Cassidian to provide Canadian Air Force with latest radar technology
Cassidian has won a €50 million programme to equip the airfields of the Royal Canadian Air Force with latest-technology airport surveillance radars. The Canadian contracting authority Public Works and Services Canada has selected Cassidian to deliver seven of its ASR NG airport surveil- lance radars to improve the flight safety on Canadian airbases and to enhance the integration of military aviation into civil air traffic. Cassidian is working together with Lockheed Martin Canada as a strong local partner in this project.
According to Simon Jacques, head of Cassidian Canada, “the radar provides outstanding performance for wide-area surveillance around airbases as well as safe guidance of individual aircraft during take-off and landing”. He continued: “Our ASR NG guarantees outstanding performance so that even very small objects such as ultra-lightweight aircraft or even flocks of birds can be reliably detected and classified”. Due to a specific data processing software the ASR is able to track air traffic even in windfarm shadows. As a special feature, the ASR NG comprises the secondary radar MSSR 2000 I allowing for reliable individual identification of more than thousand aircraft at a time.