June 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Canadian Pacific Fleet Orders $1.2-Million Krupp Atlas-Electronic Radars

Canadian Pacific, one of the world's largest merchant shipping companies, has ordered Atlas radar systems worth $1.2m from Krupp Atlas-Elektronik for installation on 23 ships of its worldwide fleet of cargo vessels, medium-size tankers, and VLCCs.

Additional dual-systems have also been specified by the company for each of two new ships building in Denmark for delivery later this year.

Installation of the systems, now nearing completion, represents a further major investment by Canadian Pacific in safety at sea measures and forms part of the company's present program of upgrading existing fleet radar facilities in line with IMO and USCG requirements and specifications.

As a result, a number of advanced Atlas ARPA 8500 A CAS units have been installed on tankers and VLCCs; in addition to offering a relative or truemotion display and fully automated collision avoidance, these also provide two-axis doppler log input capability as well as a standard fixed target tracking feature in which up to five fixed targets may be tracked simultaneously either for reviewing navigational data or for determining ship's own speed in the absence of log information.

The system also incorporates automatic on-line self-test facilities whereby all functions are subjected to internal test routines during actual radar operation, with any fault being automatically displayed as an error code.

Additionally, AC/RM versions of the 8500 have been installed on some ships while others of lower tonnage have adopted S-band variants of the Atlas 6500 allweather relative motion system.

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