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Kelvin Hughes details Malaysian deliveries

15th February 2017 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Kelvin Hughes has begun delivering radar equipment for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency's (MMEA) new coastal patrol vessels, the company announced on 14 February.

The company is delivering a widescreen navigation radar display along with the new type-approved 12kW X-Band radar and an S-Band SharpEye radar to Destini Shipbuilding for the vessels. The vessels are being built to fulfil a range of MMEA operations including maritime surveillance and fire-fighting.

Equipment for the first two of six patrol vessels was delivered earlier this year, with the remaining systems set for delivery during the second half of 2017.

The Royal Malaysian Navy's new patrol vessels will also be equipped with Kelvin Hughes radars, with the company having received a contract from Boustead Naval Shipyard to supply a pair of type-approved, upmast I-Band (X-Band) and E/F-Band (S-Band) SharpEye Doppler radars for each of the six ships.

The first of these radar sets were delivered in July 2016 together with a system for the Shore Integration Facility to enable the integration of combat management and other systems to be further developed and tested onshore prior to on-board installation.

Spike Hughes, Kelvin Hughes' sales and marketing director, said: '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. We are looking forward to working closely with our Malaysian partners and the relevant Malaysian government departments to ensure the successful commission of all our delivered systems.'

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