First ever Doppler Weather Radar to be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force includes Baron’s processor and patented calibration techniques
Huntsville, Al, March 5, 2018 — Baron, the worldwide leader in critical weather intelligence, working closely with our in-country partner Mazzak, a sister company of JMI group, announce that they have been selected to provide the Bangladesh Air Force with a state of the art Doppler Weather Radar System.
This radar is the first radar owned and operated by the Bangladesh Air Force. The Air Force will take delivery of a Baron 350,000-watt C-Band Dual Polarization radar, one of the newest generations of radar series produced by Baron.
Previously, Air Force staff have relied upon weather information provided by other agencies for pilot briefings and operational decisions. The new radar will be installed at BAF Base Matiur Rahman in Jessore, Bangladesh and will be used for pilot flight guidance and to improve pilot safety. Mazzak will provide all site prep and civil works for the installation of the radar later this year. Operational staff and meteorologists are undergoing extensive training on the new radar system and have completed the initial stage inspection and Factory Acceptance Test (FAT).
The Baron Gen3 radar series combines Baron’s years of innovation in processing radar data with bold new engineering to deliver a high-performance radar system with enhanced signal processing and receiver technology. The new Baron system contains innovative components that ensure improved accuracy, data quality and performance for more precise weather detection. The Gen3 series includes new capabilities such as greatly improved ground clutter suppression, new advanced automatic radar calibration, automated diagnostic monitoring and alerting, and an open network architecture.
Through an exclusive technology license with the University of Oklahoma, Baron radars will offer CLEAN-AP™. This will provide superior ground clutter suppression, which will deliver a far more accurate view of radar data through optimally and dynamically adapting the suppression process to the ground clutter environment.
Additionally, new patented automatic radar calibration evolved from the calibration work Baron performed for the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS). This new radial-by-radial ZDR Calibration provides reliable and continuous calibration during any weather condition, with less maintenance and on-site expertise required.
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