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AUSTRALIA'S DEDICATED SYSTEMS SELECTED BY BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED SOFTWARE FOR JORN
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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CANBERRA -- BAE Systems has selected South Australian company Dedicated Systems to provide the software that will be integral to the upgrade of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN). JORN provides long range, persistent wide area surveillance of aircraft and ships across Australia's northern maritime approaches. BAE Systems says it is undertaking the most significant system upgrade of the radar since it was accepted into service in 2003. The new software will significantly increase the area covered by the radar and the amount of information gathered for the Royal Australian Air Force. An important part of the radar upgrade is the planned migration to a modular and scalable framework of open system architecture which will increase the reliability and performance of the radar. This will also enable much quicker system maintenance and upgrades and can be easily integrated with other software. Through Dedicated Systems, software connectivity specialist, RTI will provide a product called 'Connext DDS' as the framework for the software upgrade. To be installed at the three radar sites (in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia) over five years, the software will enhance real time data distribution. Dedicated Systems worked with RTI to validate the software modernization for BAE Systems in a two year demonstrator project to ensure it would meet the needs of the JORN upgrade. BAE Systems, Dedicated Systems and RTI are also collaborating to establish HF technology exports opportunities as part of the partnership. BAE Systems Chief Executive Gabby Costigan, said, "The application of rapidly developing technology will help ensure Australia maintains a capability edge and superior situational awareness to ensure our northern approaches are secure."

Source:  BAE Systems
Source Date: August 8, 2018
Posted: 08/14/2018

 
 
HENSOLDT DELIVERS ASR-NG ATC RADARS TO AUSTRALIA
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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ASR-NG at Oakey Army Aviation Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Source: HENSOLDT


ASR-NG at Oakey Army Aviation Centre, Brisbane, Australia

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MUNICH -- HENSOLDT reports the installation of its ASR-NG Air Traffic Control systems in Australia is picking up speed. Recently, the second Final System has completed site installation joining one Interim System and another already installed Final System.

The Royal Australian Air Force, through the Department of Defence, have purchased 9 ASR-NG based Fixed Defence Air Traffic Control Surveillance Sensors (FDATCSS program also referred to as AIR 5431 Phase2) and one Operational Maintenance Trainer (OMT). Due to the location requirements for the Final systems at two of the sites, two Interim systems are being installed to provide the customer with continuous radar coverage while the legacy radars are removed and replaced in situ with the new Hensoldt solutions.

The installation poses particular challenges because the area covered comes close to the area of Western Europe. Oakey, near Brisbane, the second Final System, now has completed site installation and joins East Sale, the first Interim System, in the Gippsland of southern Victoria and Tindal, the first Final System which is installed in the far north of Australia. All systems are now in the Set-to-Work phase, which will lead to Site Acceptance Testing and then operations. Tindal is expected to be operational in November 2018. Nowra Interim is currently being installed at the Naval Air Station Nowra (part of HMAS Albatross, near the town of Nowra, New South Wales. Additionally, the Operational Maintenance Trainer (OMT) has just powered-on at the RAAF training facility at RAAF Base Amberley, near Brisbane, Queensland. In the project execution, HENSOLDT is working together with Australian partners IE-Asia Pacific Pty Ltd and Nova Systems Pty Ltd.

Each of the ASR radars consist of an integrated primary and secondary radar system. The primary radar helps to detect non-cooperative objects such as small aircraft without transponders or hostile aircraft. It is based on a semiconductor transmitter and includes special signal processing techniques for wide-area surveillance. The secondary radar, MSSR 2000 I, provides automatic identification of cooperative aircraft. It meets the new "Mode S/Mode 5" air traffic control standard, which greatly improves aircraft identification queries and is currently being introduced in all NATO and allied forces.

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. Different versions of its new ASR-NG radar are under contract by Canada and the UK. The MSSR 2000 I secondary radar is deployed for military friend-or-foe identification by the naval forces of Germany, France, Norway and Finland.

Source:  HENSOLDT
Source Date: August 9, 2018
Posted: 08/09/2018

 
 
LEONARDO ANNOUNCES SEVERAL WEATHER RADAR CONTRACTS IN 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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A Leonardo Meteor Weather Radar Installation

Source: Leonardo


A Leonardo Meteor Weather Radar Installation

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ROME -- Leonardo announced that, through its German subsidiary Selex ES, it has secured a number of international contracts for its Meteor family of radars in the first half of 2018. The deals follow the announcement in March of a major contract with Australia which will see the Company delivering and installing new S-Band and C-Band weather radar systems throughout the Country.

The set of new contracts include a number in Africa, where Selex ES has been chosen to deliver and install X-Band weather radar systems at airports in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Madagascar. The systems will be used to detect wind shears, convection and turbulence and provide alerts to air traffic controllers. In these situations, Leonardo's ShearScout solution for wind shear detection includes the supply of its Meteor 60DX weather radars.

In the Asia Pacific region, where Leonardo says its ATC capabilities are well established, Selex ES will supply weather radars and associated systems to customers in Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia, the Company will provide three Meteor 60DX weather radars featuring Leonardo's proprietary Rainbow 5 integrated sensor processing and display software and SmartWx web-based decision support and display system. In Indonesia, the government's agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics - Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) - has chosen Selex ES to deliver a turn-key software integration project. This will include a national data processing center covering multiple radars based on the Rainbow 5 software. The system will initially incorporate 21 radars, later expanding to include more than 60 radars from other suppliers.

In the Americas, Selex ES secured a contract to install the first Rainscanner weather radar system in Peru. The radar will be used by a Peruvian university for scientific research in the areas of meteorology, climatology, ecology and agricultural development. Notably, the Rainscanner will detect and monitor eco-climactic threats to the northern coast of Peru, particularly relevant in the case of the El Niño, which produces extreme weather conditions in the region. Further north, a customer in Bermuda chose Selex ES to upgrade its existing S-Band Klystron weather radar system. The currently-installed Meteor 1500S radar will be upgraded to the state-of-the-art Meteor 1700S, an S-Band, Klystron weather radar featuring dual polarization technology.

In Europe, Selex ES's longstanding weather radar customers placed further orders. Météo France, the French meteorological service, awarded a framework contract to the Company which could see it supplying up to six S-Band magnetron weather radar systems. The objective is to modernize France's weather radar network by replacing existing systems in France as well as those in use with its overseas departments. Further north, a customer has placed a framework contract with Selex ES to supply up to five of the Company's Meteor 735C C-Band magnetron weather radars.

Source:  Leonardo
Source Date: August 9, 2018
Posted: 08/09/2018

 

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