The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation has signed a contract with Terma for the delivery of radar systems for the Danish Navy’s three new Iver Huitfeldt Class frigates.

The scanter 6000 naval surveillance radar will be used for surveillance and rescue assignments at sea, and to encounter asymmetric threats such as terror and pirate attacks.

The radar is capable of detecting small targets under severe weather conditions at a distance of up to 15nm and can guide a helicopter to safe landing.

The 140m-long Iver Huitfeldt Class frigates consist of seven decks, including a helicopter landing deck and hangar, and will enter operational service with the navy in 2013 for national and international assignments.

Terma’s radar is also installed on the US Navy’s Stiletto vessel and will be installed as part of the French offshore patrol vessel programme, Hermes.

The first system will be installed this month, with the remaining systems set for installation between December 2011 and February 2012.