Kelvin Hughes provides the world's naval submarine services with navigation and surface search radars and pioneered the use of coherent pulse Doppler technologies for this role. As a result, Kelvin Hughes SharpEye™ naval radars are able to see small targets in sea, rain or land clutter that others will miss.

Providing early warning of the presence of larger vessels, small targets and asymmetric threats SharpEye increases the safety and capability of a submarine while minimising the possibility of detection while emitting. And due to the low peak power there is a much reduced probability of ESM intercept during transmission.

With a long history in the supply of naval radar, Kelvin Hughes has always been at the forefront of technological developments and supplies 30 of the world's navies.

Launched in 2006, more than 30 navies now use SharpEye™ radars and displays, which delivers improvements in sub-clutter visibility enabling targets with a low Radar Cross Section (RCS), to be detected even in heavy rain and high sea states. Doppler processing enables clutter removal without picture degradation. This combined with a host of other unique and special features in the radar sensor, provides an unprecedented level of situational awareness.

  • Detection in clutter
  • Performance advantage
  • No magnetron - minimal routine maintenance requirements
  • High MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)
  • Extremely low through life costs