JRC creating a storm with its Tornado™ radar

Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) is pleased to announce it has delivered its 15,000th Tornado™ radar from the Mitaka factory in Tokyo, Japan.

Developed exclusively by JRC’s engineers, the Tornado™ radar processor has brought a new level of performance and reliability to radar operation. Found in the JMA-5200 through to the JMA-9100 series, this new capability allowed the radars to easily perform the complex tasks associated with the company’s other in-house developed technologies, Constaview™ and Target Enhancement Function (TEF™).

JRC’s Constaview™ allows full processing of data within milliseconds, generating a smooth and continuous (radar) image rotation. TEF™ allows target enhancement relative to the target size, resulting in a proportional enhancement where the relative enhancement of smaller targets is greater than applied to larger targets.

Since the first JMA-5300 Tornado™ radar was shipped in 2004, JRC has delivered an average of 6 per day to reach this 15,000 milestone. Mr. Tamiho Shinya, Executive Officer of the Marine Division commented, “We are thrilled to have delivered so many radars around the world and even more pleased to see that so many of our customers are able to take full advantage of our systems.“