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Qatar to receive next-gen SharpEye radar for patrol fleet

DOHA, Qatar, April 13 (UPI) — Qatar has ordered the Kelvin Hughes-built SharpEye radar system for its fleet of coastal patrol boats.

The SharpEye S-band radar system, along with the company’s 12kW radar system will be installed onboard 17 of Qatar’s newest patrol ships, according to a company statement. The Hercules series boats for Qatar’s Coast and Borders Security Department are being built at ARES Shipyard, Turkey.

“This important new contract win in Turkey from ARES Shipyard is a reflection of the growing interest we are continuing to see in SharpEye from all of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries,” Barry Jones, Kelvin Hughes’ Regional Sales Manager for Turkey said in the statement.

Integration of the new radar systems will begin in May with the program expected to run through 2018.

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