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Eyes On The Skies: Ground-Based Air Surveillance Developments

Thomas Withington provides this overview of the key technological developments in the field of ground-based air surveillance radars, with a look at emerging threats and the latest national programmes receiving new military investment. Military Radar 2016 will assess the capabilities available in the coming years and offer vital insight to military operators.

Thinking Big in Radar, Outpacing the Threat with NORAD HQ

“Working with the customer is essential. Through customers, industry can evaluate what is needed and develop products to meet customer’s  expectations.” 

The customers in question? The world’s militaries. Brian Lihani is the Chief of the Radar Warning Branch at NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) HQ,  a binational and combined organisation co-led by the United States and Canada. The NORAD Agreement establishes three primary missions for NORAD: they are Aerospace Warning, Aerospace Control, and Maritime Warning for North America.

In this article, Defence IQ speaks with Brian Lihani in order to explain how a “system-of-systems” approach to radar development is helping NORAD to patrol the skies and "outpace the threat".