Sensor options specialist HENSOLDT UK has been awarded two contracts by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to produce Kelvin Hughes SharpEye Mk11 navigation radars to the Philippine Navy. The six 2,400-ton Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and two 3,200-ton Corvettes are presently being constructed at HHI and will likely be delivered over the subsequent 4 years. The Philippine Navy is anticipating the supply of six new offshore patrol vessels acquired below its Offshore Patrol Vessel Acquisition Venture below the Revised AFP Modernization Program’s Horizon 2 section masking years 2018 to 2022.

Adrian Pilbeam, Head of UK Radar and Naval Options at HENSOLDT UK, commented: “We at HENSOLDT UK are delighted to contribute to the modernization of the Philippine Navy by means of the supply of radar sensor suites. These follow-on contracts show the arrogance that HHI and the Philippine Navy have in HENSOLDT UK in delivering complete naval radar options to a number of collection of ships.”


Kelvin Hughes Mk11 SharpEye Naval Radar Systems
Kelvin Hughes Mk11 SharpEye Naval Radar Programs. (Photograph by HENSOLDT UK )

The SharpEye Mk11 radars are permitted by the Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO) and are put in together with an built-in navigation bridge system. The solid-state SharpEye transceivers are situated upmast in a carbon fibre turning unit bringing further advantages equivalent to ease of set up and excessive reliability. The usage of a direct drive motor system, quite than a conventional antenna rotator gearbox, reduces upkeep prices. The Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X band radar has been mixed with the HENSOLDT IFF antenna, to supply an built-in turning unit, bringing SharpEye surveillance radar functionality along with an IFF antenna system.

HENSOLDT is a number one firm within the European defence trade with world attain. Primarily based in Taufkirchen close to Munich, the corporate develops full sensor options for defence and safety functions. As a know-how chief, HENSOLDT drives the event of defence electronics and optronics and is constantly increasing its portfolio primarily based on modern approaches to information administration, robotics and cyber safety. With greater than 6,500 staff, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.7 billion euros in 2022. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Inventory Alternate.