New Aerial Surveillance Capabilities with IMSAR’s NSP-7 Artificial Aperture Radar on a Primoco UAV One 150 – Drones Information


IMSAR and Primoco UAV have successfully completed the integration and preliminary flight tests of the NSP-7 synthetic aperture radar on the Primoco One 150 UAV. Live flight tests in the Czech Republic confirmed the aircraft’s performance and confirmed a flight duration of up to 10 hours. With the SAR radar installed on the port side of the hull, the payload bay remains clear and allows the EO / IR surveillance system to be installed and operated at the same time.

With the multi-sensor capability, the system can be used for border surveillance and sea patrols, ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions, long-range mapping, and HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) support for a fraction of the operating costs of manned platforms.

The NSP-7 is a multimode Ku-band radar system with small size, weight, performance and cost (SWaP-C). It’s packaged in an easy-to-integrate, weathered pod form factor. The radar performs a variety of modes including high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR), size and coherent change detection (MCD / CCD), and ground and sea motion target indicators (GMTI / MMTI).

The system works day and night, in all weather conditions and under other conditions with poor visibility, e.g. B. through fog or smoke.

Larry Moore, Vice President at IMSAR said, “We are very impressed with the Primoco UAV team and the rapid innovation with the high quality they have demonstrated in installing and flying our NSP-7 radar.

The end result is a sensor and aircraft pairing that gives operators a powerful ISR capability for multiple sensors. “

The Primoco One 150 UAV is a medium-duty UAV with a maximum take-off weight of 150 kg and fully automatic operation, completely manufactured by the OEM including its unique four-stroke four-cylinder engine. The advanced, low fuel consumption engine enables unnoticed operation due to its low noise level. The UAV has broken several records for endurance and control area.

The CEO of Primoco UAV SE, Mr. Ladislav Semetkovský, commented on the integration: “We are proud to announce that we have integrated the NSP-7 into the One 150 UAS and plan to make commercial proposals for a multisensor UAS package to launch in an economical, ready-to-fly solution with unbeaten parameters. Choosing IMSAR NSP-7 was a natural choice for us, given the superior performance of the radar, allowing it to meet a wide variety of use cases. We appreciate the excellent support from IMSAR during the entire integration process. “

About Primoco UAV SE

The Czech company Primoco UAV develops and produces the unmanned One 150 aircraft, which can fly completely independently according to programmed flight plans. The main characteristics of the aircraft are its size, its maximum take-off weight of 150 kg, its endurance of 15 hours, its range of 2,000 km, its cruising speed of 100 to 150 km / h, its payload of 30 kg and its fully automatic take-off and landing. The company focuses on civil aircraft applications, particularly in the areas of energy, border and coastal protection, fire surveillance and search and rescue, as well as law enforcement and military applications. The company’s aircraft is in service on three continents.

Primoco UAV is a publicly traded company on the Prague Stock Exchange in the PX START market.

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Contact: Jakub Fojtík, VP Business Development, [email protected]


IMSAR LLC is a privately held research, development, and manufacturing company based in Springville, UT that specializes in lightweight, low-power Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) devices and radar imaging. The first version of IMSAR’s NanoSAR system was developed in 2008. Since then, IMSAR has continued to improve performance and reduce the size of its flagship radar system.

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