CASSIDIAN – Latest technologies for intelligence and protection at CANSEC 2011

  • World’s most modern Air Traffic Control radar on display
  • Rapid response against laser-guided weapons

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COLDS sensor (COLDS = Common Laser Detection System)
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light tactical UAV system Tracker
Light tactical UAV system Tracker
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May/June 2011 – Latest-technology sensors for intelligence and protection of the Canadian Forces are at the core of Cassidian’s presentations at CANSEC 2011 in Ottawa.

Cassidian is the defence and security division of EADS, formerly EADS Defence & Security. CASSIDIAN capitalizes on a longstanding relationship to its customers in the region focusing on self-protection systems, radars, secured communications, and target drones.

On display at CANSEC is the world’s most modern Air Traffic Control radar, ASR-E, together with the world’s only civil and military dual use secondary radar MSSR 2000 I (= Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar). The ASR-E system consists of a primary radar on the basis of a semiconductor transmitter and state-of-the-art signal processing technology for long-range surveillance of the surroundings of airports and military airfields. It includes the MSSR 2000 I secondary radar for automatic tracking of cooperative targets according to the latest Mode S and Mode 5 standards.

In 2008, Cassidian was awarded a contract to deliver 22 radar systems for all German military airfields. The radar systems will be used for approach control at the airfield and for airspace surveillance within a large radius to safely coordinate, amongst other things, military flight movements with civil air traffic. In 2009, the company was awarded an additional contract for the installation of five approach control systems at the military airfields of Payerne, Emmen, Meiringen, Sion and Locarno, Switzerland.

Maximum protection for helicopters and aircraft as well as naval vessels and ground vehicles guarantee Cassidian’s self-protection systems. Sophisticated electro-optic sensors provide early-warning notifications against missile attacks and enable the real-time triggering of countermeasures. Cassidian’s display (EADS Hall, booth #2405) specifically features the COLDS sensor (COLDS = Common Laser Detection System) which detects and classifies various laser-based threats such as laser direction finders and laser-guided weapons.

In the area of UAVs, Cassidian presents its light tactical UAV system Tracker. This mini UAV is dedicated to surveillance and intelligence. It gathers, in day/night conditions, close range high resolution image with secured real-time processing. The system relies on an advanced image exploitation and mission control ground segment. In production for the French Army, Tracker is easy to operate and can be deployed and hand-launched in minutes.

Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.

Lothar Belz Tel.: +49 (0)731 392-3681

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