Kelvin Hughes


Highly Successful DSEI 2013

DSEI 2013, which ran from September 10th to 13th at ExCel London and attracted over 32,000 visitors, proved to be a highly successful event for Kelvin Hughes.

Our new SharpEye™ upmast radar system attracted significant interest from both visitors and the press. With its carbon composite housing, a world first, the system is the lightest upmast radar available on the market, making installation simple, quick and safe. With its coherent transmission and Doppler processing, it is able to separate targets from clutter resulting in greatly improved situational awareness even in adverse weather conditions. New features of the system include the latest GaN transistors, a synchronous motor that removes the need for a gearbox, and a profile that mimics that of stealth ships resulting in a reduction of approximately 90% in the Radar Cross Section (RCS) of its predecessors.

Also on display at DSEI was the SharpEye™ SCV (Small Craft Variant). Incorporating many of the elements of the SharpEye™ system used on naval platforms, the SCV is bringing professional radar performance to smaller vessels for the first time, significantly increasing the capability of police and patrol boats to detect small targets at long ranges in all weathers. Exhibited in conjunction with SharpEye™ was a specialist navigation display and software developed by SeaCross Marine AB, the SCV has generated requests for trial and test opportunities from all over the world.

During the course of the exhibition we were also able to make a number of announcements about working with Marshall Land Systems to provide fully engineered security surveillance solutions, and the numerous projects and programmes we are engaged in concerning the RFA, MOD, Qinetiq and DSTL.

In short, DSEI 2013 was a fitting highlight to a highly successful period for Kelvin Hughes as we continue to experience strong international demand to supply naval and coast guard programmes, coastal surveillance and vessel traffic service projects, and land-based radar projects for border, civil infrastructure and base protection.

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