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Australia tests SeaVue radar for environmental monitoring

16th September 2013 - 18:01 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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Raytheon has demonstrated the capability of an upgraded SeaVue radar on board an Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) Dash 8 maritime surveillance aircraft.

The service operates ten of the aircraft with the SeaVue in its standard configuration, one of which was upgraded to the Expanded Mission Capability (XMC) configuration for testing between 2012 and 2013.

‘In a littoral situation there can be literally thousands of targets detected in one mission,’ Brad Hopper, senior business development manager at Raytheon, explained. ‘This then needs to be turned into situational awareness data.

‘This upgrade is all about the automation of the

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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