THE FIRST SIEMENS PLESSEY Systems AR327 Commander tactical long-range air-defence radar for the Royal Air Force is being tested by the UK Ministry of Defence, following successful factory-acceptance tests. The latest trials are aimed at proving the system's transportability by air or land, its ability to be operated at extremes of temperature and its detection performance against small target aircraft. The AR327 will provide the RAF with a rapid-reaction capability against air threats, including support of tactical aircraft employed in international peacekeeping roles.

Source: Flight International