Canberra Class Amphibious Ships equipped with the Naval MantaDigital™ radar display and SharpEye™ solid state radar sensor functions and tactical features. (all photos : Kelvin Hughes)
Kelvin Hughes has announced it has been contracted to provide the training system for its dedicated short range helicopter control radar (SRHCR) to BAE Systems Australia Defence. BAE Systems Australia Defence are contracted to the Defence Material Organisation to train the initial crews for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) new Canberra Class Amphibious Ships.
The innovative landing solution has been integrated into Canberra Class Amphibious Ships being built by BAE Systems Australia and Navantia. The ships will enter service during 2014 and 2015 and will be the largest warships ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.
The Kelvin Hughes training system is expected to be commissioned in November 2012 at a new training facility, in Sydney, Australia, enabling operators and maintenance personnel to learn about the Naval MantaDigital™ radar display and SharpEye™ solid state radar sensor functions and tactical features.
The training system has been developed to allow operators to experience and practice on-board fault-finding and then follow protocol on how to correct potential problems that may occur during live operations on the Amphibious Ships.
Simulated errors are created in the system for trainees to fault-find using the system schedule and procedures, enabling the operator to understand the layout, functions and radar tactical features of the radar display system.
Barry Wade, managing director of Kelvin Hughes Surveillance Systems, said the training solution has been developed as part of Kelvin Hughes commitment to supplying a complete radar solution including training and support to the customer.
He added: “We are very pleased to be providing a training system that enables a direct comparison between the simulation environment and the operational environment, and is testament to the flexibility of Naval MantaDigital™ and SharpEye™ open architecture radar equipment.”