The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has selected Kelvin Hughes to supply SharpEye radars and an Agile Tracker as part of Lockheed Martin prime contract for the Frigate Systems Upgrade project.
Kelvin Hughes will be supplying their S-Band solid state upmast 2D navigation and surveillance radar SharpEyeTM, for two ship sets along with their tactical Naval MantaDigitalTM display software and processors. Kelvin Hughes' agile tracker option provides advanced target tracking capability for low level air and surface based targets.
The contract covers the supply of the advanced upmast SharpEyeTM sensor, integrated housing and turning unit, antenna assembly, radar processor, software and integration with the combat management system, along with project deliverables from installation to sea acceptance, training and in-service support.
SharpEyeTM with its inherent solid state design (no magnetron) is highly reliable, enabling the transceiver itself to be mounted upmast with the need for maintenance access being almost completely eradicated. The innovative design of SharpEyeTM provides a very low noise system, the patented pulse sequence and pulse compression techniques ensures radar targets/contacts out at sea are detected and tracked typically earlier and at longer ranges than comparable systems.
The frigates TE KAHA and TE MANA are benefitting from a NZ$446M upgrade of the combat and related systems and SharpEyeTM is one of the sensors within the suite of sensors and systems of the Lockheed Martin Canada upgrade under contract to the NZ Ministry of Defence.
The combat system upgrade means the Royal New Zealand Navy will be operating these highly capable and versatile ships through to the end of their service life.
Saab has received an order from the Australian Government under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) that will see the continuation of sustainment for Navys ANZAC-class frigates. WAMA is a strategic partnership which includes Saab Australia, BAE Systems Australia Defence and Naval Ship Management Australia
Kelvin Hughes is to supply Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) two SharpEye navigation radars along with multifunction bridge radar displays for the Philippine Navys Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP). The Philippine Navy FAP was awarded to HHI in October 2016 to build two 2,600 ton frigates for hand over starting in 2020
The UK Royal Navys and Royal Fleet Auxiliarys (RFA) more than 60 ships, submarines and shore facilities will be fitted with SharpEye radars provided by Kelvin Hughes. Working in association with Lockheed Martin who have signed a £44 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Kelvin Hughes will be supplying SharpEye systems for the RNs Type 23 frigates, Hunt and Sandown class Mine Counter Measure Vessels, RFA support vessels and fast patrol boats as well as the Astute, Trafalgar and Vanguard class submarines, the company said in a statement Monday
Kelvin Hughes announced Monday that it has won contract to supply their SharpEye radars for the UK Royal Navys new River class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) to be built on the Clyde. The UK Royal Navy is to receive three new OPVs to be named HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced today that it has accepted delivery of three Seasprite SH-2G(I) helicopters from Kaman Aerospace at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland. The remaining five will be delivered by September
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