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Canada orders Cassidian radar

March 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM   |   Comments

GATINEAU, Quebec, March 25 (UPI) -- Surveillance radars for Canadian military air bases are to be supplied by Cassidian Canada under a $65 million contract.

The seven ASR NG airport surveillance radars will improve flight safety on Canadian air bases and enhance the integration of military aviation into civil air traffic, the company said.

"The radar provides outstanding performance for wide-area surveillance around airbases as well as safe guidance of individual aircraft during take-off and landing," said Simon Jacques, head of Cassidian Canada. "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.

"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."

The contract was awarded the government's contracting authority, Public Works and Services Canada. It will be performed in partnership with Lockheed Martin Canada.

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