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Upgraded Lockheed Martin WC-130J "Weatherbirds"
Marietta, USA - Improved hurricane hunting with more precise and speed measurements
Lockheed Martin is in the process of installing a new system on WC-130J "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft that will greatly enhance the accuracy of data collected during storm tracking missions. The system, called a "Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer" (SFMR), will accurately measure wind speed and rainfall at sea level, enabling more precise forecasting of the severity and direction of storms. The...
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