Terma expands drone detection capabilities with SCANTER 5000 series radars

By Defence Industry Europe

Terma, a Danish company, has announced the integration of an innovative drone detection capability into its land-based SCANTER 5000 series radars, following the successful implementation of similar technology in its SCANTER 6000 series for naval surveillance in October 2022.


This latest development utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze incoming data with exceptional accuracy, enabling the radar to distinguish drones from other flying objects such as birds and aircraft. The SCANTER 5000 series boasts a remarkable detection range of up to 10 kilometers for 5 kg drones, outperforming most competitors in the market. This capability provides operators with extended response times, significantly enhancing situational awareness and response efficiency.


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The system operates through a meticulous four-step process: Detect, Track, Classify, and Identify. This process ensures the highest level of confidence in the results, offering precision where other solutions have struggled.

Jesper Tolstrup, Chief Specialist, Radar, Products & Programs at Terma, expressed excitement about the release. “We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking add-on, a true game-changer in drone detection technology. With its unparalleled precision, comprehensive data analysis, and impressive range, our counter drone capability sets a new standard for the industry,” he said.



Terma’s drone detection technology is designed for a variety of radar applications, including ports, coastlines, offshore platforms, and critical infrastructure. It is particularly valuable for safeguarding wind farms and maritime oil platforms. The technology can also be deployed in civilian airports for drone detection and bird monitoring, further enhancing safety and security.



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