ITT Exelis tests coastal radar system

June 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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VAN NUYS, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. company ITT Exelis reports the successful preliminary acceptance testing of the first radar system supplied to Sweden to enhance coastal surveillance.

"This is a critical milestone for Exelis and the Swedish armed forces as it marks the official start of enhancing Sweden's ability to defend its entire coastline," said Chris Bernhardt, Exelis executive vice president and president of Exelis Electronic Systems.

"The Exelis LCR-2020 radar provides effective mission operations in all weather conditions, at all times, against all key threats.

"It is ideally suited to achieve the operational mission requirements of the Swedish military even in a hostile environment."

ITT Exelis, which installed its first radar system at an undisclosed location in Sweden, didn't provide details on what the testing involved.

The LCR-2020 radar is based on the company's integrated, turnkey coastal surveillance system, the SABER-2020. Verification of interfaces between it and Sweden's current command-and-control system for coastal surveillance were conducted by the Swedish Defense Material Administration and Saab.

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