Raytheon Anschütz Completes Radar Test & Delivery for Canada's Modernized Halifax class Frigates

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Naval Defense Industry News - Germany, Canada
 
 
 
Raytheon Anschütz Completes Radar Test & Delivery for Canada's Modernized Halifax class Frigates
 
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has completed the factory acceptance tests and the delivery of twelve sets of navigation radars for the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates.
     
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has completed the factory acceptance tests and the delivery of twelve sets of navigation radars for the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates.
The first four frigates to be modernized as part of the HCM/FELEX are Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Halifax, Fredericton, Calgary and Winnipeg. Picture: RCN
     
The scope of on-board systems covers X-/ and S-Band radars with high-performance detection capabilities. The radars have been enhanced with advanced features in accordance with the Canadian customer requirements, including:
• new radiation control and pulse blanker interfaces
• interfaces with the ship’s new command and control system,
• the navigation distribution system,
• and the Canadian Navy’s electronic chart system

Radars were also supplied to the land-based test and support facility at the MATTS in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At the facility, Raytheon Anschütz and Canadian-based Virtual Marine Technologies have built dedicated simulator equipment to connect to these radars.

Raytheon Anschütz was selected by the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Canada, in 2009. As part of the contract, Raytheon Anschutz will utilize service engineers from Canadian companies on the East and West Coast to carry out training, setting to work, and support services throughout the life of the Halifax-class.

Commissioned between 1992 and 1996, the Halifax-class is currently undergoing a planned mid-life modernization that includes a new Combat Management System, new radar capability, a new electronic warfare system, upgraded communications and missiles, as well as a new Integrated Platform Management System.

The Halifax-class modernization/frigate equipment life extension (HCM/FELEX) is a $4.3 billion program to upgrade and enhance the existing fleet. The program has remained on budget and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
 

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