Hensoldt equips BRP Jose Rizal with radar suite
Hensoldt has provided Kelvin Hughes SharpEye Mk11 and X Band radar systems to the Philippine Navy (PN) for installation on the frigate BRP Jose Rizal.
SharpEye Mk11 uses advanced solid-state Doppler technology to bring ‘full situational awareness to the users even in the most severe weather conditions’, Hensoldt UK stated on 6 August.
SharpEye transceivers are located upmast in a carbon composite turning unit housing. The transceivers bring additional benefits such as ease of installation and high reliability. The use of a direct-drive motor system, rather than the traditional antenna rotator gearbox, reduces maintenance, Hensoldt UK added.
The radar suite for Jose Rizal features other Hensoldt systems: the TRS-3D multimode C-band naval radar and MSSR 2000 I secondary surveillance radar for IFF.
Jose Rizal was delivered to the PN in May by Hyundai Heavy Industries.
A sister ship, BRP Antonio Luna, is under construction for delivery later this year.
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