US Navy Stealth Ship Fits New Radar Display System

20 May 2010 (Last Updated May 20th, 2010 18:30)

The US Navy's stealth ship USNS Stiletto has been fitted with a new radar display system developed by Global Defense Technology & Systems. The automated radar plotting aid (ARPA) is a marine radar that incorporates collision avoidance data into a radar display to provide the user with

The US Navy's stealth ship USNS Stiletto has been fitted with a new radar display system developed by Global Defense Technology & Systems.

The automated radar plotting aid (ARPA) is a marine radar that incorporates collision avoidance data into a radar display to provide the user with a clear picture of other ship movement information to avoid potential collisions.

USNS Stiletto equipped with ARPA allows a single operator to consistently switch between radar sources and from navigational operations to mission modes, and travels at 50kt.

ARPA systems integrate navigation, collision avoidance, communications and combat systems into one shipboard command and control system.