Seafuture 2021: Fincantieri NexTech displays OMEGA 360 software defined radar

The company of all-Italian excellence that offers cutting-edge products and services in various fields, Fincantieri NexTech, displays OMEGA 360 software defined radar during Seafuture 2021.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 OMEGA 360 software defined radar (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

OMEGA 360 is an innovative X band Software Defined Radar designed for naval, coastal, and other applications. This ubiquitous non-rotating sensor aims at facing the most demanding threats a modern navy has to counter both in symmetric and asymmetric warfare scenarios.

The cutting-edge architecture allows unmatched performances in detecting surface target in heavy clutter (periscopes, RHIBS, floating buoys, small drones, etc.) and low altitude air targets (small drones, pop-up helicopters, sea-skimming missiles) difficult to detect with a conventional beam scanning radar.

OMEGA 360 is the ideal complement to the ship main radar (3D or Multi-functional Phased Array), adding its specific detection capabilities at low elevation angles, where "traditional" radars spend lot of time and resources, thus saving precious time of the main radar on surface search, to improve volume surveillance.