The frigates are are expected to enter operational service in
2013, and the radar is intended for surveillance and rescue
assignments and helicopter guidance. The first system will be
installed in May this year, and the two additional systems in
December 2011 and February 2012.
Terma's SCANTER 6000 naval surveillance radar is already
installed on the U.S. Navy's Stiletto vessel and will be installed
as part of the French Offshore Patrol Vessel program "Hermes" later
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Furthermore, the Spanish Coast Guard, Guardia Civil, has
purchased a number of systems for the coastal surveillance along
two coastlines in northern Spain.
The radar is particularly suited to detect small targets such as a
helicopter under demanding weather conditions at a distance of up
to 15 nautical miles and guide the helicopter to a safe landing on
board the vessel.
The SCANTER 6000 is specifically developed for surveillance
assignments at sea, and consequently it is well-suited for search
and rescue assignments and to combat so-called asymmetric threats
(terror and pirate attacks).
Previously, Terma has delivered radar systems for a number of
the Danish Navy vessels. The radars supplied comprise both the
SCANTER 2001 as well as the SCANTER 4100 which has been installed
on the ocean patrol vessels in the »KNUD RASMUSSEN« class.
With the three new frigates, the Danish Navy obtains a
considerable capacity to solve both national and international
assignments. The frigates are 140 meters long and 20 meters wide
and consist of seven decks, including helicopter landing deck and
hangar. The crew comprises 101 persons. The vessels were built at
the Odense Steel Ship Yard.
Terma has already supplied the advanced C-Flex command and
control system for the frigates. C-Flex integrates a number of the
frigates' defense systems, including the advanced AAW (Anti Air
Warfare) air defense system and the decoy self-protection system
SKWS (Soft Kill Weapon System), also supplied by Terma.
The SCANTER radar systems come in different versions which are
tailor-made for specific applications. At present, well over 1500
systems are in operation worldwide for the surveillance of
coastlines and ports, naval surveillance and airport ground
surveillance at large international airports.
Due to their unique ability to detect small targets at large
distances under severe weather conditions, Terma radars are in high
demand in the fight against smugglers, illegal immigrants, pirates,
terrorists and other illegal activities.
Terma develops products and systems for defense, civilian
authorities, and security applications, including command and
control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for
aircraft, space technology, and advanced aerostructures for the
Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark, and maintains
international subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands,
Germany, the U.S., and Singapore. Further information about Terma
is available at www.terma.com.
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Vice President, Communications
Phone: +45 8743 6000
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