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Turkey’s Ratinar AESA Radar Ready for Operation

Retinar AESA, the new member of the Retinar Ground Surveillance Radars Product Family developed by Meteksan Defence, which has achieved significant success both in Turkey and abroad, will be exhibited for the first time at the IDEF 2023 Exhibition to be held on July 25-28, 2023.

Retinar AESA will add great power to our security units with the following features:

  • New generation active electronic scanning and MIMO structure,
  • 90 x 90 degree coverage with a single radar panel,
  • Hemispherical (90 x 360 degrees) coverage with the use of quad radar panels,
  • Ability to detect air and ground targets simultaneously at long ranges with an expanded target set,
  • Increased tracking performance with high update frequency,
  • High-performance target classification with low speed sensitivity,
  • 3D (3 dimensional) high resolution radar imaging capability and
  • Protection from weather conditions due to operating frequency

Retinar AESA will be able to detect and track not only mini/micro UAVs (drones) but also Kamikaze UAVs and Tactical UAVs.

Thanks to its design and low power consumption, this advanced radar system can be used not only for stationary protection of critical facilities and borders, but also on moving vehicles with vehicle integration. With its ability to operate on the move, Retinar AESA will be a force multiplier for our security units as a critical system in convoy / VIP protection missions.

─░zzet Adil BAKTIR, Vice-President of Meteksan Defence Radar Systems, said that Retinar AESA was specially designed according to the needs of armed forces against new generation threats, and emphasized the following: “We are proud to have brought the AESA technology, which has been talked about for a long time in our country, to the Retinar family in a short time with an outstanding engineering work. We have developed Retinar AESA with MIMO technology, which is capable of detecting Kamikaze UAVs, which have been much talked about recently. We are creating this new product as an advanced technology product that differs from similar radar systems in the world with its increased update frequency and thus tracking performance, the ability to detect and track both air and land targets at the same time, high classification success achieved as a result of low-speed target sensitivity, operation while moving and dome-shaped hemispherical coverage features. We are looking forward to the Retinar AESA’s deployment in the field and to the Retinar family adding new achievements to its successes.”

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.

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