HENSOLDT UK Delivers Radar Suite to the Philippine Navy Frigate

 In UK, Sea, Forces & Capabilities

MANILA/ENFIELD: Hensoldt UK has sup­plied a radar suite con­sist­ing of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band radar sys­tems to the Philippine Navy to equip its newest frigate BRP Jose Rizal, the com­pa­ny said today.

The SharpEye Mk11 radars are approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and take advan­tage of the Kelvin Hughes’ advanced solid state SharpEye Doppler tech­nol­o­gy that brings full sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness to the users even in the most severe weath­er con­di­tions.

The solid-state SharpEye trans­ceivers are locat­ed upmast in the carbon com­pos­ite turn­ing unit hous­ing and 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.

This is one of the first com­plete Hensoldt radar suites to be deliv­ered and includes the company’s TRS-3D, a three-dimen­sion­al mul­ti­mode naval radar for air and sea sur­veil­lance. The TRS-3D includes a sec­ondary radar MSSR 2000 I for Identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) as well as the SharpEye Mk11 radars.

Adrian Pilbeam, Head of Sales said:“ Hensoldt UK is pleased to be part of the mod­erni­sa­tion of the Philippine Navy. The supply of the radar sensor suite demon­strates the strength of the com­bined group in pro­vid­ing com­plete Naval radar solu­tions.”

Hensoldt is a pio­neer of tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion in the field of defence and secu­ri­ty elec­tron­ics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the com­pa­ny is a leader in the field of sensor solu­tions for defence and non-defence appli­ca­tions.

A sister ship, BRP Antonio Luna, is still under con­struc­tion at a Hyundai Heavy Industries ship­yard in South Korea and will be deliv­ered later this year.

Besides the Oto Melara 76mm Super Rapid Gun, the frigates –a mod­i­fied deriv­a­tive of HDF-3000 frigate design  known as HDF-2600 –will be also be armed with an Aselsan SMASH 30mm remote-con­trolled sec­ondary cannon, anti-sub­ma­rine tor­pe­does and anti-air and anti-ship mis­siles. It is also equipped with Hanwha Systems’ Naval Shield combat man­age­ment system (CMS), which inte­grates all ship­board sen­sors and weapons. –shp/iz/mgm

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