Raytheon Company and German sensor specialist HENSOLDT, both leading air traffic radar providers, are on path to 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).
As reported by both companies at World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress 2019 in Madrid, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will receive one system that will provide both advanced air traffic control and wind-farm interference mitigation at De Kooy airfield. Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), the German air navigation service provider, will receive three systems to replace aging radars as part of the country’s air traffic control modernization efforts.
The contracts demonstrate the success of a cooperation agreement Raytheon and HENSOLDT signed only one year ago. Jointly, both companies intend to offer high-performance ATC solutions to customers worldwide as well as services and enhancements to the installed base of the ASR-11 digital air surveillance radar in the US.
“Our goal is to make the global airspace safer by creating the world’s most advanced air traffic control system. HENSOLDT’s primary radar provides almost four times the volume coverage when compared to others, and that’s something our customers want,” said Matt Gilligan, Vice President of Navigation, Weather and Services.
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 programs”, states Erwin Paulus, head of Radar/IFF at HENSOLDT. “Together with Raytheon we are able to offer customers very attractive systems solutions,” stated Erwin Paulus, Head of Radar/IFF at HENSOLDT.
HENSOLDT supplies customers all over the world with air traffic control and identification solutions for military and civilian applications. Amongst others, the company has equipped the German Armed Forces’ airfields with the ASR-S (Airport Surveillance Radar, S-Band) airport surveillance radar and is delivering a complete approach control system for the military airfields in Switzerland. HENSOLDT’s ATC radars are under contract by Australia, Canada, the UK Austria and Portugal.
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defense and security electronics. Headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, HENSOLDT is a market leader in the field of civil and military sensor solutions and develops new products based on innovative approaches for data management, robotics and cyber security to combat a wide range of threats. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of about 1 billion Euros per year.
With its exceptional 120nm PSR range and 50,000ft height coverage, even for smallest aircraft, the ASR-NG is the next generation multi-beam S-Band radar for approach control and en-route air traffic control. The radar’s benefits include 3D capabilities with PSR-only to obtain height information of non-cooperative aircraft or those without transponder. Furthermore, it offers full wind farm mitigation capability.
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
Evolved from the Condor Mk 2, Raytheon’s Mk 3 uses enhanced features such as a higher duty cycle transmitter, GaN technology, automatic adaptive power control and built-in ADS-B to affordably deliver the highest performance.