Kelvin Hughes, on stand #S4-110, has had an amazing 2017 so far, from numerous contract wins, growth of the Kelvin Hughes Academy with recruitment of new apprentices, a number of new product launches including its new drone detection radar and celebrating 70 years of type approved navigation radar. Topping that Kelvin Hughes announced at the end of June, that it is to be acquired by Hensoldt, subject to regulatory clearances.
For the Security market Kelvin Hughes is demonstrating its border security and surveillance solutions utilising the CxEye C2 software and SharpEye radar and also the range of integrated EO sensors. Kelvin Hughes is also showing their enhanced counter UAV capability. SMS D(rone) has already dramatically advanced drone detection with optional video tracking, auto classification and altitude data. Further developments of the radar capability will be revealed at the show that makes detecting and tracking even the smallest drones a reality. Exact details are kept under wraps until the show being held 12-15 September.
In the naval and maritime domain some equally exciting developments are taking place and will be unveiled also at DSEI. Kelvin Hughes is showing its latest tactical software features for the company’s naval navigation and situational awareness displays through an interactive multiscreen system. This will highlight the advantages of advanced tracker software over conventional ARPA trackers and also show how the SharpEye radar sensor technology can be used to inform the command of threats in some other unique and innovative ways including a unique EW feature.
At DSEI, Kelvin Hughes also unveils the new ECDIS which meets the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) latest standards and is available for naval platforms wishing to take advantage of commercial navigation equipment but still seeking the benefits of the tactical capabilities the Kelvin Hughes navigation and situational awareness software brings. Based around the multifunction capability and the networked bridge, Kelvin Hughes’ latest range of bridge equipment allows multi-station viewing and operation of radar, conning and ECDIS.
The latest ECDIS system from Kelvin Hughes is available for interactive demonstration at DSEI which is IHO Version 4 Presentation Library compliant and boasts instant chart loading, look ahead and anchor watch features to name a few.
www.monch.com brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #9/2017, available at the show on the Mönch stand S2-165; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.