BAE touts Artisan radar

March 7, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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LONDON, March 7 (UPI) -- Britain's BAE Systems is touting a radar system capable of detecting an object the size of a tennis ball traveling faster than the speed of sound.

The 3-D radar system is called Artisan and was developed for the British navy's Type 23 frigates.

Already installed on HMS Iron Duke as part of a refit, the Artisan can cut through interference equivalent to 10,000 conflicting mobile phone signals and can simultaneously monitor more than 800 objects at a distance of as much as 124 miles.

"We are playing a key role in helping the fleets of the future evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of the battlespace, creating technology solutions that are quicker, lighter, more resilient and easier to implement than ever before," said Rory Fisher, managing director of BAE Systems Maritime Services.

"We are tremendously excited by the successful installation of Artisan on HMS Iron Duke, which marks a significant milestone in the wider program and we're proud of our continuing partnership with the Royal Navy and the role we are playing in delivering first-class radar performance."

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