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

CASSIDIAN – Defend­ing World Secu­ri­ty