12 Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels Will be Equipped with Terma‘s SCANTER 6002

SINGAPORE (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lürssen

On 30th July 2018, the headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark company Terma announced that it will provide the SCANTER 6002 radar for the twelve Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). For that purpose an agreement for the customer, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), was signed in May 2018 between Singapore subsidiary of Terma and Saab, Australia, learned BulgarainMilitary.com

The agreed period within which all twelve OPVs will be equipped with Terma’s SCANTER 6002 radar system is 10 years. The OPVs, designed by Lürssen, are planned to replace and upgrade the capability provided by the existing fleet of Armidale Class Patrol Boats.

The major purpose of the Offshore Patrol Vessel will be to undertake constabulary missions. The OPV will be also the main asset of the Royal Australian Navy for maritime patrol and response tasks.

The SCANTER 6002 radar system is a combined Air and Surface Surveillance system ensuring remarkable capabilities for advanced navigation, helicopter control, and air and surface surveillance. For the needs of the Australian OPVs, the SCANTER 6002 radar is equipped with its compact 12 feet antenna and is integrated with the Situational Awareness System of Saab Australia. With the SCANTER 6002 radar system users may detect surface and short range air targets and track and control air vehicles around the OPV.

The SCANTER 6002 radar system has a IMO certificate. This means that the configuration of the system meets the newest performance standards of the International Maritime Organization and International Electrotechnical Commission (IMO). The SCANTER 6002 offers improved small target detection and automatic environmental adaptation for advanced detection performance in all weather conditions. The Final result is a clear, high-resolution situational awareness picture.

Terma’s SCANTER naval radar sensors are in service with navies and coastguards worldwide. They already are a preferred choice for navigation and surveillance purposes.

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