Kelvin Hughes has won a contract to supply its SharpEye downmast submarine navigation radar in support of the Royal Canadian Navy’s sustainment program.
Two of the navy’s Victoria-class long range patrol submarines, currently equipped with Kelvin Hughes 1007 radar, are to be upgraded with the company’s new SharpEye system. With solid-state technology at its heart, the I-Band transceiver uses the existing bulkhead infrastructure as well as the external antenna, rotational drive and waveguide connections.
Doppler processing of the radar returns means that surface contacts can be detected earlier and at longer range. A series of electronic filters enables the system to distinguish between contacts of interest, including those with a low Radar Cross Section, and the environmental clutter caused by adverse weather conditions.
Traditionally, submarines have only used radar for navigation in and out of port because high power RF transmissions can compromise its ability to remain undetected. However, with its low power output – up to 300W as opposed to the 25kW of legacy submarine radar equipment - SharpEye can significantly reduce the probability of detection by ESM systems.
Adrian Pilbeam, Kelvin Hughes’ Vice President Kelvin Hughes LLC, commented: “This upgrade for the Royal Canadian Navy is a further example of the growing interest in our SharpEye downmast submarine variant and highlights the need for submarines to be equipped with modern high performance radar rather than the legacy magnetron systems that many of them are still using”.
Kelvin Hughes will be launching a new drone detection system at the Home Office Security & Policing exhibition. The SMS-D is the first integrated, medium-range, radar-based surveillance system designed for the detection and tracking of small aerial targets
Kelvin Hughes has won a contract to supply the I-band SharpEye Doppler submarine radar system as part of a mid-life upgrade program for the Pakistan Navys Agosta 90B-class submarines (also known as the Khalid class diesel electric attack submarine). Working with Turkish defence contractor STM, the main contractor for the refurbishment programme, Kelvin Hughes will supply the SharpEye system to the first submarine in 2018, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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
Kelvin Hughes has installed and commissioned SharpEye radar system on the South African Navys fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg. In addition to X and S Band SharpEye radars the system includes IMO compliant displays and a dedicated tactical display with Kelvin Hughes Advanced Agile Tracker for helicopter approach and control, the company said in a statement Thursday
The Royal Canadian Navys one of the four Victoria-class submarines will be equipped with a new modern mast system, similar to the one fitted in the United States Navy Virginia-class submarines. Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Corner Brook will become the first to get such a system, acquired under the US Foreign Military Sales program
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
Hughes Network Systems, (HUGHES), the provider of broadband satellite networks and services, has won a Wideband Communications Architecture Study (WCAS) contract to support the US Department of Defense (DoD) plan for resilient satellite communications (SATCOM) capabilities. Under the contract, Hughes will investigate a wide-ranging commercial perspective on how different satellite transports can interoperate for wideband government applications
Indonesia has selected Kelvin Hughes variants of SBS-800 Upmast X-Band SharpEye range for its two ports to ensure the safe entry and exit, management and monitoring of vessels. The second largest port in Indonesia, Surabaya has opted for the SBS-800-2
Kelvin Hughes is acquired by HENSOLDT (formerly Airbus Defence Electronics) as a result of an agreement by its owners ECI Partners to sell its investment in the company. Completion of the transaction remains subject to regulatory clearances
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