Gamekeeper holographic radar developed by Aveillant, a Thales company, will be part of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), which takes place at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire from 13-15 July, to track all the high-speed manoeuvring jets taking part in flight demonstrations.
Gamekeeper radar, designed primarily to detect and track small unmanned air vehicles (drones), also has the capacity to detect and track the aerobatic performances of fast jets, giving full 3D location, speed and heading.
Andy Armstrong, CEO of the RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, organisers of RIAT, said: “We’re delighted to give Aveillant the opportunity to demonstrate the performance of their radar at this great show, whose displays are amongst the very best in the world."
Commenting on the deployment, Aveillant CEO Dominic Walker said: “It is a honor to be working at RIAT with the RAF Charitable Trust, particularly this year as the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary. We are used to detecting one type of difficult target – very small drones – but fast, agile jets is a different kind of problem. Fortunately it is one that, with the right processing parameters in place, the radar manages very well”.