Blighter Surveillance Systems


Blighter Surveillance Systems is a British electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider. It delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter electronic-scanning radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions.


Blighter radar solutions are used at Heathrow and other international airports, by the British Army for force protection, and in numerous asset protection and border security applications, including monitoring the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).


Blighter radars combine patented solid-state passive electronically scanned array (PESA) technology - utilising digital beamforming (DBF) on transmit and receive - with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership.


PESA technology

The Blighter radar was the first commercial electronic-scanning ground surveillance radar on the market and its modular solid state design - uniquely low power due to the PESA technology - continues to give Blighter the edge over other e-scan radars.


Unlike traditional active electronically scanned array (AESA) antennas, which use multiple power-hungry power and phase control elements, Blighter's unique PESA units require just one efficient transmitter and one receiver unit per radar unit.


Due to this compact and simple architecture, Blighter uses e-scan modules on both the transmit and receive paths resulting in exceptionally low side lobe levels, which allows it to operate in complex and cluttered environments without detecting phantom targets from large targets outside of the radar beam.


Coactive Doppler fast-scan capability

The Blighter radar allows both fast scanning simultaneous with Doppler velocity filtering using its 'Coactive Doppler fast-scan' capability. Traditional non-Doppler radar can scan fast, whereas traditional Doppler radars rotate slowly. Blighter achieves the best of both capabilities.

Key markets

Blighter ITAR-free PESA radars are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets, area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as airports, coastal surveillance, and in military applications.


The Blighter product family

There are several products in the Blighter radar family:



  • the B400 series radars are for long range (0-2, 5, 8, 16 or 32km), fixed or mobile installations on towers, buildings or other pieces of fixed infrastructure. The B400 series radar is a modular design allowing from 90° of electronic scanning on the B402 up to a full 360° on a B442 radar.
  • the B202 Mk 2 is a medium range (0-8km), lightweight, man-portable and/or vehicle-mobile radar capable of electronically scanning 90°.
  • the B303 is a medium range (0-8km) compact mobile radar suited to mounting on a mast on vehicles or trailers. The 180° electronic scanning of the B303 provides a cost effective 360° solution using just two units back-to-back
  • Blighter Revolution 360 radar is a low-cost, lightweight vehicle-mobile radar for use on vehicle masts and trailer masts. Uses a single B400 series radar unit. Option with integrated electro-optic system is called Blighter Scout.

> Index
     > Security Equipment & Systems
          > Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems
               > Tracking Systems
               > Surveillance - Remote
               > Surveillance - Maritime
               > Surveillance - Ground_Based
               > Radar - Ground Based
               > Radar - Coastal
          > Sensors
          > Port Security Systems
          > Perimeter Security
          > Critical Infrastructure Protection
          > Counter-Drone Systems
          > Building Security
          > Border Security
          > Airport Security Systems

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September 2017

Blighter Surveillance Systems 5th September 2017

Blighter Unveils Lower Cost E-scan Doppler Radar for Airports and Critical Infrastructure Protection    Blighter Surveillance Systems has [more]

June 2017

Blighter Surveillance Systems 21st June 2017

Spanish Defence Ministry Selects AUDS System to Detect and Neutralise UAVs/Drones   The Spanish Defence Ministry (Ministerio de Defensa) has se[more]

February 2017

Blighter Surveillance Systems 16th February 2017

Blighter Unveils Man Portable Radar/Camera System for Rapid Deployment and Covert Operation    Blighter Surveillance Systems has unveiled [more]

Blighter Surveillance Systems 2nd February 2017

AUDS Counter-drone System First to Achieve TRL-9 Status Following Successful Deployment with U.S. Forces The AUDS counter-UAS defence system &e[more]

November 2016

Blighter Surveillance Systems 30th November 2016

Blighter Surveillance Systems unveils the Blighter® C400 series coastal security radar The Blighter C400 series is a modular, solid-state non-ro[more]

October 2015

Blighter Surveillance Systems 6th October 2015

Blighter Surveillance Systems has won a contract (it's first in South America) from Paraguay's National Civil Aviation Administration (D[more]

September 2015

Blighter Surveillance Systems 8th September 2015

World's First Fully Integrated Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) Now Features Quad Band RF Inhibitor and Optical Disruptor The world's first fully int[more]

July 2015

Blighter Surveillance Systems 2nd July 2015

Airport Security White Paper by Mark Radford, CEO - Blighter Surveillance Systems Introduction With the continued targeting of aviation [more]

May 2015

Blighter Surveillance Systems 19th May 2015

Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) Unveiled by Trio of British Technology Companies A trio of British technology companies comprising Blighter Surveil[more]

February 2015

Blighter Surveillance Systems 20th February 2015

Blighter Radars Selected by Unlimited Technology to Secure Perimeter of Middle Eastern Air Base Blighter Surveillance Systems (, a[more]

Blighter Surveillance Systems 12th February 2015

Blighter Appoints Peter Hanlon to Boost Airport Sales of E-scan Doppler Radar/Camera Solution Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British (Great Chest[more]

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Blighter Surveillance Systems

London Road
Great Chesterford
CB10 1NY
United Kingdom
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