Backgrounder: The Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line)

29 11 2013

The Distant Early Warning Line, or DEW Line, was a series of radar stations across the arctic, from Alaska through Canada over Greenland to Iceland. The Americans conceived that the DEW line could detect enemy bombers coming over the North Pole that could threaten North American cities.

Back in the early 1950s, the U.S. government determined that they needed a series of radar stations across the Arctic that could detect enemy bombers coming over the Pole. The U.S. needed Canadian territory to detect the enemy bombers far enough away so they asked the Canadian government to partner with them. However, the Canadian government had just finished building two lines and didn’t have the resources really to do another line. So they agreed with the Americans, yes, we need this line, and as long as you pay for it and construct it, we will allow you access to Canadian territory.

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Sweden Completes Validation of LCR 2020 Coastal Surveillance Radar

6 10 2010

ITT Corporation announced the completion of successful factory acceptance testing on its coastal surveillance radar system upgrade for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).  The Reliability and Modification 870 upgrade program is based on ITT’s new LCR-2020 integrated coastal surveillance radar system.

LCR 2020

The LCR 2020 is a two-dimensional, frequency agile, coastal surveillance radar system for simultaneous detection of air and sea targets.

The LCR 2020 couples superior surface detection capabilities with all-weather performance. Incorporating modern adaptive processing techniques, the LCR 2020 provides excellent rejection of land and sea clutter allowing total situational awareness.

The LCR 2020 features a robust suite of ECCM and jamming detection capabilities, making it suitable for applications in hostile environments.

Highly reliable, the LCR 2020 is designed to operate autonomously and requires minimal maintenance. Multiple radars can be networked to provide an end-to-end solution for coastal surveillance.

PDF Brochure on LCR 2020


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