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MSSR Condor MK3 Surveillance Radar

Class Leading. High Performance. Low Cost of Ownership.

Raytheon UK is delivering unmatched, proven and sustainable solutions for enhanced air traffic surveillance to service providers worldwide.

As the world’s skies become more congested, it has become vital to manage all air traffic effectively in order to ensure its safety, security and successful operation.

Since pioneering the world’s first Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) system, Raytheon UK's low maintenance and long-life MSSR technology has proved a global success with installations across the UK, U.S., North Africa, Middle-East, South-East Asia, etc. The company is a major supplier of MSSR system technology and the only UK manufacturer of civil air traffic control (ATC) radars.

Condor Mk 3 MSSR is Raytheon UK’s next-generation Mode S MSSR system. This innovative, new, low-cost, high-probability detection radar brings together indigenous state-of-the-art surveillance technologies to provide cutting-edge, reliable, hardware to air traffic operators around the world.

  • Enhanced technical features
  • Affordable upgrade solution
  • Low cost of ownership and ongoing operation
  • System simplification allows ease of maintenance
  • Reduced size
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Backwards compatible with Condor series legacy radars
  • Designed for longevity, system modularity provides ease of upgrade with ‘plug and play’ modules

A next-generation solution built on the excellent pedigree of the company’s successful Condor Mk 2, the Mk 3 introduces enhanced features such as a high-duty cycle and built-in ADS-B advanced decoding capability. Raytheon UK's ADS-B patented Decoding Algorithms ensure superior performance in the most harsh environments.

Condor Mk 3 delivers the highest performance, without compromise, at a very competitive and affordable price. Designed by Raytheon engineers to implement the latest available processing technologies while greatly decreasing the number of internal LRUs, download our datasheet to find out more about the unprecedented technology benefits Condor Mk3 brings to today’s air traffic control operators.

Raytheon UK frequently participates, as a key player, in major programmes run by Raytheon Company providing complete solutions for terminal and en route ATM systems. Such programmes often involve a complete upgrade of customers' surveillance infrastructure with latest generation Mode S radar systems. Programmes have already been completed in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary, whilst other major programmes are in progress in the USA, the UK, Norway, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Romania.

To date, Raytheon has installed more than 800 MSSR systems in both commercial and military applications across the globe. Commercial customers include major national Air Navigation Service providers such as the Federal Aviation Authority, National Air Traffic Services, DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung) as well as smaller regional airport operators. Among military customers are the UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Department of Defense, Royal Netherlands Airforce and the Royal Danish Air Force.

With technological developments in sustainable energies, the rise of wind farm turbines and their interference for ATC Primary Surveillance Radars (PSR) has drawn considerable attention within the ATM industry in recent years. In addition to MSSRs, Raytheon also offers complete turn-key air traffic management solutions including Primary Surveillance Radars (PSR) with wind farm mitigation technology and automation. Raytheon has successfully delivered effective, intelligent and high-performing wind farm mitigation technology to multiple global customers, including the Raytheon radar installation at the Royal Netherlands Air Force base at Woensdrecht.