Mobile radar systems are key for gaining control over the air activity in combat zones. At the same time, radar positions are also the highest priority target for enemy attacks from the air and ground, by projectiles, artillery and other weapon systems. With the special operational requirements, providing efficient protection to vulnerable radar systems remains a challenge.
The new Ortech Radar Airdome presents a major breakthrough in radar systems blast protection. Combined with conventional solid surface ballistic protection, the Radar Airdome protects the radar antenna from blast while maintaining interference free operation. Airdome creates an electromagnetically transparent and safe space for a fully functional and concealed antenna operation, while absorbing blast of nearby explosions.
Radar Airdome is made of air inflated polyester fabric tubes. A nearby blast creates a temporary deformation on the dome, absorbing most of its destructive potential while radar operation remains intact. Field test conducted in Suffield Laboratory of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) demonstrated resistance to a variety of blast incidents.
Ortech Radar Airdome is delivered with the air system and is pumped for a fully functional dome in a few hours. Dome can be delivered in camouflaged colors according to the deployment environment.