Kelvin Hughes is to supply its SharpEye™ S-band radar together with its new 12kW radar for 17 patrol boats currently being built at ARES Shipyard, Turkey for Qatar’s Coast and Borders Security Department.
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.”
Kelvin Hughes Ltd is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of maritime navigation, surveillance and security radar systems. The company sets the international standard in solid state radar sensor technology with SharpEye™ and its market leading tactical and situational awareness radar display software’s.
SharpEye™ is sold into a diverse range of markets and applications from maritime navigation, port vessel traffic services and coastal surveillance to ground surveillance and marine security applications.
Headquartered in Enfield, North London, UK, Kelvin Hughes operates a worldwide support network with eleven offices in seven countries.