Raytheon Company was recently awarded a contract by EADS/CASA for the delivery of eight SeaVue maritime surveillance radars, spares, and logistical support. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
Under the contract, the SeaVue radars will be delivered to the prime integrator, EADS/CASA, for integration and installation on the Mexican Navy’s refurbished C-212 aircraft. The systems are configured for small target detection, search and rescue, and weather detection and navigation.
Mexico’s C-212 maritime patrol aircraft will be used for control of the nation’s exclusive economic zone, counter-narcotics operations and interdiction, and support of fleet deployments.
The SeaVue family of radars is reportedly designed to detect small maritime targets in high seas and provide superior sea search mode performance.
Depending on the configuration, typical SeaVue missions are said to include maritime surveillance, search and rescue, navigation, harbour monitoring, ship imaging and classification, overland mapping, activity detection, environmental monitoring, oil spill detection and ice flow mapping.
SeaVue is currently in operation in six countries, including the United States.