Saab Australia has awarded Danish defense technology company Terma a contract for the delivery of its Scanter 6002 radars for the Royal Australian Navy’s new SEA1180 offshore patrol vessels.
Terma Singapore is set to deliver air and surface surveillance radars 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.
Terma’s Scanter 6002 provides navigation, air and surface surveillance, and helicopter control. On the OPV, the SCANTER 6002 radar is configured with its compact 12 feet antenna and is integrated with the Saab Australia situational awareness system. The 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.