High Frequency Surface Wave Radar System will be demonstrated at Hartlen
Point, Nova Scotia
WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Raytheon Canada Limited has been
awarded a Technology Demonstration Program for its Next Generation High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) by the Canadian Department of National Defence, Defence
Research and Development Canada (DRDC). A system will now be installed
at Hartlen Point, Nova Scotia, with a demonstration to commence in
"We believe this technology is the key to providing persistent, active
surveillance of Canada's 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone
(EEZ)," said Brian Smith, general manager of Raytheon Canada, Waterloo.
"HFSWR is one of the most important new technologies available to
protect our fisheries and marine environment and to provide ice flow
monitoring in the Arctic and East Coast. We are also very proud to be
working together with our partners at Northern Radar in St. John's, NL,
to make this program a success."
Raytheon Canada's HFSWR is an over-the-horizon sensor that detects and
tracks ship traffic within a nation's 200 nautical mile EEZ. The
technology has been in development for more than 20 years with the
strong support of DRDC. Internationally, Raytheon Canada has systems
operational in the Black Sea and the Indian Ocean. Raytheon's HFSWR has
proven itself in all operating environments and a wide range of sea
state conditions; it is a fully exportable technology.
About Northern Radar
Northern Radar Inc. is a specialist in High Frequency Surface Wave Radar
with primary expertise in antennas and other sub systems, installation
and in remote sensing via HFSWR. Northern is a privately held company
founded in Newfoundland in 1986. Northern's headquarters are in St.
John's, Newfoundland, and its manufacturing facility is in Trepassey,
Newfoundland. Northern has been working closely with Raytheon Canada on
HFSWR since the early 1990s. Northern Radar will manufacture and
install the HFSWR antenna arrays at Hartlen Point, Nova Scotia.
About Raytheon Canada
Raytheon Canada Limited is a Canadian leader in high technology
solutions, engineering services, surveillance and navigation systems
including air traffic control radars, highway traffic management
systems, maritime surveillance radars and systems, and precision
optics. Headquartered in Ottawa, Raytheon Canada has been in Canada
since the 1950s and employs more than 1,500 people at locations in
Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Raytheon Canada Limited is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a
technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland
security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides
state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other
capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control,
communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of
mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon
employs 72,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.
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