Raytheon UK upgrading Dutch air force radar sites

May 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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HARLOW, England, May 24 (UPI) -- Four additional radar sites of the Netherland's air force are being upgraded by Raytheon in Britain.

The upgrade will include improved technology such as WiMax interference filtering for discerning true from false targets caused by the blades of wind turbines at wind farms.

The award, the value of which wasn't disclosed follows Raytheon's successful implementation of the first Wind Farm Mitigation upgrade at Dutch air force's Woensdrecht Air Base.

"This program represents the culmination of nearly three years of research and development effort to upgrade the complete air traffic control radar system with technology to mitigate the adverse effects on radar performance caused by wind turbines," said Richard Daniel, managing director of Raytheon UK's Defense and Air Traffic Management business.

"We are delighted with the progress made so far, and look forward to working with the Royal Netherlands Air Force across their remaining sites."

Raytheon said the work should be completed within 12-15 months.

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