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Speaking to MONS during the September 2017 Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI) in London, Chess Dynamics explained that it would complete the development of its SEA EAGLE FRCO by the end of 2018.

The company has designed the system to provide fire control for offshore patrol vessel, corvette and light frigate-sized ships. Alongside thermal imaging and daylight optronics, the SEA EAGLE FRCO includes a Weibel X-band (8.5 gigahertz/GHz to 10.68GHz) frequency modulation/continuous wave fire control radar.

The company told MONS that this radar has an output power of 40W and a range of circa 16.2 nautical miles (30 kilometres). Chess continued that it has concluded tracking trials of the system, and plans to perform more trails in the future prior to completing development in 2018. The firm added that the SEA EAGLE FCRO will be offered as both a retrofit option for existing vessels and for installation on new ships.

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Chess Dynamics expect to complete the development of the company’s SEA EAGLE FRCO product by 2018. (Thomas Withington)

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