Diapasons of Arctic security
The newest onboard radio-locating complex of civil purpose designed in the Concern “RTI”, will become the most important part in solving the problem of building effective architecture of security in the Arctic.
Participants of the VII International Forum “Arctic: Today and the Future” which started today in Saint-Petersburg, payed their attention to the absence of series onboard radio-locating complexes (airborne radars), that can implement an operational reconnaissance of ice areas and monitor of iceberg draft. For this reason the efficiency of search and rescue operations is impaired, accomplishment of geological survey events is not full and the security of navigation at the Arctic water routes is reduced in general.
Today all the information about hydrometeorological situation at the Arctic big territory comes to control centers only from Earth observation satellites (NOAA, EOS) and from manned aircraft systems equipped with optical systems of monitoring. However, in the first case expected efficiency of getting information is not provided, in the second case aerial reconnaissance is connected to high risk for aircraft crew, high costs of works, dependence on weather condition and other unpredictable factors.
Designers of the Concern “RTI” suggest improving the existing system of reconnaissance and monitoring due to the line of fully-polarmetrical dual-rated airborne radar X and P-diapasons (wavelength 3,14 and 68 cm) od civil purpose, intended for all weather and all day Earth's remote sensing (ERS). They can be set at helicopters, planes and unmanned aircrafts.
The use of our onboard radio-locating complex especially with unmanned aerial vehicles will reduce the cost of getting information item, greatly increase its quality, speed of prospecting and efficiency of bringing to a consumer and what is more important under the Arctic condition – will make aircraft reconnaissance extremely secure – general director of the JSC “RTI” Maksim Kuziuk marked during his report within the international forum at the panel session “Building an effective security architecture in the Arctic”.
According to the word of the head of the Concern “RTI”, the use of two radio ranges and fully-polarmetrical informational processing solves one more issue which cannot be solved earlier: organization of regular and efficiency all weather and all day monitoring of the Arctic region with a capacity of to 10 thousand square kilometers per hour. In addition to this, besides underwater processing, two-diapasons airborne radars is able to appreciate the spreading of ice depth and the condition of atmosphere along the routes of ships.
Such wide technical tools of our airborne radars open the possibility of building high-efficient of complex system of informational support of safe all year round navigation at the Northern Sea Route. Except for it, the efficiency of informing the specialists for sea platforms about the danger of bumps with drafting ice areas and icebergs, researching centers of manmade disasters and petroleum products spill is better organized. One more possibility of two-diapasons airborne radars is discovering unauthorized entry of ship-breakers of different classes to protected water areas of the unique economic zone of our country – Maksim Kuziuk marked.