Kelvin Hughes (www.kelvinhughes.com), a global supplier of navigation and surveillance systems, is pleased to announce multiple successes in Asia for its SharpEye™ and Naval MantaDigital™ technologies.
Kelvin Hughes Surveillance is a division of Kelvin Hughes that focuses on naval, coastal and military markets to supply surveillance radar technologies into land and sea environments. Since the launch of SharpEye™, the advanced solid state radar is increasingly preferred by Navies throughout Asia.
Successful demonstration of Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye™ radar, and the associated Naval MantaDigital™ tactical display, has recently resulted in six orders by Asian Navies and shipyards.
SharpEye™ solid state radar is proven globally and is replacing less capable and less reliable magnetron technology. The radar has now been chosen in 32 programmes by 18 Navies for use as the navigation, surface search or helicopter control radar.
The unique capabilities of SharpEye™ have enabled the London-based technology company to grow its surveillance division revenue by over 20% year on year for the last 5 years. Growth for the current year is expected to exceed 50%.
Kelvin Hughes developed SharpEye™ with an aim to deliver superior radar performance and reliability without increasing the acquisition cost of the system compared to equivalent Naval radars.
As such, SharpEye™ is the world’s first affordable solid state radar sensor, offering high reliability and low cost of ownership. Used in marine, coastal and land-based platforms, the SharpEye™ radar offers outstanding performance and can even be optimized for particular targets.
The recent wins in Asia include SharpEye™ supply for the Royal Thai Navy as part of a retrofit programme, and to the Pakistan Navy through a US Navy ship transfer programme. Kelvin Hughes will also supply SharpEye™ to the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Republic of China Navy - Taiwan
Kelvin Hughes has also seen recent success in the Indonesian Coastal Surveillance market as a supplier to the Bakorkamla and DGST programme for radar installations on the islands and a commercial port respectively.
Rohan Dearlove, Head of Sales Central Region at Kelvin Hughes, stated: “We are very proud of our recent achievements in the Asian market and also proud to be the radar supplier for the UK MOD’s MARS programme”.
Kelvin Hughes is optimistic about the future and confident that Asia is still showing strong demand for radar based safety, surveillance and security solutions.