Hensoldt details latest on RCAF radar work
Hensoldt will equip six military airfields in Canada with its new generation airport surveillance radar (ASR), the company announced on 6 March.
The company is supplying the equipment - seven radar systems, including one training system – under a €50m contract awarded in 2013 by the procurement authority Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Deliveries are underway, with the fourth site acceptance test of the radar now complete. All systems will be delivered by 2017.
The ASR systems will replace the radars currently used for military air traffic control. They will be used for approach control at the airfields and for airspace surveillance to safely separate military flight movements and civilian air traffic.
The ASR is combined with the Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar 2000I secondary radar for automatic identification of individual aircraft. It meets the new air traffic control standards Mode 5, Mode S and ADS-B, which improve aircraft identification queries and are currently being introduced in military and civil airspace.
Thomas Müller, CEO of Hensoldt, said: 'Our ASR offers superior performance in both military and civil air traffic control. Thus, it guarantees absolute reliability in controlling airspace and ensures that people can travel with utmost safety.'
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