Vol. 10 No. 5  October 2002


BFSR-SR is a state-of-the-art lightweight, man- portable battery-powered electronic short range battlefield surveillanceBFSR-SR radar developed by the DRDO to provide all- weather surveillance against intrusion. The radar is capable of searching a specified sector and performing track while scanning for multiple targets. The radar detects, tracks, and aids in classifying the moving targets. The entire radar system is carried by two soldiers and operated on a tripod. The radar is compact and weighs about 27 kg (packed in two modules; each weighing not more than 15 kg) and can be set up within six minute to match the speed and requirements of the users.

       The radar has sophisticated built-in software algorithms to detect, track, and classify targets like crawling man, group of walking men, light and combat vehicles, and low flying helicopters. It also has a built-in interface for automatic transfer of target data to remote locations and capability of integration with imaging sensors. The radar is amenable for mast-mounted role on any light vehicle. The BFSR-SR is a potential sensor for the paramilitary forces besides Army. It also has the potential to be used for perimeter e-surveillance of large industrial units, defence installations, and civilian infrastructures like airports.


Detection Range

Crawling man       >=   500m

 Walking man       >=   2km

Group of men       >=   5km

B vehicles               >=   5km

Heavy vehicles     >=   8km

  BFSR-SR has met all the users' requirements in recently concluded Army trials in plains and mountains, and is at the threshold of volume production.