SCANTER 6002 Radar Selected for RAN SEA1180 OPVs
COPENHAGEN and SINGAPORE — The contract signing for the SEA1180 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has been successfully completed between Saab Australia and Terma Singapore for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Terma said in a July 30 release.
Terma is contracted to deliver the SCANTER 6002 radar for all 12 OPVs over a period of 10 years. The Lürssen-designed OPVs will replace and improve upon the capability delivered by the existing Armidale-class patrol boats. The primary role of the OPV will be to undertake constabulary missions and the OPV will be the primary RAN asset for maritime patrol and response duties.
The SCANTER 6002 is a combined air and surface surveillance radar providing unique capabilities for advanced navigation, air and surface surveillance, and helicopter control. On the OPV, the SCANTER 6002 radar is configured with its compact 12-foot antenna and is integrated with Saab Australia Situational Awareness System.
The SCANTER 6002 radar enables the operator to detect surface and short-range air contacts and provides the capability to track and control air vehicles operating in proximity to the OPV.