New State-of-the-Art Radar Established

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, March 8, 2019

A new, state-of-the-art Canadian weather radar has arrived.

Environment and Climate Change Canada announced that Rock Falls, near Timmins, is home to one of Ontario’s new upgraded radar.

Back in 2017, The Government of Canada announced the replacement of its weather-radar network.

Canada’s radars network currently has 31 radars, including two radars operated in partnership with the Department of National Defence and one owned by McGill University.

A contract has been awarded to buy and install 20 new radars by March 31, 2023.

The contract also contains options to replace the remaining radars within the same timeframe. As part of this project, the radar network will be expanded by one radar to be installed in the Lower Athabasca region in Alberta.



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