Canada: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd has signed a contract valued at CA$64 million with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide eight radar surveillance systems for integration into the CP-140 Aurora fleet.
Above: CP-140 Aurora: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Aircraft
The CP-140 Aurora fleet is Canada’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Aircraft. The fleet is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force in activities such as domestic surveillance of Canada’s maritime approaches, search and rescue missions, and maritime and overland operations. The additional radar surveillance systems supplement the previous radar surveillance systems developed and delivered by MDA under this program. The current CP-140 utilises an APS 508 multi-mode imaging radar system.
MDA’s radar surveillance system provides users with a high resolution imaging capability that can detect, locate, and classify, land and marine-based objects, such as vehicles and ships.