Defense technologies that successfully tested themselves in the disaster of the century also gave hope abroad. The Behind-the-Wall Radar (DAR) device, developed with local and national resources, played an active role in search and rescue efforts during the February 6 earthquakes and enabled more than 50 people to survive the rubble. DAR, developed by STM, receives intense demand from domestic and international fire departments and international search and rescue teams.
The DAR system, developed by the Turkish defense company STM for military purposes and used successfully by the Gendarmerie Commando Special Public Order Command (JÖAK) and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) Natural Disasters Search and Rescue Battalion Command (DAK) since 2017, took its first test for civilian purposes on February 6. It was affected by the earthquakes in . The system, used especially in the Hatay region, detected the location of more than 50 people under the rubble and helped them escape alive. National technology DAR obtains two-dimensional location information of fixed and moving target elements in closed spaces where visual access is not possible, through ultra-wideband signals.
The system has features such as remote control capability, high distance resolution, sensitivity to macro and micro movements, low power consumption and possibility of use with internal battery, location and distance estimation of fixed or moving creatures.
It can operate in military scenarios such as hostage rescue, counter-terrorism and internal security operations. DAR is also used for civilian purposes such as search and rescue activities after various disasters such as earthquakes, avalanches and fires, and the fight against human trafficking and immigrant smuggling. DAR, which has achieved successful results in its missions in the country, also has serious suitors abroad. DAR, which is actively used in the Gendarmerie and TSK DAK team, is expected to be widespread in the inventory of fire brigades and search and rescue teams in the future.