Terma secures contract from Indonesian Sea and Coast Guard
Terma has secured a contract from the Indonesian Sea and Coast Guard Kesatuan Penjaga Laut dan Pantai (KPLP), to supply its Scanter 6000 radars for navigation, surveillance, and helicopter control.
The radars will be installed on five KPLP ships of different classes, namely KN. Trisula (P111), KN. Kalimasadha (P115), KN. Kalawai (P117), KN. Chundamani (P116), and KN. Gandiwa (P118)
These ships will also be integrated with the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s Vision Master automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) display system.
Terma Denmark Radar Application director Jesper Tolstrup said the Scanter 6000 series radar system will enable the Indonesian patrol boats to detect and track small targets from the horizon up to the ship itself on the surface and in low-level air space and in all conditions.
Tolstrup said: “Although these patrol vessels do not have facilities for embarked aircraft, the radar provides the capability for directing helicopters for search and rescue, fisheries patrol, pollution monitoring, or other enforcement missions. The radar is also optimal for detecting or controlling unmanned aircraft.”
The ships are located at various locations across the country and will be upgraded at their respective homeports.
Indonesian Sea and Coast Guard Patrol Vessel KN. Gandiwa (P118) commanding officer Joseph Rengga, S.H., M.Mar said: “In our challenging operating environment, we require a radar with very good detection ranges and high resolution target discrimination.
“When it comes to search and rescue, being able to find a small lifeboat or a man in the water at great distances, in darkness or in bad weather, the radar is a lifesaving tool.”
“The SCANTER 6000 does that, with great reliability.”