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Brazilian Navy equips itself with 370 km radar and joins technological powers such as the USA, Russia and China!

Written by Valdemar Medeiros
Published 15/06/2024 às 07:39
Brazilian Navy equips itself with 370 km radar and joins technological powers such as the USA, Russia and China!
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The Brazilian Navy's new radar has cutting-edge technology and can detect ships 370 km away. Country joins powers like the USA, Russia and China, check out all the details!

The Brazilian company IACIT and the Brazilian Navy recently signed a contract to supply data from the Radar Além do Horizonte – OTH 0100, installed at the Farol do Albardão site, in Rio Grande do Sul. The agreement for the new Navy radar, celebrated at the headquarters of the Directorate -General of Brazilian Navy Material (DGMM), in Rio de Janeiro, represents a strategic technological advance for the protection and defense of the Blue Amazon.

New Brazilian Navy radar has the capacity to reach 370 km

The contract was signed by Vice Admiral (EN) Celso Mizutani Koga, Director of Navy Program Management (DGePM), and the president of IACIT, Luiz Teixeira. The ceremony was attended by Squadron Admiral Edgar Luiz Siqueira Barbosa, Director General of Navy Material (DGMM), Captain of Sea and War (EN) Josmar Carreiro Freitas, Technical Advisor for Technological and Industrial Compensation, and the Deputy -Admiral Paulo José Rodrigues de Carvalho.

Developed by IACIT, the Brazilian Navy's new radar is an advanced maritime surveillance system whose main feature is the ability to monitor large oceanic expanses, reaching up to 200 nautical miles (about 370 km) into the sea.

In addition to threats to the country's sovereignty, the radar contributes to combating illegal activities such as human trafficking, smuggling, drug trafficking, predatory fishing and clandestine extraction of natural resources, among other illegal activities. 

The data collected by the Brazilian Navy's new radar goes through complex processing networks, which, through algorithms and artificial intelligence, can indicate the behavior of the monitored target, providing a consistent analysis of the degree of threat to decision makers.

After all, how does the Brazilian Navy's new radar work??

IACIT's OTH 0100 radar has an antenna that emits high-frequency electromagnetic waves, which propagate along the sea surface and follow the curvature of the globe. The radar beam is emitted and then reflected back to the vessel.

It is picked up back by receiving antennas installed in the shape of a circle. The Brazilian Navy's new radar system analyzes the signal, suppressing different interferences found in the high frequency band, and identifies the vessel.

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According to the president of IACIT, Luiz Teixeira, today the company begins to contribute to the surveillance of territorial waters through the Brazilian Navy. There is confidence that it will achieve the goal of bringing technological autonomy to Brazil in this radar segment.

Teixeira also states that the company has technologies to, with the support of its forces and incentives for RD&I, have a country with the capacity to protect its sovereignty. Squadron Admiral Edgar Luiz Siqueira Barbosa highlighted the strategic importance of national supply and a strengthened Defense Industrial base.

Brazilian Navy joins group of countries that have this technology

The Brazilian Navy's new radar system has an advanced digital processing architecture that suppresses interference in the high frequency range, ensuring high accuracy in detections. With this purchase, Brazil joins a select group of countries that have this cutting-edge technology, such as the United States, Russia, France, England, Canada, Australia, China and Israel.

According to Teixeira, the new OTH 0100 radar positions Brazil among the countries with the most modern ocean monitoring systems in the world. For the company, it is a source of pride and responsibility to contribute to the Brazilian Navy in preserving the country's natural resources and sovereignty.

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Journalist in training, specialist in creating content with a focus on SEO actions. Writes about the Automotive Industry, Renewable Energy and Science and Technology

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