International contract for Enfield firm

Thu 26 February 2015, 12:04 pm

Enfield-based supplier of navigation and surveillance systems, Kelvin Hughes, has been awarded a contract to supply radars and trackers to the New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD), as part of the Lockheed Martin Canada prime contract for the Frigate Systems Upgrade project.

The MoD has chosen Kelvin Hughes’ 2D navigation and surveillance “SharpEye” radar and “Naval MantaDigital” display software and processors for two ship sets – as well as its tracking device, which offers “advanced target tracking capability”.

The combat system upgrade means the Royal New Zealand Navy will be able to operate “highly capable and versatile ships” through to the end of their service life, according to Kelvin Hughes. 

Adrian Pilbeam, vice president of Kelvin Hughes, said: “The selection of SharpEye by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence is a testament to the cutting edge SharpEye technology radar. 

“Kelvin Hughes developed SharpEye as a very cost effective package for 2D surveillance applications.”