Singapore Navy Chooses SharpEye Navigation Radar
Kelvin Hughes will supply its SharpEye navigation radar for the Republic of Singapore Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) program, which includes eight new vessels to replace the current fleet of Fearless-class patrol vessels.
The lead ship of the fleet, Independence, was delivered in May of this year equipped with two I-Band (X-band) SharpEye systems. A further seven vessels will be similarly equipped with the same I-Band SharpEye systems.
With its solid-state technology, SharpEye does not require a magnetron and transmits a low power, patented pulse sequence. Doppler processing adds another dimension to the analysis of the radar returns and increases the probability of detection of targets. Through a series of electronic filters, SharpEye is able to distinguish between targets of interest and clutter caused by adverse weather conditions. Customizable waveforms can be configured for specific threats and to track specific targets, such as helicopters.