Production of Miass mobile radars for airfields of light and regional aviation has been launched by Ruselectronics Holding of Rostec State Corporation.
Prototype tests are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2021, corporate website reports. The project is being implemented by the Polyot radio plant in Chelyabinsk jointly with the Industrial Development Fund, which has allocated a loan of RUR 320 mio ($4.3 mio) under the conversion program.
A key feature of the new radar system is the mode of targeted information exchange with a specific aircraft, which facilitates air traffic control and reduces the likelihood of data transmission errors. Miass radars transmit information about aircraft coordinates to dispatchers around the clock and without the presence of attendants via the primary channel within a radius of at least 100 km and via the secondary channel within a radius of at least 300 km. Another important advantage is the radar’s small size and reduced weight, which simplifies the process of its design, transportation, survey, construction and installation on site.
“The Industrial Development Fund’s investments made it possible to quickly launch serial production of these radars and bring to the market a new product that will significantly increase the safety of air traffic and contribute to the expansion of regional traffic. Also, within the framework of the project, it is planned to modernize the production infrastructure of the enterprise, including measuring and testing equipment”, Alexander Nesterov, Polyot CEO, said.