BendixKing is now offering its Radar Renaissance Upgrade Program for RDR 2000 owners.As part of the program, RDR 2000 units are inspected, disassembled and upgraded to the new RDR 2060 specification, which provides 50% more transmit power, pilot workload reduction features and a one-year product warranty. Introductory pricing for the program is $5,995.
“We are very pleased to offer our RDR 2000 radar operators this opportunity to affordably upgrade the performance of their system,” said Justin Ryan, president, BendixKing. “With the magnetron power increased 50% to 6kW, the effective range of the radar gains another 100 nautical miles to 340 nautical miles, which provides pilots with better convective weather awareness, and thus more time to plan an avoidance route. When you combine that with workload-reduction features such as sector scan, automatic tilt and automatic range limiting, plus the one-year peace-of-mind warranty, it provides radar owners with the ideal solution for managing convective weather.”
In addition to the upgrade, BendixKing will bring radars already at mod level 3 or above to the current product mod level, as required, at no additional cost. The result will be a complete refresh and performance upgrade of the existing radar at a third of the cost of a new unit, company officials noted.