Qatar’s Coast and Borders Security Department has selected Kelvin Hughes to provide SharpEye S-band radar and new 12kW radar for its 17 patrol boats currently being built at ARES Shipyard, Turkey.
All the electronic equipment for the vessels - which include 24m, 34.5m and 48m versions of the ARES Shipyard Hercules series - will be supplied by Elektro Deniz of Turkey which has contracted Kelvin Hughes to provide the radar systems. The SharpEye S-band will be used for surface search and the 12kW radar for navigation. Installation is expected to start later this May and to continue over the next two years.
With its advanced target detection capability, the solid-state SharpEye provides an industry-leading level of maritime situational awareness.
Barry Jones, Kelvin Hughes’ Regional Sales Manager for Turkey, commented: “This important new contract win in Turkey from ARES Shipyard is a reflection of the growing interest we are continuing to see in SharpEye from all of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. In part this is due to a strategic decision to adopt a convergent approach to that of the Royal Navy whose ships, submarines and shore facilities are all now being re-equipped with SharpEye radar technology”.