Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc.

Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc.


April 09, 2009 16:21 ET

Introducing the Affordable TCOM Accipiter® Aerostat Maritime Surveillance System

PELHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) -

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Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. (Accipiter) and TCOM L.P. announced today the introduction of a new, affordable, wide-area, maritime surveillance radar system that combines the persistence, maturity and superiority of the proven TCOM 32M class of Aerostat's with the light-weight, high-performance Accipiter® Security Radar. Flying at up to 3,000', the Accipiter® radar payload provides all-weather, day-night, situational awareness of vessels out to 125 km (75 mi). Radar target information available in the ground station below supports local or remote operation. It can be integrated with other Aerostat and land-based sensors to provide a wide-area surveillance network covering coastlines and water borders. With the addition of an integrated camera and communications suite, the 32M Accipiter® Aerostat becomes a complete command and control system.

"We are delighted to have been selected by TCOM for this important and innovative surveillance capability", says Dr. Tim J. Nohara, President & CEO of Accipiter, and look forward to helping our customers address their coastal, Arctic and border surveillance applications with this new platform.

"TCOM is pleased to offer this new, commercial, surveillance capability that provides a cost-performance trade-off well suited to modern homeland security and law enforcement missions", says Jodi Sokol, Director of Business Development, and Government Programs.

About Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc.

Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. offers the world's most advanced, tracking surveillance radars using affordable PC-based processing to the Homeland Security and Aviation Safety markets worldwide. The Accipiter® product family encompasses the complete wide-area radar surveillance solution including target data acquisition, storage, management, analysis, distribution and visualization. Accipiter has won the business of the world's most demanding customers including the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, every branch of the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies and corporations on both sides of the U.S. / Canada border.

About TCOM L.P.

With over 35 years of operation, TCOM is the only company in the world exclusively focused on lighter-than-air (LTA) platforms for surveillance, communication, transportation and advertising. TCOM is unique in that it has in house all of the necessary engineering, manufacturing and facility resources needed to design and produce complete LTA systems. TCOM's core products are tethered aerostat systems with operational altitudes from 300 meters to greater than 6000 meters. TCOM's highly focused research and development effort has enabled it to maintain its leadership in the global aerostat market. TCOM Systems are in use by both U.S. and foreign military customers.

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