Coming soon… the updated and modernised new edition of Stimsons Introduction to Airborne Radar is a must have book for ALL radar enthusiasts!

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SciTech Publishing (an imprint of the Institution of Engineering and Technology) are pleased to announce that the eagerly anticipated new edition of Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition is due to publish in May 2014. Widely acknowledged as the only book to offer a complete overview of modern airborne radar principles of the last 15-20 years, this book will be a hugely beneficial reference text for a vast number of radar enthusiasts.




The near-legendary 2nd edition (1998) authored by the late George W. Stimson has been recognised as the best-selling book of its kind and his name has become synonymous with airborne radar among the radar community.

This 3rd edition has been written by a leading team of highly respected international radar experts including Hugh Griffiths, Chris Baker and Dave Adamy. Hugh Griffiths (THALES/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of RF Sensors at University College London) explains “We are hugely committed to maintaining the excellence of the previous editions and ensuring that the true spirit of George W. Stimson is retained, demonstrated in the clearly explained writing style and high quality supporting visuals.”

Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition has been completely modernised to include a higher degree of routine adopting of electronic scanning and high resolution imaging, together with a much greater use of digital technology. All core radar principles are presented and every chapter has been revised and updated.

Two brand new sections have been added including six chapters on electronic warfare, and seven chapters on special topics and advanced techniques. The addition of modernised real life practical examples, ensure this text is ideal for undergraduate training courses.

This book will be a hugely beneficial reference text for all levels of radar enthusiasts, both new and experienced; including radar and general defence engineers, military pilots and students studying radar, aviation and aeronautics.

Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition is due to be published in May 2014 under the SciTech Imprint by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is available for pre-order now.

A sample chapter of the book is available to download from

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