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METEOR 700C / 735C

The METEOR 700C is a high-powered C-Band weather radar designed for the precise quantitative evaluation of precipitation and wind fields in the mean latitude regions. It is particularly well suited for the everyday needs and applications of national meteorological services seeking the best price/performance ratio in terms of coverage, broadband measurement applications, reliability and lifecycle costs.
The METEOR 700C systems are supplied with GDRX® and Rainbow®, ensuring optimum data quality for the accurate measurement of rain rates, precise detection of severe weather phenomena as well as tracking and nowcasting of such events at medium ranges.

Both the METEOR 700C and METEOR 735C are available with single or dual polarization (DP). The dual polarization option enhances the measurement of precipitation intensity and makes way for the categorization of different types of hydrometeor such as drizzle, rain, hail and snow. Thanks to its high-powered transmitter, the METEOR 735C operates in simultaneous DP mode with almost no loss of sensitivity compared to conventional 250KW single-polarized systems.


METEOR 1700C

The METEOR 1700C is a high-powered C-Band weather radar designed for precise weather detection and warning in clutter-polluted environments. The sophisticated system features a fully coherent 250kW klystron transmitter to deliver excellent data quality and maximum clutter suppression. This is particularly important for close-to-ground observations required by airport users.
The METEOR 1700C is supplied with GDRX® and Rainbow® for the precise detection and tracking of thunderstorms, wind shear, gust fronts and other severe weather phenomena at medium ranges.

The METEOR 1700C is available with single or dual polarization (DP). The dual polarization option enhances the measurement of precipitation intensity and makes way for the categorization of different types of hydrometeors such as drizzle, rain, hail and snow. DP also enables the identification of non-meteorological targets like birds and insects, which can be hazardous to aircraft.


METEOR 700S

The METEOR 700S is a high-powered S-Band weather radar system designed to be employed in severe weather regions, where attenuation by intervening heavy rainfall impedes the precise measurement of precipitation at long ranges. The system features an 850kW magnetron transmitter driven by a solid-state modulator with graceful degradation providing fault-tolerant operation and higher system availability. The METEOR 700S is supplied with GDRX® and Rainbow® for the precise detection and tracking of thunderstorms, mesocale convective systems and other severe weather phenomena in tropical regions.
The METEOR 700S is available with single or dual polarization (DP). The dual polarization option further reduces the impact of rainfall attenuation, improves rain rate accuracy and makes way for the categorization of different types of hydrometeor such as drizzle, rain, hail and snow.


METEOR 1700S

The METEOR 1700S is a high-powered S-Band weather radar system. It was designed to be employed in severe weather regions, where attenuation by intervening heavy rainfall impedes the precise measurement of precipitation at long ranges.
The sophisticated system features a fully coherent 750kW klystron transmitter to deliver accurate data and maximum clutter suppression. The METEOR 1700S is supplied with GDRX® and Rainbow® for the precise detection and tracking of thunderstorms, wind shear and other severe weather phenomena in tropical regions.


The METEOR 1700S is available with single or dual polarization (DP). The dual polarization option further reduces the impact of rainfall attenuation and makes way for the categorization of different types of hydrometeor such as drizzle, rain, hail and snow.


Meteor 60DX

The METEOR 60DX is a highly sensitive X-Band weather radar system based on magnetron technology and featuring dual polarization as standard. Thanks to its compact design and unique radar-over-elevation configuration the METEOR 60DX is suitable for mobile applications and permanent installation. The innovative mobile version is mounted on a trailer, approved for road service worldwide.


  • Dual Polarization as standard: hydrometeor classification, enhanced measurement of precipitation intensity, real-time correction of rainfall attenuation
  • Radar-over-elevation: no need for expensive rotary joints, reduced two-way losses
  • X-Band offers maximum sensitivity at short to medium ranges at low cost
  • Highly reliable and proven magnetron technology
  • Features state-of-the-art signal processor GDRX® and Rainbow® application software
  • Maximum use of COTS components for hardware flexibility

  • Applications include:

  • Weather surveillance and tracking
  • Severe weather indication
  • Hydrological forecasting (e.g. flood forecasting)
  • Scientific research campaigns
  • Wind shear detection at airports

  • RAINSCANNER

    RAINSCANNER® is an easy-to-use weather radar system designed for the detection of rainfall intensity at short ranges. Its combination of high resolution and rapid data update means RAINSCANNER® is ideally suited to provide forecasters with detailed information about local rainfall and early warnings of approaching storms.
    Due to its compact and lightweight design, RAINSCANNER® is the perfect choice for mobile applications. Minimal effort is required for fixed or semi-permanent installations. RAINSCANNER® can fit on almost any building, flat roof or lightweight tower. Excellent price performance is guaranteed and combines with low purchase, construction, installation and operating costs.


  • High resolution and street-level rainfall detail
  • Rapid data update and precise early warnings
  • Excellent sensitivity at short to medium ranges
  • Radar-based nowcasting at up to 90 minutes
  • X-band magnetron transmission
  • High-precision parabolic antenna system
  • Easy-maintenance and modular design
  • Simple and user-friendly control software
  • Real time data visualization and remote control
  • High impact browser-based meteorological software
  • Mobility kit including sectional mast, transportation cases and more
  • Low cost, hassle-free fixed installation
  • Flexible methods of data transfer (e.g. LAN, WLAN, fiber optics)

  • Radar Software

    Rainbow® 5 is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art sensor management system for multi-radar network management, data analysis and display available on the market today.
    Based on our longstanding experience in meteorological software design and development, the Rainbow® 5 system fulfils all technological needs for a versatile system right across the fields of radar management, weather monitoring/nowcasting, hydrology, aviation and research. Advanced technologies such as platform independency, client-server architecture and cutting-edge meteorological data processing guarantee a complete and unique performance for total customer satisfaction.


    Selex ES GmbH is committed to providing customers with fully integrated meteorological data processing systems for various applications such as:

  • Severe weather monitoring
  • Airport wind shear and shear related phenomena detection
  • Hydro-meteorological applications such as flash flood monitoring and quantitative precipitation forecast
  • Tracking and nowcasting
  • Hydrometeor classification (rain, hail, etc.) and detection of non-meteorological targets (sand, volcanic ash, etc.)
  • Research


  • Ravis

    Sophisticated systems rely on sophisticated software. Ravis® is the most advanced software-based maintenance and control platform available for weather radars. It has been designed to simplify essential service tasks such as radar configuration and alignment, calibration, system diagnostics and testing. Its remote and multi-radar functionality allows service engineers to interact with all radar systems in a network from any location in real time. This method reduces the need for site visits, lowers mean time to repair and lowers maintenance costs.



    Fast and flexible. Ravis® typically monitors up to 1500 system status indicators to allow quick and easy diagnostics and trouble shooting. Status monitoring can be extended and customized to suit individual network architectures or incorporate additional components like UPS and fire alarm systems. An ideal solution for maintenance of radar networks, Ravis® detects the type of weather radar connected and adapts its user-interface automatically. Programmed in Java, it can be hosted on any laptop or workstation and run on all operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac).

  • Platform independent programmed in Java
  • Multi-user, multi-radar operation
  • Real time data visualization: selectable resolution (up to 2K x 2K), color level, zoom, multilayer overlay
  • Full visualization of signal processor input and output data in PPI, RHI, B-Scope and A-Scope
  • Extensive BITE functionality


  • Wind Shear Detection Systems

    ShearScout® is a low level wind shear alert system designed to enhance the safety, regularity and efficiency of aviation in changing wind conditions. Wind shear encounters below an altitude of 1,000ft pose a serious threat to aircraft and may cause dangerous deviations from the intended flight path. The pilot has very little time or altitude to take evasive action. To reduce this threat, ShearScout® combines the latest UCAR Phase-3 LLWAS technology and Selex ES system know-how to detect low level wind shear along the runway corridor and issue timely warnings to ATC staff.


    The Phase-3 LLWAS algorithm was developed for the FAA by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) to detect low level wind shear at US airports. The technology currently serves more than 100 airports in the USA, Europe and Asia. Selex ES GmbH is a UCAR license holder.

    Integration of wind data from ShearScout® with complementary wind sensors such as weather radar, TDWR and LIDAR provides airports with a complete wind shear alert solution. Integration combines the strengths of each sensor to:

    Eliminate shortfalls in wind shear detection caused by wet and dry weather conditions

    Overcome gaps in coverage of single sensors caused by blockage, clutter, lack of sensitivity or inability to monitor both low and high altitudes.

    ShearScout® is available as a stand-alone product or as part of an integrated solution for wind shear detection.