Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Terma SCANTER 4100 Radar System for New River Class OPVs

Terma's SCANTER 4100 antenna on Danish naval vessel EJNAR MIKKELSEN (image courtesy: Royal Danish Navy)

Herlev, Copenhagen December 17, 2014 - Terma’s SCANTER 4100 radar system has been selected and ordered by BAE Systems for integration on board the Royal Navy’s three new River class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
The latest version of the SCANTER 4103 proven 2D Naval Air & Surface Surveillance Radar features the latest in software and powerful processing electronics resulting in improved performance. 
The radar provides target detection – in close range and up until the radar horizon for surface and air targets in adverse weather conditions. The SCANTER 4100s high resolution pictures offer situational awareness for missions from Search & Rescue to self-defense.
The first radar system including stabilized platforms and antenna will be delivered in 2016.
Jens Maaløe, President & CEO, Terma, said: “We are proud that the Royal Navy and BAE Systems has selected Terma as their supplier of radar solutions for these Offshore Patrol Vessels. This is an invaluable sign of trust and a stamp of quality for our products.” 
“This radar contract illustrates our close working relationship with Terma and the strength of Danish industry,” added Alan Garwood, BAE Systems’ Group Business Development Director. 
BAE Systems is today doing business with 40 different Danish companies across Land, Maritime, Air and Security domains. Last year, BAE also signed a long-term F-35 composite skins manufacture agreement with Terma.
SCANTER radars come with an open ended interface for integration to own and third party products and sensors, e.g. existing Command Management System, Fire Control System, or a dedicated radar console.
The SCANTER 4100 series is among others in operation with the UK Royal Navy, French Navy, Brazilian Navy, and the Royal Danish Navy, on various ship types including LPD, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Large Support Ships, and Patrol Corvettes and Frigates.
BAE Systems has been contracted by the Ministry of Defence to build three Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Navy. Production began in October this year, with the first of class expected to be delivered in 2017. The 90 meter, 2,000 tons vessels will play a key role in protecting UK interests both at home and abroad. With a maximum speed of 24 knots, a range of over 5,000 nautical miles and helicopter landing capability, the ships will be globally deployable and capable of ocean patrol.

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