DSM Dyneema ties up with Airborne International for next-generation radomes

DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high-performance fibres has partnered with Dutch composites products manufacturer Airborne International to develop and produce radomes featuring Dyneema® Crystal Technology.

With near-zero signal loss, Dyneema® Crystal Technology is setting new standards for electromagnetic transparency, as well as light weight, strength and hydrophobic performance.

The partners will deliver next-generation radomes to companies including initial customer Pro Patria Electronics for its PGSR-3iFT Beagle tower-mounted ground surveillance radar.

The Pro Patria PGSR-3iFT Beagle is a tower-mounted radar used to detect, track and classify targets moving on or close to the ground. Designed for deserts and other harsh environments, it is a key component of sensor systems for early warning, border incursion prevention and threat recognition. The cylindrical radome developed by DSM Dyneema and Airborne for this application uses high-performance Dyneema® Crystal Technology in tape form and is approximately 1m in diameter and 1.2m in height.

The Dyneema Crystal Technology and its application in the Beagle radome will be showcased by Airborne at the NIVD Conference being held in 19 November at the Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


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