Raytheon has been awarded a contract by National Air Support subsidiary Surveillance Australia (SA) to provide the SeaVue maritime radar under SA’s new Coastwatch programme. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Raytheon will provide 10 new SeaVue radar systems and spares to be fitted to a fleet of 10 Dash 8 aircraft for the new Coastwatch contract. These new radars will replace eight SeaVue systems that have been in operation on the current contract for the past 11 years.
SeaVue radar capabilities for Coastwatch will include ISAR (Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar), SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and MTI (Moving Target Indication) modes.
Raytheon will also provide mission support under the contract award, including continued training and product lifecycle support. The company has worked with Australia’s Coastwatch since 1995, delivering and supporting SeaVue radars and spares for the maritime and littoral surveillance program.