Echodyne will make substantial enhancements to its counter-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) radars, adding a new radar for international markets, a new product for special operations-type applications, a ruggedized radome, and continuing improvements in software and performance.
These product developments represent significant advancements to its breakthrough MESA radar technology.
Amongst these new products and improvements comes the EchoGuard International. The new EchoGuard radar has RoHS3 construction and is compliant with CE Radio Equipment Directive compliance for EU customers, per Type Examination Certificate per 2014/53/EU Radio Equipment directive.
A new variant of the MESA technology in EchoGuard expands spectrum use to 24.05-24.25 GHz, and an improved, ruggedized radome is designed to withstand 1.5 joules of impact energy without altering the radar’s form factor.
To match customer demand for a lightweight system, the new Lightweight Deployment Kit (LDK) for EchoGuard is designed to fit 10 hours of Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) activity, including radar, computer, and batteries, into a military backpack weighing less than 20 lbs.
Customer demand also called for development of a new waveform designed to detect and track very slow movement at distances greater than 1.5 miles.
The company has significantly upgraded its radar user interface with extended product line support and faster field deployment for greater ease of use and functionality. All Echodyne radars are software-defined, and this new update includes enhanced stability and greater ease of use and functionality.
“We continue to find excellent customer traction for our high-performance radars and are excited to add these new products and enhancements to the EchoGuard family,” said Eben Frankenberg, CEO of Echodyne.
“Our breakthrough radars are now embedded in advanced situational awareness and weapons systems, force protection, base and asset 3D perimeter surveillance, and critical infrastructure security.
“We are scaling our business to not only meet demand but to become the leading radar manufacturer for a range of current and future defense and security applications. There is a lot more to come and we’re excited about our next phase.”
With customers in defense, national security, and critical infrastructure protection, Echodyne radars are designed for counter-UAS, border security, and base and perimeter 3D surveillance solutions.