multi-mode maritime surface search radar
and a unique identification system.
An IJA technical commission spent many months in Germany in 1940, and their summary reports coupled with Japanese research resulted in the production of the Tachi-6 search radar
in 1942; the more mobile Tachi-7 followed in 1943.
The maritime search radar
comes with an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) mode which can generate high-resolution, two dimensional images of what the sensors pick up using the movement of the object to create the synthetic aperture.
They include search radar
(to find and track incoming aircraft), fire control radar (to target missiles and help guide them to their targets), command module, transporter erector launcher (TEL) unit, and missiles.
All of these systems are tied together using Lockheed Martin's Aegis Combat Management System (CMS) which integrates a range of sensors including the Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-iD(V) S-Band (2.3-2.S/2.7-3.7 Gigahertz/GHz) radar and Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ9B X-band (8.5-10.68GHZ) pulse Doppler horizon search radar
. Finally, the ships' propulsion is provided by twin General Electric Marine gas turbines and a pair of Caterpillar diesel engines in a Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG) arrangement, giving a top speed of over 28 knots (52 kilometres-per-hour).
The proposed Indian Navy S-70B variant will include avionics and flexible open architecture Weapons Management Systems that integrate an advanced sonar, 360 degree search radar
, modern air-to-surface missiles, and torpedoes for the ASW role.
MH17 was flying at an altitude of 32,000 feet at a speed of 500 knots and if it was downed by surface-to-air missiles, then this missile must have speed, acquisition ability, big war head, air search radar
, fire control radar and trained crew.....
USSI's equipment was part of a much larger integrated harbor security system called Harbor Sentinel, which included surface search radar
, thermal imaging cameras and Automated Identification System (AIS) ship tracking information.
Broken wires mean you won't be computing headings or picking up signals from search radar
. Plus you'll have a seat repair bill from stepping on seats.
It is fitted to carry sensors, search radar
, and an advanced communications suite.