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Frigate Acquisition Project: Navigation radar
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:33:45 AM »
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PN requirements as per SBB# PN-FAP-16-01




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Press release from Kelvin Hughes. Reproduced in its entirety.

SHARPEYE™ RADAR SYSTEM FOR PHILIPPINE NAVY FAP
23 Oct 2017

https://www.kelvinhughes.com/news/300-sharpeye-radar-system-for-philippine-navy-fap

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply I Band and E/F Band SharpEye™ radars.

The Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) was awarded to HHI in October 2016 to build two 2,600 ton frigates for hand over starting in 2020. Kelvin Hughes has announced it is to supply HHI two SharpEye™ navigation radars along with multifunction bridge radar displays for the Philippine Navy FAP.

This follows the announcement by Kelvin Hughes in September that HHI contracted the company to supply the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) Vessel.

The new naval vessels for the Philippine Navy are expected to have enhanced survivability, seakeeping and manoeuvring capability and be operable in up to Sea State 5 and also have stealth characteristics. The vessels (hull numbers P159 and P160) will be further complemented by the low Radar Cross Section (RCS) design of the upmast SharpEye™ radar sensor carbon fibre housing and antenna turning unit. What’s more the reduced probability of intercept by ESM equipment characteristic inherent from the SharpEye™’s 300W low power output further aligns to the requirements derived from the HHI HDF-3000 frigate design.

SharpEye Naval Radar

With its solid-state technology, SharpEye™ radar systems deliver an advanced pulse-compressed Doppler navigation and situational awareness capability that can provide early warning not only of the presence of larger vessels but also small targets and asymmetric threats with a low RCS such as RHIBs, small wooden boats, USVs and jet skis. Operating in I and E/F Band, the new radar will enable the ships to distinguish between genuine targets and environmental clutter even in the most adverse weather conditions.

SharpEye™ transmits a low power, patented pulse sequence enabling short, medium and long range radar returns to be detected simultaneously. Doppler processing of radar returns provides coherent information concerning a target’s velocity and ensures the detection of very small and slow moving objects. Through a series of electronic filters, SharpEye™ is able to distinguish between targets of interest and clutter whilst customisable waveforms can be configured for specific threats and to detect specific targets such UAVs, drones and helicopters.

Radar Display

With its solid state electronics, and therefore no magnetron, SharpEye™ is highly reliable and requires no routine maintenance. Moreover, with an upmast transceiver, there is no waveguide to compromise citadel integrity and signal loss is reduced.

Mark Butler, Regional Sales Manager at Kelvin Hughes said: “SharpEye™ is ideally suited to frigates, corvettes and OPVs operating in high clutter conditions and for navies undertaking modernisation programmes where the upmast equipment contributes to the stealth or RCS reduction requirements. I am extremely pleased that Kelvin Hughes is working with HHI on this project.”

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Re: Frigate Acquisition Project: Navigation radar
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 07:21:46 PM »
Kelvin Huges Sharpeye is on a LOT of naval vessels, notable users include:

UK Royal Navy(60+ sets)
US Navy
Republic of Singapore Navy
Royal Malaysian Navy
New Zealand Navy
and a whole host of other navies.

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Re: Frigate Acquisition Project: Navigation radar
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 04:20:40 PM »
Kelvin Hughes to supply SharpEye radars for Philippine Navy
By Srivari Aishwarya

https://www.naval-technology.com/news/kelvin-hughes-supply-sharpeye-radars-philippine-navy/

Kelvin Hughes has secured a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply I band and E / F band SharpEye radars for the Philippine Navy.

The deal will see Kelvin Hughes supply two SharpEye navigation radars with accompanying multifunction bridge radar displays for the Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP).

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The SharpEye radar systems have been designed to provide advanced pulse-compressed Doppler navigation.

The radar’s situational awareness capability provides early warning of the presence of larger vessels, as well as small targets and asymmetric threats with a low radar cross sections (RCS) such as rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), small wooden boats, unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and jet skis.

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SharpEye is designed to operate in the I and E / F frequency bands and will allow the ships to distinguish between genuine targets such unmanned aerial vehicles, drones and helicopters, and environmental clutter even in the most adverse weather conditions, Kelvin Hughes stated.

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Kelvin Hughes Regional Sales manager Mark Butler said: “SharpEye is ideally suited to frigates, corvettes and OPVs operating in high clutter conditions and for navies undertaking modernisation programmes where the upmast equipment contributes to the stealth or RCS reduction requirements.”

Additionally, Kelvin Hughes was also contracted by HHI to supply the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) vessel in September.

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Re: Frigate Acquisition Project: Navigation radar
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 04:21:55 PM »
Kelvin Hughes displays its SharpEye Radar Systems at DIMDEX 2018
Posted On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 19:43

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/naval-exhibitions/2018/dimdex-2018/6045-kelvin-hughes-displays-its-sharpeye-radar-systems-at-dimdex-2018.html

From the 12th to 14th March, Kelvin Hughes is exhibiting at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) which is being held at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Kelvin Hughes SharpEye Dimdex 925 001 The Kelvin Hughes' stand at DIMDEX 2018

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Re: Frigate Acquisition Project: Navigation radar
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 04:23:36 AM »
HENSOLDT UK delivers radar suite to the Philippine Navy Frigate BRP Jose Rizal
HENSOLDT UK has supplied a radar suite consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band radar systems to the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Jose Rizal, recently delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries.

https://www.hensoldt.net/news/hensoldt-uk-delivers-radar-suite-to-the-philippine-navy-frigate-brp-jose-rizal/



Enfield, UK, 6th August 2020 – HENSOLDT UK has supplied a radar suite consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band radar systems to the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Jose Rizal, recently delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The SharpEye Mk11 radars are approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and take advantage of the Kelvin Hughes’ advanced solid state SharpEye Doppler technology that brings full situational awareness to the users even in the most severe weather conditions.

The solid-state SharpEye transceivers are located upmast in the carbon composite turning unit housing and bring additional benefits such as ease of installation and high reliability. The use of a direct drive motor system, rather than the traditional antenna rotator gearbox, reduces maintenance.

This is one of the first complete HENSOLDT radar suites to be delivered and includes HENSOLDT’s TRS-3D, a three-dimensional multimode naval radar for air and sea surveillance. The TRS-3D includes a secondary radar MSSR 2000 I for Identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) as well as the SharpEye Mk11 radars.

Adrian Pilbeam, Head of Sales at HENSOLDT UK, commented: “HENSOLDT UK is pleased to be part of the modernisation of the Philippine Navy. The supply radar sensor suite from HENSOLDT demonstrates the strength of the combined group in providing complete Naval radar solutions.”

A sister ship, BRP Antonio Luna, is still under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries and will be delivered later this year.

About HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defence and security electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defence and non-defence applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With approximately 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.14 billion euros in 2019.

www.uk.hensoldt.net