The OPTIMARE Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) is a cloud-penetrating imaging X-band radar for day & night airborne maritime surveillance. SLAR has been the standard and prime technique for airborne oil spill surveillance since several decades. The lightweight OPTIMARE SLAR with its outstanding performance and its unique ultra-thin antennas maintains a superior position and is the SLAR solution of choice for a modern airborne maritime surveillance system.
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Handout OPTIMARE SLAR
- Long-range detection of oil spills
- Detection of maritime targets
- Surveillance of fishing activities
- Detection & mapping of speed boat wakes
The SLAR's well-proven imaging capabilities are ideally suited to support situational awareness. Further, SLAR is often used to complement the discrete target information provided by search radars, automatic identification systems and direction finders.