announced today at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that its I-Master
radar is now available with a Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI)
mode. The new maritime capability, enabled through a software package,
can be used simultaneously with the existing Ground Moving Target Indication
(GMTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) modes.
Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI) mode tracks small, fast-moving
craft to larger, slower vessels, in all weather conditions, day and
night. Image: Thales
The choice of modes in a single sensor, together with
its small form factor and high-performance capability, makes I-Master
ideally suited for a wide range of manned and unmanned platforms.
MMTI allows users to detect and track targets on water: from small,
fast-moving craft such as jet-skis; to larger, slower vessels such
as ships and tankers, in all weather conditions, day and night. Algorithms
designed specifically by Thales allow users to perform a range of
that include detecting unusual vessel movements, perform “pattern
of life” analysis, and conduct persistent tracking of targeted
With MMTI mode, I-Master can now see the widest range of man-made
movement, from an individual walking on the land to a ship sailing
on the sea, and everything in between, using a single sensor.
The new maritime mode is designed for customers seeking to monitor
maritime borders and exclusive economic zones, protect strategic maritime
assets, and track the movement of vessels not using the Marine Automatic
I-Master is a world-leading 360º radar sensor, easily installed
in an existing 15 inch EO turret mounting point weighing less than
30kg. It is ideally suited for a range of manned and unmanned aircraft,
both fixed and rotary winged. It is a high performance sensor designed
within the demanding size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints imposed
by smaller air platforms.