Blighter Surveillance Systems is to supply a significant number of its A422 anti-UAS radars to support Ukraine in the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Press release, Cambridge, 07 June 2022: Blighter Surveillance Systems, the British designer and manufacturer of phased array radar and surveillance solutions, will supply a significant number of its A422 radars as part of a counter-UAS capability deployed to support Ukrainian forces in the conflict in course with Russia.
The A422 is a military medium range air security radar capable of detecting and reporting air and ground targets up to 20 km away. The radar has unrivaled clutter suppression for near-horizon, urban and coastal operation. The A422 offers moving target detection and machine learning classification to facilitate 180° long-range viewing and is ideally suited for detecting small, slow moving targets. This order follows Blighter’s most recent contract to supply vehicle-mounted tactical radars on an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for a NATO customer in Northern Europe.
The delivery of these radars to Ukraine adds to the UK’s existing contribution to the war effort, ranging from 5,000 NLAWs and anti-tank missiles to Starstreak missiles, body armor, helmets and communications equipment. It’s part of Western allies’ broader military support for Ukraine, sending a variety of defensive weapons to delay Russia’s advances. The first delivery of the radars will take place this month.
Blighter CEO James Long said: “We are proud to be part of the broad package of military support that the UK is providing to Ukrainian forces. The versatility and reliability of Blighter’s A422 radar as part of a widely proven anti-UAS capability is very well suited to sustaining and enhancing Ukrainian battlefield operations.”