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2 January, 2019 - 14:29 By Kate Sweeney

Blighter targets expansion in Korea

Blighter Surveillance Systems, a Cambridge cluster designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, is targeting further expansion into Korea with the appointment of S-Connect, in Seoul, as its local manufacturing partner.

S-Connect is a leading manufacturer of precision assemblies and electronics for the mobile phone, tablet PC and medical devices markets.

Following intense training in the UK and in Korea, S-Connect is now fully qualified to build, test, support and maintain Blighter e-scan radars. 

The partnership has also led to the establishment by S-Connect of a new, dedicated radar manufacturing and support facility at Jeongok, southwest of Seoul.

Blighter Surveillance Systems has been active in Korea since 2008 and has already sold more than 100 radar units into the country including to the Republic of Korea Army to monitor the highly sensitive de-militarised zone (DMZ), a buffer zone which runs 250 km across the Korean peninsula and separates North and South Korea.

ByungSub Sim, director, S-Connect, added: “Blighter e-scan radars are recognised as best-in-class in Korea because of their successful deployment along the DMZ.

“We believe there is much potential for future sales into both commercial and military applications and that is why we have extended our partnership with Blighter and invested in a new dedicated radar manufacturing facility at Jeongok.”

The Blighter range of maintenance free radars are already deployed in 35 countries to deliver round the clock all-weather protection along borders, for coastal facilities, at military bases, and to guard critical national infrastructure such as airports, oil and gas facilities and palaces.

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