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SOURCE: IDRW.ORG

In a significant boost to the operational capabilities of INS Utkrosh airport, the Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar inaugurated a new Precision Approach Radar (PAR) system on [date]. This advanced technology will play a crucial role in ensuring safe landings and recoveries of military and civilian aircraft, especially during emergencies and challenging weather conditions.

The newly installed DP-RDR-8044 is a state-of-the-art X-band radar designed to provide precise guidance for aircraft landing from their approach distance all the way down to the touchdown point. This system utilizes the latest phased array technology with electronic beam steering capabilities, offering exceptional accuracy and flexibility.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Positional Information: The radar accurately tracks aircraft position in terms of range and deviation from the desired glide path, ensuring safe and controlled landings.
  • Active Scanning Antenna: The system employs an active electronic scanning antenna in both azimuth and elevation axes, providing superior coverage and tracking capabilities.
  • Independent or Integrated Operation: The PAR can function independently or be seamlessly integrated with a Ground Control Approach System (GCA) for comprehensive air traffic management.
  • Critical Situations: This technology proves invaluable in recovering fighter aircraft during bad weather conditions, where precise guidance is essential for safe landing.
  • Modern AMTI Processing: The radar system incorporates modern Airborne Moving Target Indication (AMTI) processing, enhancing target detection and identification capabilities.
  • Touchscreen Display: The processed data is presented on a user-friendly LCD monitor with touchscreen functionality, facilitating intuitive control and decision-making.
  • Built-In Diagnostics: Extensive diagnostics are facilitated by the built-in test equipment (BITE) feature, enabling rapid identification and rectification of potential issues.
  • 24/7 Operation: The radar is designed for round-the-clock operation, ensuring continuous availability and reliability.
  • Modular Design: The modular structure allows for easy maintenance and upgrades, ensuring long-term operational efficiency.
  • Redundancy: The system incorporates complete redundancy, guaranteeing uninterrupted operation even in case of component failures.

The inauguration of the Precision Approach Radar at INS Utkrosh is a welcome development that will undoubtedly enhance the airport’s operational capabilities and contribute to the safety and efficiency of air operations in the region.