Security Radar for Coastal Surveillance

The SPEXER 2000 Coastal is a high-performance coastal surveillance radar for the automatic detection and classification of sea, ground and low-flying air targets. It was developed for the specific requirements of security threats; with its primary fields of application in coastal surveillance systems.

The SPEXER 2000 Coastal is the only available sensor on the market able to detect very small and slowly moving asymmetric threats that the maritime sector is facing (e.g. swimmers and rubber dinghies). It is an optimal solution for coastal surveillance with the simultaneous surveillance of sea and ground areas.

The SPEXER 2000 Coastal can complement vessel traffic systems at points of special interest and in complex environments, where conventional radars cannot cope with challenging security surveillance scenarios (e.g. detection of a swimmer in front of a vessel).



Pulse-Doppler Radar based on AESA technology



Instrumented Range

40 km (24.9 mi; 21.6 NM), optionally 80 km (49.7 mi; 43.2 NM)

Detection Range

Swimmer (0.1 m² RCS): 1 km (0.5 NM)

Small boat, rubber dinghy (1.5 m² RCS): 20 km (10.8 NM)

Vessel (100 m² RCS): 40 km (21.6 NM)

Pedestrian (0.5 m² RCS): 18 km (11.2 mi) 

Light vehicle (2.0 m² RCS): 22 km (13.7 mi)

Truck (10.0 m² RCS): 36 km (22.4 mi)

Light aircraft (3.0 m² RCS): 27 km (16.8 mi)

Low-level helicopter (5.0 m² RCS): 36 km (22.4 mi)

UAV (0.2 m² RCS): 9 km (5.6 mi)


Electronic scanning 120° in azimuth (opt. mechanical rotation 360°); 4.3° elevation beam width; opt. +/- 20° mechanical elevation tilt


Width: 1.0 m (39.4 in), Height: 0.7 m (27.6 in), Depth: 0.6 m (23.6 in)


Data/Control: 1 Gbit Ethernet LAN electrical (fibre optical interface optionally) for radar control and data output of plots, tracks and equipment status; integrated LAN interface for camera control

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