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Surface Movement Radar (SMR)

Saab's Surface Movement Radar, the SR-3, delivers critical situational awareness and safety in all weather conditions for ANSPs and airport operators in need of a primary sensor to monitor traffic movement on the airport surface.

Key features

Outstanding all-weather performance
Low life cycle cost and ease of maintenance
FAA and EUROCAE compliance

Saab radars provide proven non-cooperative surveillance performance designed for use in Air Traffic Control systems. Saab SMRs comply with EUROCAE ED-116 and EUROCAE ED-87B standards for A-SMGCS Levels 1 and 2, and integrate easily with new and existing A-SMGCS systems. The SR-3 provides the same functional architecture, signal processing, and data-processing architecture as its predecessor, the SMRi, but in a smaller package that is easier to install, integrate, and maintain.

The SR-3 supplies high performance in all key areas: detection, resolution, target reporting, user control, reliability, and maintainability. This advanced radar system includes a fully solid-state transceiver, full redundancy, and a highly modular design.


The design is flexible to different site requirements. For example, the SR-3 can be included as part of a larger A-SMGCS solution. The SR-3 can also be installed as a stand-alone radar that is easy to integrate into an existing A-SMGCS system. The modular SR-3 design also lets customers integrate the transceiver and RDP with an installed antenna. This gives customers maximum flexibility when they consider replacement of an older-model SMR.


Did you know...

  • We installed the first fully solid state SMR to be used operationally at an airport.
  • Istanbul Grand Airport in Istanbul, Turkey boasts six (6) operational SR-3 SMRs.
  • The SR-3 utilizes an unmatched and fully redundant 16 frequencies of diversity for remarkable performance in rain.
SR-3 Installations

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