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USCG Selects Hughes For Surface Search Radar Program

A unit of Hughes Aircraft Co. was awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for the Surface Search Radar (SSR) program. Hughes Naval and Maritime Systems of Fullerton, Calif., will design, fabricate and install advanced radar systems aboard the Hamilton class (WHEC-378) high endurance cutters and the Island class (WPB- 110) patrol boats. The SSR will increase overall performance and ease of use of the radar suite, allowing information to be integrated with other shipboard display and command and control systems. Hughes is responsible for overall system integration of key subsystems. Team members include Furuno and Offshore Systems Ltd.

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