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. Russell Gould, CEO of Kelvin Hughes said, “With the support of ECI, we have developed cutting-edge technologies, introduced new solutions and expanded our global reach across 60 countries. We are excited to partner with HENSOLDT on the next phase of Kelvin Hughes’ growth, benefiting from its expertise and capabilities in sensors to offer additional services to our clients and further opportunities to our employees.”
HENSOLDT is a provider of radar and IFF systems on airborne, naval and land platforms. It comprises the security and defence electronics activities of the Airbus Group, which were spun off in 2017 and have now entered the market as a new sensor house under the brand name of HENSOLDT. Its flagship product, the TRS series represents a new generation of radar systems for naval and land platforms and offers a detection capability without equal together with cutting edge AESA technology.
Thomas Müller, CEO of HENSOLDT said, “The Kelvin Hughes product portfolio will allow us to enter more price-sensitive markets and their security solutions will add value to the HENSOLDT products and bring us one step closer towards our strategic objective to develop our Sensor House into a Sensor Solutions provider.”
Core radar sensor, security and navigation products provided by Kelvin Hughes include the SharpEye advanced solid state Doppler radar sensor, which is sold into a diverse range of markets and applications from naval and commercial maritime navigation, port Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and coastal surveillance to ground surveillance, border, perimeter and marine security applications.
Kelvin Hughes has won a contract to supply its SharpEye downmast submarine navigation radar in support of the Royal Canadian Navys sustainment program. Two of the navys Victoria-class long range patrol submarines, currently equipped with Kelvin Hughes 1007 radar, are to be upgraded with the companys new SharpEye system
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 will be supplying SharpEye radar systems for the two latest Batch 2 ships, HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. Each ship will be equipped with a SharpEye I-Band radar for helicopter control and navigation as well as an E/F-Band SharpEye radar for navigation and collision avoidance, the company announced today
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
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
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