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// RADAR TECHNOLOGIES

High Frequency Surface Wave Radar

// DESCRIPTION

Raytheon's High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) is designed to provide surveillance of ship traffic over the 200 nautical miles of a country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to track vessel patterns and potentially identify illegal fishing vessels. HFSWR is an unmanned shore-based radar system that detects vessels and is designed for signal transmission, target detection, tracking, interference suppression and common frequency operation.

Cost-effective: This radar system minimizes the need for costly patrols over large expanses of marine protected areas and EEZs. This platform is particularly attractive for nations that have limited resources and a large EEZ, making manned patrols an expensive investment. After being triggered by the radar system, patrols can be sent out only when necessary.

// KNOWN DEPLOYMENTS
Currently in use providing surveillance for Canada’s EEZ, the Indian Ocean and the Black Sea.
// DATA SHEET
  • Company: Raytheon

  • Type: Radar Technologies

  • Direct Cost:

  • Indirect Cost: Option to use multiple radar systems

  • Link: Product Website
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