Radar Systems Ordered for UK Navy’s Three New OPVs

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.

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.

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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Press release, Image: UK Navy

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