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Navigation radar upgrade for new vessels with Philippine Navy

The Philippine Navy is set to receive new navigation radar for upcoming offshore patrol and corvette vessels under two contracts with HENSOLDT UK.

The Philippine Navy is set to receive new navigation radar for upcoming offshore patrol and corvette vessels under two contracts with HENSOLDT UK.

The sensor solutions specialist has been engaged with two contracts by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply Kelvin Hughes Mk11 SharpEye navigation radar systems to the Republic of the Philippines.

HHI is building six 2,400-tonne offshore patrol vessels and two 3,200-tonne corvettes for the Navy, to be delivered over the next four years.

HENSOLDT UK head of UK radar and naval solutions, Adrian Pilbeam, said the Mk11 will be installed in conjunction with an integrated navigation bridge system to provide enhanced navigation and surface surveillance capability.

"We at HENSOLDT UK are delighted to contribute to the modernisation of the Philippine Navy through the provision of radar sensor suites,” he said.

“These follow-on contracts demonstrate the confidence that HHI and the Philippine Navy have in HENSOLDT UK in delivering comprehensive naval radar solutions to multiple series of ships.”

The solid-state SharpEye transceivers are located upmast in a carbon fibre turning unit and use a direct drive motor system rather than a traditional antenna rotator gearbox.

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