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In-theatre radar replacement keeps Montrose in the Gulf

27th October 2021 - 15:55 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose. (Photo: MoD/ Crown Copyright)

Working at the UK Naval Support Facility in Bahrain, RN engineers and BAE Systems installed a replacement turning unit for the Artisan radar aboard HMS Montrose.

HMS Montrose has had its Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation (Artisan) radar turning unit replaced in-theatre, obviating the need for the vessel to return to the UK.

The radar system on the Duke-class Type 23 frigate had been in operation since concluding a refit in December 2017.

Commenting on the work, BAE Systems naval surveillance radars lead Steve Newnham told Shephard: ‘In just a matter of days, a replacement turning unit for HMS Montrose’s principal Artisan Radar was installed, tested and calibrated at the UK Naval Support Facility in Bahrain by our team, helping maintain …

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