Condor Mk3 MSSR is Collins Aerospace'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.
A next-generation solution built on the excellent pedigree of the company’s successful Condor Mk2, the Mk3 introduces enhanced features such as a high-duty cycle transmitter and built-in ADS-B advanced decoding capability. Collins' ADS-B patented decoding algorithms ensure superior performance in the most harsh environments.
Condor Mk3 delivers the highest performance, without compromise, at a very competitive and affordable price. Designed by Collins engineers to implement the latest available processing technology while greatly decreasing the number of internal line replaceable units, Condor Mk3 brings significant benefits to today’s air traffic control operators.
Collins frequently participates as a key player in major programs run by RTX, 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. Mk3 programs are already underway or have been completed in Brazil, the Netherlands, Norway and NavCan, with active global interest from other Air Traffic Operators across Africa, the America's, Europe and the Middle East.
To date, Collins 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, Collins also offers complete turnkey ATM solutions, including PSRs with wind farm mitigation technology and automation. Collins has successfully delivered effective, intelligent and high-performing wind farm mitigation technology to multiple global customers, including the radar installation for the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the UK's National Air Traffic Services.