Expands the business with radar systems to include antenna systems
A socially distant handshake seals the deal between Eric Meger (right), CEO of Maerospace, and Barry Dawe (left), President of Northern Radar.
Waterloo, ON – April 7th, 2021 – Maerospace Corporation, A global provider of real-time maritime information via industry-leading radar systems and innovative data analytics is pleased to announce the acquisition of antenna technology from Northern Radar Inc. Northern Radar is the globally recognized expert in antenna designs for high frequency surface wave radar (HFSWR) systems and products for high power RF band applications. The addition of antenna products and expertise perfectly complements the existing Maerospace PASE ™ HFSWR radar systems.
Northern Radar in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Province, was established to track down the lines used by the late Dr. John Walsh and his team at Memorial University developed HFSWR technology to commercialize. In its more than 30-year history, the company has designed, manufactured, built and installed numerous advanced antenna systems, including the development and installation of processors and compact antenna systems for oceanographic measurements, low-frequency and low-VHF antenna systems, and products for other HF bands -High systems -power applications. Northern Radar’s systems have been implemented globally by clients such as Canadian National Defense and for multi-site projects in Newfoundland, Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia, and for projects for clients in regions as remote as Sri Lanka and Romania.
Barry Dawe of Northern Radar, President since 1997, spoke about the acquisition: “This acquisition brings the Canadian HFSWR know-how under one roof and makes perfect sense for both companies. We are excited to be part of the Maerospace family and appreciate the tremendous new opportunity that this presents, including a presence on the east coast of Canada close to the marine environment. Maerospace has closed a gap in long-range maritime information with its PASE ™ radar. Our integrated offer offers the global market a cost-effective complete solution that reliably covers the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) up to 200 nautical miles. “
“We are excited to welcome Barry and his team to the Maerospace family,” said Eric Meger, CEO of Maerospace. “Our decision to include Northern Radar’s recognized antenna leadership in Maerospace enables us to consolidate technology and expertise, and strengthen our ability to provide complete end-to-end systems for single and multi-band applications.”
About the Maerospace Corporation
Maerospace Corp. based in Waterloo, Ontario, is a global provider of PASE ™ HFSWR radar solutions and real-time predictive analytics for the marine market. The core data product TimeCaster ™ creates a real-time feed with position reports for all ships with up to 30 times the accuracy of the raw data source, thus enabling a wide range of value-adding applications.
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