BAE Systems Australia this week announced it will deliver a multi-mission digital high frequency (HF) receiver system to the U.S. Government’s Maritime-centric Over the Horizon Radar (MASOR) project, which is now a critical part of the war against drug imports into the United States.
The technology, designed and developed by the company alongside Australian academics and SMEs, will be integrated into the US Navy’s Forces Surveillance Support Center. BAE Systems Australia has been at the forefront of the development of high frequency systems technologies for more than 40 years.
The $18 million digital receiver system enables the integration of multiple images so the U.S. Navy can accurately identify targets of interest across a range of up to 3,000 kilometers. Increasing these maritime surface target detections and tracking capability is expected to help cut the entry of illicit drugs entering the U.S.