DRDO develops low-level radar for mountains

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  1. Twinblade

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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130826/nation.htm#15

    The radar being talked about here is Bharani Low Level Lightweight Radar (LLLR). It is a 2D L-Band radar that will fill gaps in areas without Radar coverage. The 3D LLR is known as Aslesha. 21 Aslesha and 46 Bharani radars would be delivered to the IAF by 2016.
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    About Bharani Radar:-
    http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/2013/TF_April_2013_WEB.pdf

    The Bharani radar had passed trials last year and was approved for production.
     
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    The above radar - LLLR is the Bharani. This has been developed for the Army by LRDE in partnership with BEL who is the manufacturer. It is a 2D system - provides bearing and velocity, but not height. Its a man portable system, to be deployed in mountainous terrain etc and to be used against mostly low flying aircraft attempting to use the valleys and terrain features to catch the Army by surprise. The radar has cleared trials and is under order by the Army, with 16 radars.

    The Aslesha (LRDE of the DRDO names its radars after nakshatra) is the 3D "version" of the Bharani. In reality though, while some subsystems are common, its a pretty different system, and is classified as a LLLWR by the IAF. 21 of these are on order by the Indian Air Force. Refer:

    2012: Radar Power
    Radar power
    Range of Radars (2009)
    Range of radars
    Indian Eye in the Sky (2012)
    Indian eye in the sky

    The LRDE is also developing newer variants of the radars mentioned above. Particular projects of note in the coming years will be the AESA versions of the LLTR and the Medium Power Radar. While the former will take over from Rohini, the latter will replace the Israeli imports with a local radar. The IAF has indented for 15 Israeli and 8 Indian MPR so far.

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    Good development , DRDO should be given free hand by MOD to use Indian PVT industry to the Max this will help our defence industry to grow many fold

    but is there a sensible defence minister coming next is the big question:tsk:
     
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    Is this type of radar operated by signal or military intelligence specialists in the Indian Army?
     
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    Are they more useful against helicopters?
     
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    In that specific terrain ( Mountain ) they are useful against helicopters to fighter jets flying low to escape long range radars ..

     
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    While we are on the topic, what is the level of networking of the long range radars in general?
    We can get a pretty impressive view and coverage if we are able to network these low level radars also into such a system.
     
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    all the civilian and military radar data are network into one to get bigger picture.
     
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    Any public source on that?
     
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    Livefist: IAF's AFNET NCW Backbone Goes Live Next Week
     
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    There is a net-centric system operational within IA ..

    I cannot say about specifics, but in general its Command, Communication Intelligence is basic in any sector ..

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    @W.G.Ewald Sir, Its Signal corps duty ..

     
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    ISDN in mountains??? I wonder if that is a wise idea, would these radar's would be networked by satellite as well?
     
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    GK i had talk with guys who have made this, he said this is for remote area, just put it on top of mountain then it will cover radar black out area.

    It will fill gap that will make difficult for PAF and PLAAF to get into India undetected.
     
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