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Interview: Dr Karl Erik Olsen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

Interview: Dr Karl Erik Olsen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

Defence IQ sat down with Dr Olsen to discuss the technical challenges for military radar in Norway and to get an insight into his research in this area and the new capabilities on the horizon.

Ecuador seeks radar to combat drug smuggling after Chinese deal falls through

Ecuador seeks radar to combat drug smuggling after Chinese deal falls through

Ecuador is seeking to acquire four new radar surveillance systems, according to Defence Minister Fernando Cordero...

Radar Market Resilience: New acquisitions for land, sea and air

Radar Market Resilience: New acquisitions for land, sea and air

The military radar market is enjoying good health thanks to a number of ongoing and expected acquisitions across the air, land and sea domains. 

Eyes On The Skies: Ground-Based Air Surveillance Developments

Eyes On The Skies: Ground-Based Air Surveillance Developments

Thomas Withington provides this overview of the key technological developments in the field of ground-based air surveillance radars, with a look at emerging threats and the latest national programmes receiving new military investment. Military Radar 2016 will assess the capabilities available in the coming years and offer vital insight to military operators.

Thinking Big in Radar, Outpacing the Threat with NORAD HQ

Thinking Big in Radar, Outpacing the Threat with NORAD HQ

“Working with the customer is essential. Through customers, industry can evaluate what is needed and develop products to meet customer’s  expectations.” 

The customers in question? The world’s militaries. Brian Lihani is the Chief of the Radar Warning Branch at NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) HQ,  a binational and combined organisation co-led by the United States and Canada. The NORAD Agreement establishes three primary missions for NORAD: they are Aerospace Warning, Aerospace Control, and Maritime Warning for North America.

In this article, Defence IQ speaks with Brian Lihani in order to explain how a “system-of-systems” approach to radar development is helping NORAD to patrol the skies and "outpace the threat".