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Canadian airfields equipped with new radars

9th May 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hensoldt has equipped a total of six military airfields in Canada with Airport Surveillance Radars (ASR), with the completion of site acceptance testing for the last unit in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, now complete.

The programme includes the delivery of seven radar systems and two spare parts package under a contract awarded to Hensoldt in 2013. The company also installed a training system.

The ASR radars consist of an integrated primary and secondary radar system each. The primary radar helps to detect non-cooperative objects such as small aircraft without transponders or hostile aircraft. It is based on a semiconductor transmitter and includes special signal processing techniques for wide-area surveillance and windfarm mitigation.

The secondary radar, MSSR 2000 I, provides automatic identification of cooperative aircraft. It meets the new Mode S/Mode 5 air traffic control standard, which improves aircraft identification queries and is currently being introduced in all NATO and allied forces.

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