THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENSE PAYS A VISIT TO PIT-RADWAR S.A.
On June 8 this year, the Laboratory for Testing Antennas and Electromagnetic Compatibility in an anechoic chamber was officially opened as part of the investment project implemented by PIT-RADWAR S.A.
The official inauguration of the Laboratory was made by Antoni Macierewicz, the Minister of National Defence. Among the guests, were representatives of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, among others, including Stefan Mordacz, Brig. Gen. - Head of the Air and Missile Defence Board - Deputy Inspector of the Armed Services and Sławomir Kowalski, Brig. Gen. - Inspector of the Armed Services, Members of the Management Board of the Polish Armaments Group and representatives of local authorities.
During the visit to the Company, the Minister also watched the components of the Coastal Missile Squadron of the Polish Navy, radar stations: the BYSTRA deployable mobile radar station, the WARTA mobile 3D radar station, the PET / PCL multistatic passive surveillance system and P-18 active long-range radar, firing assets: the POPRAD self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system, anti-aircraft artillery battery components with 35 mm guns, AG-35 towed 35 mm cannon and fire control vehicle with optoelectronic head WG-35, as well as the SAJNA project, IFF systems and command support systems.
Installing a test stand for antennas and electromagnetic compatibility in the anechoic chamber is a new and unique investment. Such test stands allow measurements to be made with a greater accuracy, which will help to eliminate measurement errors resulting, inter alia, from variable atmospheric conditions occurring in field tests. According to the project, within 18 months on the Company's premises in Kobyłka, two independent anechoic chambers were installed together with complete equipment for testing all types of antennas and measuring electromagnetic compatibility of very large and heavy objects (e.g. whole radar stations, tanks, etc.). The first one will be used to measure antennas with the use of Compact Range mirror with geometric dimensions of 4 x 4 m and a weight of up to 3 tonnes. The second one will be used for testing electromagnetic compatibility of very bulky objects and vehicles with a weight of up to 40 tonnes (e.g. radar stations, tanks, etc.) and for measuring antennas in a close zone, with a weight of up to 10 tonnes and overall dimensions of 6 x 6 m.