SharpEye radars to be fitted to SA Navy's new inshore patrol vessels[Johannesburg, 3 June 2021] -
SharpEye radar systems will be fitted to the three new Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) being built by Damen Shipyards Cape Town for the South African Navy under Project Biro.
Hensoldt UK (previously Kelvin Hughes) on 2 June announced that the Kelvin Hughes Mk 11 S and X band radars will be used to provide a navigation and surface surveillance capability. The solid-state SharpEye features digital pulse compression and Doppler processing of the radar returns, allowing it to detect objects with a low radar cross section, from semi-submersed objects to the smallest of uncooperative craft, even in the most severe of weather conditions, according to the manufacturer. A key benefit of the Kelvin Hughes radar system is its ability to provide a Helicopter Control and Tracking capability which satisfies the requirements of flight safety... [Full Story...]