Telephonics Corporation has received a contract to provide its APS-143C (V) 3 radar systems for induction on the CN-235 Mexican marine patrol aircraft.

The APS-143C(V)3, also known as OceanEye, is a high-performance maritime surveillance radar that provides synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging and inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging.

The ISAR and SAR imaging are critical to maritime patrol and surveillance and provide long-range small target detection.

The system utilises frequency agility and pulse compression techniques, and consists of three units, namely an antenna, receiver / transmitter and signal processor.

Under the $2m-plus contract, the Mexican Navy will equip its CN-235 aircraft with the radar as part of refurbishment programme.

Telephonics said an additional six of the radar systems would fulfil the Mexican navy’s maritime requirements.