OIS Advanced Technology (OIS-AT) an Indian company, announced that work is well underway in the development of Foliage Penetrating radar based on SAR - Synthetic Aperture Technology to meet Homeland Security requirements in India. This radar will also be able to identify mines or IEDs just below the ground surface. Target prototype availability will be in eighteen months. OIS-AT has the ownership of the intellectual property. Once available it will be sold to authorized users domestically and globally. OIS-AT plans include variants for manned and unmanned fixed wing aircraft.
"We are pleased to share with the industry that we are well underway in our design and development of our Foliage Penetrating Radar products. We are working hard to address this import requirement of the Homeland Security market", said Sanjay Bhandari, Chairman and Managing Director, OIS Advanced Technology.
An aircraft or a UAV mounted with an OIS-AT Foliage Penetrating Radar would be able to fly at an altitude of 1,500 to 4,500 meters above ground level, providing a swath of 2.5-7.5 km. The standard operating altitude is 3,000 meters with a ground swath of 2.5 km. The altitude and ground swath can be chosen in flight, depending on terrain and mission objectives.
Source: OIS Advanced Technology
Date: Feb 5, 2014