Radar ordered for Indonesian patrol vessels [INDODEF16-D1]

01 November 2016

Danish systems and sensors house Terma A/S (Hall D, Stand 004) has confirmed an order for SCANTER 6000 radars from Indonesia’s Sea and Coast Guard (Kesatuan Penjaga Laut dan Pantai – KPLP) to equip five patrol vessels.

The procurement, to meet an urgent requirement for improved navigation, surveillance and helicopter control functionality, is being delivered in a short timescale, with concurrent installations being undertaken in the vessels’ respective home ports.

SCANTER 6000 is a coherent X-band 2D solid-state radar developed by Terma to address market requirements for improved surface and low airspace situational awareness. It has been specifically designed as an affordable all-weather sensor solution to plug the gap between standard marine navigation radars and more expensive military surveillance radar systems.

According to Terma, the five KPLP patrol boats to receive SCANTER 6000 comprise KN Trisula, KN Kalimasadha, KN Kalawai, KN Chundamani and KN Gandiwa. In each case, the SCANTER 6000 system is being integrated with the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Vision Master automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) display system.

The SCANTER 6000 radar fit is intended to provide the host ships with the ability to detect and track small targets in congested and heavy clutter conditions. The radar can also be used to support helicopter control in search and rescue, fisheries patrol, pollution monitoring, and enforcement missions.

Separately, the Royal Malaysian Navy has selected the SCANTER 6000 radar as the combined navigation/helicopter control radar for the mid-life modernisation and service life extension of its two Lekiu-class frigates.

The radar is again being integrated with the Vision Master ARPA display system, and will also provide a data feed to the BAE System NAUTIS II combat management system on the frigates.

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