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Kelvin Hughes INBS for RNZN

20th September 2017 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Kelvin Hughes has received a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply an Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for the Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) vessel being built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, the company announced on 14 September.

The INBS system meets the requirements of IMO Lloyd’s Register Class Notation IBS and Naval Ship Code. It includes a dual redundant data distribution system and fully integrated multifunction displays. The radar system takes advantage of the solid state SharpEye Doppler radars that bring full situational awareness to the bridge even in severe weather conditions.

The MSC tanker is the New Zealand navy's future ice-capable fleet replenishment tanker. Kelvin Hughes will supply the bridge system for installation in 2018.

Work will include the design and integration of the Kelvin Hughes supplied navigation equipment and shipyard supplied systems in a suite of bridge consoles manufactured in Korea.

The navigation radar sensors selected are SharpEye S-band and X-band sets; a further S-band SharpEye sensor will be optimised for helicopter approach and control. SharpEye provides an advanced radar sensor through Doppler processing, enhanced pulse compression and moving target detection processing, providing advanced situational awareness, detecting small targets on the sea surface and low aerial targets such as helicopters out to the horizon in severe weather conditions.

The MSC will control flight deck operations, recovery and local airspace management through two helicopter control displays with tactical software. Overall, there will be 11 displays on the bridge as part of the IMO compliant system.

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