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”.
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
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Kelvin Hughes has begun delivering radar equipment for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency's (MMEA) new coastal patrol vessels. The company announced Tuesday that it is delivering a widescreen navigation radar display along with the new type-approved 12kW X-Band radar and an S-Band SharpEye radar to Destini Shipbuilding for the vessels
Kelvin Hughes has trumpeted benefits of its SBS-900-4 SharpEye radar system. Selecting the right radar sensor for a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) or Coastal Surveillance application can be challenging and trying to balance the correct radar sensor technologies with budgetary restrictions, often leads to compromising on the radar frequency band selected (X or S-Band)
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Kelvin Hughes announced that it is supplying its SharpEye navigation radar for the Republic of Singapore Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) programme. The lead ship of the fleet, Independence, was delivered in May of this year equipped with two I-Band (X-band) SharpEye systems
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