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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, effectively managing all air traffic is vital 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 U.K., U.S., North Africa, the Middle East and southeast Asia. The company is a major supplier of MSSR system technology and the only U.K. 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.

Condor Mk 3MSSR is an affordable upgrade solution with reduced size and enhanced technical features. It has a low cost of ownership and ongoing operation, and its system simplification allows ease of maintenance. It is designed for longevity — the system modularity and “plug and play” modules provide easy upgrades — and is backwards compatible with Condor series legacy radars. Its reduced size and more environmentally friendly design make it an all-around improvement.

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.

Designed by Raytheon engineers to implement the newest processing technologies while greatly decreasing the number of internal lowest replaceable units (LRUs), Condor Mk 3 delivers the highest performance, without compromise, at a very competitive and affordable price. Download our datasheet to learn more about the unprecedented technology benefits Condor Mk3 brings to today’s ATC operators.

Raytheon UK frequently participates as a key player in major programs run by Raytheon Company, providing complete solutions for terminal and en route air traffic management (ATM) systems. Such programs often involve a complete upgrade of customers' surveillance infrastructure with latest generation Mode S radar systems. Programs have already been completed in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary, while other major programs are in progress in the U.S., U.K., 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 and Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), as well as smaller regional airport operators. Among military customers are the UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Department of Defense, Royal Netherlands Air Force 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 turnkey ATM solutions, including PSRs 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.