Navigation and surveillance radar specialist Kelvin Hughes has gained further success in Malaysia with contracts for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMS) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
Via Boustead Naval Shipyard, the company will supply a pair of SharpEye Doppler radars for each of the six 3,100t Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) under construction for the RMN. The first radars were delivered last July, together with a system for the Shore Integration Facility (SIF) to enable the integration of combat management and other systems to be further developed and tested onshore prior to on-board installation
The MMEA has six new coastal patrol vessels on order from Destini Shipbuilding. Designed for a range of operations including maritime surveillance and fire-fighting, they will be equipped with the latest Kelvin Hughes widescreen navigation radar display along with the new type-approved 12kW X-Band radar and an S-Band SharpEye radar. Equipment for the first two ships was delivered earlier this year and it is anticipated that they will be commissioned during the first half of 2017, with the remaining systems being delivered during the second half.
Kelvin Hughes has also recently supplied Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for MMEA's Fast Interceptor Boats.
Spike Hughes, Kelvin Hughes’ Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “Our ongoing success in meeting the navigational needs of Malaysian maritime forces is further evidence of our ability to deliver the very best situational awareness solutions. In particular, our solid-state SharpEye systems offer ultra-high reliability and, with their Doppler processing technology, an unparalleled ability to distinguish between targets of interest and environmental clutter caused by high sea states and adverse weather conditions.”