Thales Antenna Contract for Canadian Navy

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Photo courtesy Thales UK

Thales Canada has been awarded a contract to supply the Canadian Navy with dedicated UHF satellite communication (SATCOM) omni-directional antennas for four of the Halifax-class frigates that are being con¬verted to command ships.

The QHASS (Quadrifilar Helix) antenna was developed by Thales UK’s underwater systems business in Templecombe, Somerset, specifically to provide enhanced low-angle performance in the UHF SATCOM frequency band.

"For more than 40 years Thales has been a major provider of sensors and systems to the Canadian Navy, and a variant of this antenna has been in operation with the Navy on its Iroquois-class destroyers for five years,” said Paul Kahn, Thales Canada President and CEO.

As a compact omni-directional antenna, the QHASS system can be installed onto any platform with no specific mounting or stabilization. The QHASS antenna pattern is matched to provide optimum link margin performance at all elevation angles.
 


Contracts

Nakilat Upgrades VSAT Service for LNG/LPG Fleet

Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas sector, has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.’s Emerging Markets Communications

Fred.Olsen Energy, Hyundai Settle Rig Dispute

Rig firm Fred. Olsen Energy and South Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries settle dispute over construction of semi-submersible rig Bollsta Dolphin. Shares in Fred.

NordLB to Shed Shipping Loans to KKR

German state-owned lender NordLB and KKR Credit said they had reached an agreement by which KKR Credit will acquire a $1.5 billion portfolio of shipping loans from

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0791 sec (13 req/sec)