The ARS-880 Maritime Patrol Aircraft Radar has been developed for use in:
- airborne search and rescue (SAR) and support of maritime rescue missions,
- aerial reconnaissance and patrolling,
- support of customs and economic zone protection,
- surveillance and protection of fisheries,
- control of illegal immigration and terrorist threats,
- operations against surface vessels,
- natural disaster rescue and recovery support,
- sea pollution and oil slicks detection.
The ARS-800 radar is used in maritime patrol aircrafts as a stand-alone sensor or a basic component of a multi-sensor recognition system.
The color TFT display image indicates:
- contact heading,
- contact distance,
- contact bearing (relative, true, North),
- bearing between contacts (North reference),
- speed relative to ground reference,
- geographical position.
The image can show analog video input (contacts and coastline) and synthetic indicators (plots, routes, maps, heading markers) separately or in a variety of composite modes.
The onboard navigation system provides the radar with geographical position of the aircraft, its speed vector, altitude, heading, pitch and roll.
The radar can operate stand-alone or co-operate with a dedicated communication system to transmit the contact data to a coastal or shipborne command posts.
ARS-800 - advantages
- high immunity against jamming
Synthetic Aperture Radar mode to create synthetic map of the coast