Canadian Halifax-Class Frigates End Acceptance Tests
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 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.
As part of a contract awarded in 2009, 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.
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