New 3D Surveillance Radar for Offshore Patrol Vessels

Operating in X-band and implementing Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) technology in elevation, Israel Aerospace Industries’ STAR-X 3D radar performs 3D simultaneous surface and air surveillance By DA Reporter / 02 Aug 2022
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled the STAR-X 3D multi-mission naval radar, designed for Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and other small vessels.

Operating in X-band and implementing Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) technology in elevation, the STAR-X 3D radar performs 3D simultaneous surface and air surveillance, offering superior detection, tracking and classification capabilities of surface vessels as well as aerial threats 

Designed for performing critical missions in Exclusive Economic Zones (EZZ) and beyond, the advanced radar enhances a combat ship’s Situational Awareness Picture (SAP) with short to medium range coverage and high-resolution capability. 

The radar employs solid-state transmit modules to achieve a compact lightweight design that adheres to Size, Weight and Power (SWaP). STAR-X can seamlessly integrate to the vessel’s Combat Management System (CMS) and air defense system. It can also serve as the secondary search radar for larger naval vessels.

Key features:

  • 3D simultaneous air and surface surveillance with fast target alert, Digital Beam Forming in elevation
  • Configurable software-defined radar adaptable for emerging future threats
  • Advanced ECCM
  • Integrated IFF (includes interrogator and antenna)
  • Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) capabilities
  • GaN (Gallium-Nitride) Solid-state transmitters
  • High reliability with graceful performance degradation – Tx/Rx independent channels
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