When it comes to controlling and monitoring movements around airports, military bases, power stations and motorways, a reliable radar system is a top priority. Because radar failures can create blind spots, national security depends on the components in those systems. 

BGB’s fibre optic rotary joints (FORJs) and slip ring assemblies are developed for use in rotating radar installations that operate around the clock 365 days a year, with minimal maintenance and long service life. 

Radar systems need their antennas to keep working even in the harshest weather conditions. With airfields and military bases often in open and exposed locations, rotary joints must be able to keep turning and transmitting information, even when most other flights would be canceled. Likewise, maritime radars need to stay dependable when exposed to salt water and rough seas. 

Military radar systems have extremely strict standards to meet, being responsible for national security. Each component design is rigorously tested, far beyond the already stringent requirements of civil radar. 

All forces - army, navy, and air force rely equally heavily on radar. For most military applications, whether at ground stations for bases, on aircraft or ships, 360-degree coverage is needed. This means rotary joints are indispensable and crucial.

Our range of FORJs is developed to meet all of these requirements, providing radar systems with the ability to transfer data at high speed through the network and back to the control tower. As a leading producer of contactless rotary joints, our products make for less signal degradation through the system. 

FORJs are available in a wide range of specifications with varying physical size, data channels, capacities, media converters and wavelength division multiplexers (WDMs) to suit each installation. 

For more information on our FORJ services, email our team or call us now.


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