December 11, 2018 – D-TA wins over $14M in contracts for Over-The-Horizon Radar (OTHR) Projects
D-TA has won three Over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) projects worth over $14 M in recent months. The first project was directly with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), for the delivery of a 256-channel OTHR receiver for installation within the National Capital Region (NCR) of Canada. This project is a continuation of DRDC’s efforts to develop OTHR capability in Canada over the last 12 years. The second and third awards are for the delivery of a 1024-channel OTHR receiver, and a 256-channel OTHR transmitter for installation in the Canadian polar region. These two projects form the heart of the Polar Over-The-Horizon Radar (POTHR) system for monitoring the Canadian north. Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) is the Prime Contractor for the POTHR project.
OTHR provides an economical means to track air targets over large expanses of land and ocean. Recent advances in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) OTHR technology has shown significant promise to suppress clutter from the Auroral zone. The concept has been proven by DRDC scientists in multiple test beds which were installed in Ottawa. POTHR is a highly ambitious project with demanding technical requirements and challenging operational environments. It is the largest HF radar system to be built anywhere in the world.
D-TA has been involved with DRDC scientists over the last seven years. Some of the early test systems were developed by D-TA. “D-TA is very pleased to be selected. D-TA believes it can provide continuity and leverage its past experiences to build the highly complex radar system”, says Angsuman Rudra, CEO of D-TA Systems. “D-TA’s continued involvement in this project since the very inception will significantly de-risk the development of the world’s largest HF radar project”.
The test sites will enable the DRDC scientists to study the impact of the Aurora Borealis on target detection beyond line-of-sight. Should the tests prove successful, Canada may decide to build additional radar sites.
“The POTHR project, worth over $11 M, is one of the largest projects handled by D-TA, it has already generated over 10 new technical jobs and it is just the beginning” says Dr. Dipak Roy, Founder & Chairman of D-TA Systems Inc. “The success of the project will create additional opportunity for D-TA to upgrade other HF radar systems in US and elsewhere”.
Established in 2007, D-TA serves the EW sensor systems market with complete system-level solutions that drastically cut the deployment risk, time and cost. D-TA offers highly advanced solutions for COMINT, ELINT, Radar, EW Simulation, Sonar & Sonobuoy applications. D-TA enjoys a global customer base that includes US DoD, Canadian DND, UK MOD and other Govt agencies and major defense Prime Contractors in the US and elsewhere. D-TA is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in Denver, CO and Paris, France.
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