KELVIN HUGHES TACTICAL NAVIGATION AND SITUATIONAL AWARENESS RADARS SELECTED FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S INCOMING 1,800 TON P18N STEALTH OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS (ENLARGED DERIVATIVE OF THE TYPE 056 CORVETTE)

KELVIN HUGHES Sharpeye™ And Naval Mantadigital™ Radar

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Kelvin Hughes recently concluded three new build contracts in China for exports to Bangladesh, Nigeria and another undisclosed navy.

The Bangladesh Navy, Nigerian Navy and a third Navy all selected Kelvin Hughes as their tactical navigation and situational awareness radar supplier. Shipbuilding contracts were with China Ship Building and Offshore International Co Ltd (CSOC) and a second shipyard in China.

Sandra Rojas, Senior Commercial Manager, said: In addition to being a recognised leading supplier of
navigational and tactical radars, the successful conclusion on these contracts demonstrates our ability to understand our customer’s technical, programme and contractual needs and to establish cost effective solutions to meet them”.

All three programmes involve both I-band(X-band) and E/F-band (S-band) radars with Naval MantaDigital™ tactical display
software.

The Nigerian Navy programme is for two ship sets for 1800T OPVs, which are mainly to be used for maritime surveillance, patrol and response tasks. Other roles for the vessels would be protection of offshore assets; EEZ patrol and surveillance; search and rescue;and certain capabilities of oil spillage control at sea.

http://kelvinhughes.com/surveillance/news/press-releases/285-multiple-wins-in-asia

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6 Responses to KELVIN HUGHES TACTICAL NAVIGATION AND SITUATIONAL AWARENESS RADARS SELECTED FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S INCOMING 1,800 TON P18N STEALTH OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS (ENLARGED DERIVATIVE OF THE TYPE 056 CORVETTE)

  1. to4shizzle says:

    Good Day Beegeagle and Welcome back from a long hiatus, please I would like to know the capability from your own assessment of this radar equipment? Is it any Good? What platforms has it been on? How has it performed and is it comparable to lead or is it the current leader in its Field? and if so what advantages does it pose to da Nigerian Navy using da RMAC and oda Radar Systems being built for Gulf of Guinea etc.
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  2. beegeagle says:

    Apparently, it is said to be very good. The systems have lately been installed on ships of the Royal Thai Navy and the Irish Naval Service. Malaysian, Taiwanese and Pakistan Navy ships as well. They are a known and reputable brand apparently.

    IRISH NAVAL SERVICE

    http://kelvinhughes.com/surveillance/news/press-releases/298-sharpeye-for-irish-navy

    ROYAL THAI NAVY

    They are installed on the Chinese-built Type 53H2 frigate seen above and on her sister ship, HTMS Taksin

    http://kelvinhughes.com/surveillance/news/press-releases/285-multiple-wins-in-asia

  3. gbash10 says:

    From my little research,the Kelvin Hughes company has carved a niche in maritime navigation radar technology.If the German navy would install a Kelvin Hughes Nucleus 5000 I-band navigation radar on their Bremen Class Frigates,then it is alright for the NN OPVs to have its radar(sharpeye and its auxillary equipments).
    However,the NN should ensure that the original radar is install on our ships.

  4. gbash10 says:

    I stand to be corrected,the Kelvin Hughes Sharpeye radar the NN wants to install on the two warships is an AESA(Active Electronically Steered Array)radar, which is far better and efficient than conventional radar(magnetron radar),it is very hard to jam,not affected by ground level or rough sea surface clutter,it has a low sidelobe emission.
    This radar is a generation ahead of NNS Aradu radars!The NN would be ahead of the NAF in terms of modern radar operations whether on the land or in the air.

  5. Max Montero says:

    General Beeg! Regarding the Kelvin Hughes Sharpeye, it is also currently used by the NNS Thunder’s sistership, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (ex-USCGC Dallas) in conjunction with Furuno-made systems.

    Max

  6. beegeagle says:

    Oh..that is good to know, Max. How are you, my brother? Sorry about the recent devastation caused by a natural disaster in The Philippines. Our prayers are with all of you.

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