Morocco to receive Raytheon advanced maritime radar

21 November 2011 (Last Updated November 21st, 2011 04:45)

Morocco will soon receive Raytheon’s SeaVue eXpanded Mission Capability (SeaVue XMC) maritime and overland surveillance radar following US approval to export the system.

Morocco will soon receive Raytheon's SeaVue eXpanded Mission Capability (SeaVue XMC) maritime and overland surveillance radarfollowing US approval to export the system.

The SeaVue XMC radar is designed to address the need for persistent and accurate wide-area surveillance in the tactical maritime theatre.

Its flexible architecture allows integration into various platforms and can be used to perform border surveillance, exclusive economic zone monitoring, anti-piracy, illegal traffic monitoring, oil spill detection, and search and rescue missions.

More than 150 SeaVue radars without the expanded capability are currently operational in the US, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Australia, the UK, Thailand, Norway, Pakistan and Taiwan.

The radar is already used by the US Navy and US Customs and Border Protection for surveillance along the US coastline, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

Morocco is the first country in the Middle East-North Africa region to receive the radar with expanded technology.