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Kelvin Hughes’s SharpEye for LCS, MMSC vessels

23rd May 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kelvin Hughes has been selected by OSI Maritime Systems to supply a number of SharpEye solid-state naval radar sensors for installation on board Lockheed Martin’s LCS 27 and four LCS-based multi mission surface combatant (MMSC) vessels for Saudi Arabia, the company announced on 21 May.

Kelvin Hughes will work closely with OSI to provide the X band and S Band SharpEye sensors for integration into an IMO-approved OSI bridge and navigation system.

The SharpEye direct drive navigation and surface search radar features a near 100% carbon fibre construction. The sensor is built to military standards and designed for the challenging environment on board a naval vessel.

Adrian Pilbeam, VP of Kelvin Hughes, said: ‘The future flexibility of the solid-state architecture will allow for incremental upgrades in the future with minimal hardware changes, allowing SharpEye to provide the features the US Navy requires in a surface search and navigation radar sensor both now, and in the future.’

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