Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur: Danish firm, Terma announced at the height of the Defense & Security show that the company will deliver a number of radars systems to boost the coastal surveillance capability of the Royal Thai Navy.
The radar delivery is the company’s first coastal surveillance project in Thailand.
The radars – SCANTER 5202 and 2202- will be delivered together with a variety of compact antennas sized 21ft, 18ft and 12ft. All radars will feature Terma’s ET2 embedded tracker. the mix of antennas and the powerful radar systems will enable the Royal Thai Navy to detect basically anything moving on the surface of the sea.
The new radar systems will provide the Royal Thai Navy with vigilant surveillance capability through an intelligent tracking unit installed on all radars. The so-called ET2 Embedded Tracker automatically logs the behaviour of any suspicious vessel, no matter the size or shape.
“With the current delivery, we are thrilled to enter as a coastal surveillance partner in Thailand. The collaboration with both the Royal Thai Navy and the other suppliers has been great, and we look forward to hopefully taking part in the future development of Thai coastal surveillance,” said Vice President and General Manager of Terma Asia Pacific, Anupam Narain Mathur.
The Terma ET2 Tracking unit is embedded directly into the radars with simple hardware and software add-ons. The reason behind embedding the ET2 into the radar comes down to making the system compatible with third-party C2 System Providers.
The tracking data is translated to exportable international protocols and can be interfaced by any major C2-system on the market.
The impeding delivery of radar systems further impressed Terma’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. For more than 20 years, Terma has delivered radar systems for military and civil uses across the region. Consequently, Terma has become a trusted surveillance partner for Navies and Coast Guards operations in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The company’s Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is in service in numerous seaports in Vietnam, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and many more worldwide, more than 3,000 SCANTER radars have been delivered. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: Terma)