Raytheon and German sensor specialist HENSOLDT, both leading air traffic radar providers, will provide two European customers integrated air surveillance radars that combine HENSOLDT’s next-generation primary airport surveillance radar (ASR-NG) and Raytheon’s Mode S monopulse secondary surveillance radar (Condor Mk 3).
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will receive one system that will provide both advanced air traffic control and wind-farm interference mitigation at De Kooy airfield. Deutsche Flugsicherung, the German air navigation service provider, will receive three systems to replace aging radars as part of the country’s airspace modernization efforts.
“Our goal is to make the global airspace safer by creating the world’s most advanced air traffic control system,” said Matt Gilligan, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services vice president. “HENSOLDT’s primary radar provides almost four times the volume coverage when compared to others, and that’s something our customers want.”
Raytheon provides air traffic management solutions to over 60 percent of the world’s airspace. Together, HENSOLDT and Raytheon bring to market over a century of combined experience in global air traffic control solutions.
“As a radar specialist we have a track record of numerous successful ATC programmes,” said Erwin Paulus, head of Radar/IFF at HENSOLDT. “Together with Raytheon, we are able to offer customers very attractive systems solutions.”
ASR-NG is a Multi-Beam 3D S-Band Solid-State Approach Control Primary and Secondary Surveillance Radar and En-Route Control Sensor fulfilling ICAO Annex 10 Volume III/IV and EUROCONTROL Surveillance Standard Requirements. The System implements a fully Digital Doppler Detection and Tracking Solution with most flexible and self-learning Clutter and Site Optimisation Capabilities.
Condor Mk 3 MSSR is Raytheon UK’s next-generation Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) system. This innovative, new, low-cost, high-probability detection radar brings together indigenous state-of-the-art surveillance technologies to provide cutting-edge, reliable, hardware to air traffic operators around the world.
To date, Raytheon has installed more than 800 MSSR systems in both commercial and military applications across the globe. Among military customers are the UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Department of Defense, Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force.