HENSOLDT UK say they are supplying the Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X Band SharpEye navigation radar for two Polish Navy minehunters.

The two equipped vessels, ORP Albatros and ORP Mewa, were built by PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.

“Installed in conjunction with an OSI Maritime Systems integrated navigation bridge system, the radar will be tasked with navigation and surface surveillance functionality, providing the Polish Navy with solid state radar sensors to ensure safety of navigation whilst providing advanced small target search capability. This capability contributes to ship safety of navigation and enhances the performance in the operational tasks.”

Adrian Pilbeam, Head of Sales Maritime Surveillance, commented:

“HENSOLDT UK is pleased to supply the Polish Navy with their first SharpEye radars to assist in the demanding operational tasks of a minehunter. This further extends a longstanding relationship for the supply of radar sensors to OSI Maritime Systems for integration into their bridge systems.”

The firm say that the Polish Navy is joining more than 30 navies worldwide that use Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar sensors.

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6 months ago

The Polish are now one of the few European nations which is taking Russia seriously and making an effort at re-equipping and modernising. I know quite a few Polish lads and they are quite motivated in their attitude to defending Poland and their distrust of Russia. Tip of the spear.

Jan van der Werk
Jan van der Werk
6 months ago
Reply to  Airborne

Poles have every reason to “gear up”. A history of being shafted by Germany and Russia has made them wary. Anyone familiar with Katyn and the Warsaw uprising stories, also the Free Polish contribution in WW2 cannot be surprised by present day thinking.