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Kelvin Hughes appoints representative for Australasia

Kelvin Hughes has appointed prime contractor Australian Maritime Systems (AMS) with headquarters in Brisbane, Australia to act as its sales representative and provide service operations across Australia and New Zealand.

The agreement will allow Kelvin Hughes to increase service and support to its client portfolio across the region, which includes the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

As a defence distributor, AMS will sell Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye™ upmast naval radar systems including the naval tactical radar display software and provide support for existing ship installations of the KH-2007 Naval Transceiver, and other legacy radar systems.

Russell Gould, CEO of Kelvin Hughes, said:
“We have developed a number of synergies with AMS through a commercial relationship that has spanned almost 6 years focused on Kelvin Hughes’ coastal surveillance and port VTS radar systems. This agreement represents an exciting phase in our partnership and will provide us with the platform to grow our regional systems capabilities and strengthen our product and service propositions to new and existing customers within the region.”

Brian Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer of AMS said:
“We have developed a unique and high degree of Kelvin Hughes specific radar product knowledge and related systems integration capability that reaches from high integrity installations for offshore oil and gas platforms to shore based solutions. The expansion of AMS specialist integration and support to regional naval and border protection agencies is an exciting step in AMS’ history and one we are well equipped for.”

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