Hughes Aircraft has teamed with German company Traffic 2000 to market the Hughes Integrated Surveillance and Reconnaissance System (HISAR) for applications in ground surveillance and environmental monitoring in Europe.

The synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) was demonstrated in Germany in July during a sales tour with a HISAR-equipped Raytheon Beech King Air 200. Hughes says that more than 20h flying over Germany demonstrated the HISAR's ability to monitor road traffic on autobahns and detect oil spills on open seas.

The HISAR radar has four modes: wide-area moving-target indication (MTI); combined SAR/MTI strip mode, with 6m resolution; SAR spot mode, with 2m resolution, and sea-surveillance mode.

Hughes is offering the HISAR with complementary electro-optical and infra-red sensors suitable for missions ranging from remote sensing to border surveillance.

Source: Flight International