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OIS-AT readies 3D bird radar for commercial launch

3D avian system has a detection range of 11 km for a large bird and 6 km for a small bird

BS Reporter 

OIS Advanced Technologies (OIS-AT), a part of New Delhi-based OIS Group, is currently in the process of commercialising what it claims to be the world’s first true 3D avian (bird) detection radar system, said director Bimal Sareen.

“The system has already gone through trial runs with the Indian Airforce. We are now awaiting bids to be called for by the latter, even as we are receiving enquires by airport authorities from other countries,” he told mediapersons at India Aviation 2014 here.

Developed, designed and manufactured by OIS-AT, the 3D avian system has a detection range of 11 kilometre for a large bird and six kilometre for a small bird.

Unlike 2D radars, the new system provides all the information essential to flight safety officials and air traffic controllers like simultaneous altitude, position and vector of the birds over the entire airport airspace.

The OIS Group announced a strategic partnership between its newly-launched company OIS AeroSpace, which will primarily undertake aircraft and components manufacturing, aircraft maintenance and upgradation, and Magnaghi Aeronautica of Italy.

“Under the partnership, we intend to market and sell Magnaghi Aeronautica’s Sky Arrow ultra-light high-wing aircraft in the Indian market,” Sareen said, adding that a strategic alliance with Gemilli, also from Italy, was in place, for introducing the latter’s noise-control and self-protecting technologies in India.

First Published: Wed, March 12 2014. 20:26 IST