HENSOLDT is to equip six military airfields in Canada with new generation ASR (Airport Surveillance Radar) ground radar systems. The Program consists of seven radar systems, including one training system, which are scheduled to be handed over in 2017. The company has passed the fourth site acceptance test of its radar.
Under a EUR50m contract awarded in 2013 by the procurement authority Public Services and Procurement Canada, the ASR systems will replace the radars which are used in military air traffic control. They will be used for approach control at the airfield itself and for airspace surveillance to safely separate military flight movements and civilian air traffic. The ASR is combined with the MSSR 2000I secondary radar for automatic identification of individual aircraft.