New maritime radars to be installed on Australian border surveillance aircraftNews
July 28, 2022
ADELAIDE, Australia. Raytheon Intelligence & Space will upgrade Australian border surveillance aircraft with SeaVue Multi-Role radars under a contract with Cobham Special Mission, the company announced in a statement.
Raytheon will install the radar in Cobham's fleet of Dash 8 fixed-wing aircraft to support Australian border protection operations, the statement notes. The radar provides long-range, high-altitude surveillance and is designed for special mission fixed-wing aircraft that patrol the oceans surrounding Australia.
The radar is designed to allow these aircraft to detect small targets from high altitudes, which increases surveillance coverage in a maritime environment, the statement adds, noting that Australia has 8.2 million square miles to monitor including gas fields, shipping lanes, and fisheries.