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Terma to Supply SCANTER 6000 Radars for New Royal Navy Type 26 Frigates


Terma to Supply SCANTER 6000 Radars for New Royal Navy Type 26 Frigates

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Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate HMS Glasgow (F88) Enters Water for First Time
Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate HMS Glasgow (F88)

Terma, a Danish leader in advanced technology solutions for defense, is thrilled to announce its significant contribution to the second batch of Type 26 frigates for the Royal Navy. Terma will be providing ten SCANTER 6000 radars to equip five state-of-the-art Royal Navy Type 26 frigates, bolstering their capabilities for the future. The agreement on the delivery of the radars has been contracted with German marine navigation manufacturer Anschütz, who is providing the complete Integrated Bridge System (IBS). The Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates are at the forefront of naval innovation, with the first batch of the frigates consisting of three ships already in build, along with the first ship of Batch 2, HMS Birmingham. The second batch of the Type 26 frigates consists of five ships – HMS Birmingham, HMS Sheffield, HMS Newcastle, HMS Edinburgh, and HMS London – and will be equipped with Terma SCANTER 6000 radars. Construction of all eight frigates is expected to be completed by the mid-2030s.

The SCANTER 6000 radar systems, to be supplied by Terma, are renowned for their exceptional performance in naval applications. These radars offer simultaneous detection capabilities for small targets, helicopter guidance, and large and small target detection at various ranges, including close and maximum distances. The Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates are designed to be versatile, advanced anti-submarine warfare warships and will serve as the replacement for eight of the retiring Type 23 fleet. Terma’s contribution solidifies Terma’s reputation as a key player in delivering cutting-edge defense technology and underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing naval operational effectiveness.

SCANTER 6000 X-band 2D solid state radar
SCANTER 6000 X-band 2D solid state radar. (Photo by Terma)

The SCANTER 6000 is a coherent X-band 2D solid state radar developed by Terma to address market requirements for improved surface and low airspace situational awareness in all-weather and sea conditions. It has been specifically designed as an affordable solution to plug the gap between standard marine navigation radars and the very expensive military surveillance radar systems. The radar provides unique capabilities for advanced navigation, air surveillance including helicopter control and surface surveillance with tracking of small targets like jet-skies or autonomous surface vessels out to the horizon. It may serve as a multi-role sensor system to meet requirements for tactical surface surveillance, search and rescue, and helicopter control.

Terma’s track record in delivering advanced technology solutions for navies around the world, including the Danish, American, French, German, and Norwegian navies, underscores the trust placed in the SCANTER 6000 radar system. Its exceptional performance even in adverse weather conditions further enhances the operational capabilities and situational awareness of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates. As Terma continues to lead in delivering innovative technology solutions for defense and security forces worldwide, this collaboration not only signifies Terma’s dedication to providing state-of-the-art solutions but also highlights its commitment to fostering international cooperation within the defense industry. Terma is proud to be part of this venture, which promises to significantly bolster the Royal Navy’s capabilities and strengthen defense partnerships.

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