Cas­sid­ian to pro­vide Cana­dian Air Force with lat­est radar tech­nol­ogy

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

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.

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