` New £44m Navigation Radar System for Royal Navy

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New £44m Navigation Radar System for Royal Navy

HAVANT, HAMPSHIRE 28 January 2016 – A £44 million contract for a new Royal Navy navigation radar system has been awarded to Lockheed Martin UK by the UK Ministry of Defence.

More than sixty Royal Navy ships, submarines and shore facilities will be fitted with new sensor based technology, integrated by Lockheed Martin engineers based in Hampshire. The contract with the MoD announced today will sustain 14 jobs at Lockheed Martin’s Havant facility and create five additional roles in the company.

Lockheed Martin’s Naval Vigilance Radar software will be fitted to the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigates, Hunt and Sandown Class Mine Counter Measure Vessels, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Vessels, fast patrol boats, as well as the Astute, Trafalgar and Vanguard class submarines.

Five shore facilities will also benefit from the new technology which provides a highly reliable and safe collision avoidance system.

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Kelvin Hughes, a company that developed the solid state SharpEye™ radar transceiver to produce the new solution. It will be fitted onto vessels over the next five years during periods of routine maintenance.

The new Naval Radar Programme has been developed to operate alongside the Royal Navy’s Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) and will include a common maritime data processing environment developed by Lockheed Martin UK.

The Naval Radar Programme solution uses the very latest sensor technology to provide the Royal Navy with safe, low maintenance and reliable navigation radar capability. The award of this £44 million contract builds on our reputation as a trusted provider of maritime mission systems to the Royal Navy”, said Peter Ruddock, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin UK.

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