A central problem with ground-based radars is their low life expectancy after conflict onset, since they are easily acquired by radar-detecting sensors, while being considered expensive when used for peace-time operations. Even worse, surging radar costs increases the high-value asset vulnerability, and the resulting sparse deployments leaving gaps for an adversary to exploit during conflict by means of e.g. cruise missiles and UxV drones, and in peacetime by smugglers, insurgents and traffickers using dangerous transportation means.
Accompanied by Patria, Rantelon and CAFA Tech, the PADIC project is coordinated by Saab. The project duration is 36 months (2021-2024). In the first year (2022), Functional Requirements Definition will be established, based on scenario analyses. Moreover, a System Concept and Architecture will be developed. In the second year (2023), the System Design and Developments and System Level Integrations will be done and a prototype will be developed. In the third year (2024), the PADIC system will be tested and demonstrated in Baltic coastal environments.